5 Ways To Take The Overall Trend From First Grade To First Class

May 30, 2018  |  

Overalls! What once appeared to be a quick style flashback has become a closet staple season after season! Creative styling, and expanded materials, colors, and prints have helped this item go from barely acceptable for the backyard barbecue to first-choice pick for a cute and comfy night out. Looking to work them into your summer wardrobe? Here are five ways to update the overall trend for 2018.  

1. Skip The Sneakers

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It might be tempting to go totally retro by rocking a pair of simple kicks or modern jelly sandals but platform heels are the way to go when kicking up the style on a pair of classic denim overalls. Just look at how “Game of Thrones” actress Nathalie Emmanuel stepped out of the seven kingdoms and onto the red carpet in a pair of white stacked heels that perfectly offset her peasant blouse.

2. Keep The Makeup Glam

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Sticking to a high glamour beauty look easily takes overalls from day to night. Model Rabea Schif rocked a charming neutral lip with dramatic lashes, glowy skin, and a voluminous polka dot blouse that hit the spot at a Vogue event. Recreate the look with your favorite nude lipstick and highlighter. Just make sure the formula on the lipstick is rich and long-lasting so that your look can have the desired effect all night long.

3. Embrace Lace

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Interesting details like lace and ruffles up the ante on overalls. A dramatic sleeve like the one seen here on author Coralie Diora does the trick as well.

4. Pick a Print  

Fashion influencer Kelly Augustine stopped by the Harlem Coffee Co. in a printed pair of overalls that were perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. More and more retailers are opting to integrate prints into their offerings. Consider them before buying yet another basic pair. Earn bonus points by adding a bold accessory like her bright red beret.

5. Switch Up Your Color Choice

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Back away from the bright blue denim and choose a color like eggplant or black to make overalls appropriate for a cocktail event. DJ, model, and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman showed up at a presentation for Topshop in a black cropped pair. Textures like leather or velvet can also have a similar effect.

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