Once upon a time, overalls were an essential part of our junior high school wardrobe. Though those days are behind us, the classic denim silhouette is making a comeback this season, albeit in a cool, grown-up way best exemplified by Tilda Lindstam. The Swedish model was snapped late last month in vintage black denim overalls, a polka-dot button-down shirt, and monk-strap flats, paired with a bright 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel ($650) for a shot of color.
To give her look a sophisticated twist, Lindstam cleverly kept color and proportion in mind. A printed top tempers the overalls' solid block of black, while rolled-up pant cuffs balances out its slouchy torso. Eager to reintroduce this '90s-inspired piece to your repertoire? Keep reading to learn how to Get The Look today.
Current/Elliott The Overalls ($388) in Decoy with Repair
A slightly faded wash and a touch of distressing give these overalls a comfortable, love-worn feel. Cuffing them also reveals a charming plaid lining.
Acne Else Raw Denim Overalls ($370)
For a slightly unconventional take on overalls, try Acne's mini dress. The denim number owes its cool-girl cred to asymmetrical pleats and exaggerated wide straps.
Levi's Vintage Clothing Bib & Brace Overalls ($350, available in lighter wash)
Crafted in clean, dark denim with a sleek silhouette, these overalls have a cosmopolitan flair that's perfectly suited for a downtown trendsetter.
Style It With/A Shirt
Layer this middle-school throwback over a sweet print, like Comme des Garcons Play's Polka Dot Emblem Tee ($152). The heart emblem cements the top's cuteness factor.
Style It With/Accessories
Break up all the navy hues with a pop of color. Clare Vivier's Mini Bag ($168) in Red does the trick, and the cross-body style lends itself well to a laid-back outfit. Add a polished menswear-inspired element in the form of Cole Haan's Breslyn Monkstrap Shoes ($248) in Black, then keep the rest of the look simple with a single delicate accessory, like Bare Collection's Double Knot Ring ($221).--Tiffany Tse
Photo of Tilda Lindstam, courtesy of Stockholm Street Style.