Overalls, Up & Down
So, fun fact: I did this shoot with Andi, and when I appeared in the first outfit (above) she said, "Only you could pull off overalls." This is precisely why I wanted to do this post—I swear that, IF you like the look of overalls (I realize they're not for everyone)—overalls are more approachable than you think.
I'm not going to lie, finding the RIGHT pair was tough. I knew I wanted a classic pair (no rips, funky straps, or bellbottoms), but I also wanted an update in the silhouette. Most of the overalls I tried were on the low waisted side, making the straps feel too much like suspenders, holding my jeans up. It was important to me that the overalls truly sit at the waist, like a belted waist dress would. If you're built at all like me, meaning your lower half doesn't resemble a runway model's, trust me, it's more flattering to cinch that waist!
Once I found the right fit, I've been able to wear these for all sorts of occasions. They tend to swing casual, but you can also dress them up, often by adding something as simple as a block heel (or a stiletto, as in the second look). They work particularly well with an interesting top, like an open back bodysuit or an off the shoulder top. Even with something as simple as a white tank, I feel put together—overalls speak for themselves.
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