How to Style Overalls This Summer


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When we were kids, we were rarely seen not wearing overalls. At the time, we most likely paired the one favorite with a cropped tee and our favorite beat-up Converse sneakers before running out the door. While we might have taken a little break from the childhood wardrobe essential, we’ve quickly come to realize that not that much has changed. Upon rediscovering the retro trend, we officially can’t get enough.

We still love wearing our overalls with a boxy white tee, but we have invented new and fun ways to make it our own (and in a more elegant and adult way). We’re slipping sleeker bodysuits underneath for a more tailored feel, having fun with color by pairing our distressed styles with bright vintage tees, and even fashioning an intentional one-strap look by unfastening one side at the shoulder. Consider it the sartorial equivalent of the “woke up like this” look.

In denim, chino, cotton, and more, we’ve already begun to re-create the collection of overalls we had as children and are so excited to try them out that we can’t decide which look to try on first. From sophisticated to sporty and everything in between, here are our favorite ways to style overalls in the summer.


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Go super casual with a graphic tee underneath. Keep the low-key vibe going strong by slipping into low-top sneakers to finish off the look.


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With wide-leg white overalls, have a bit of fun with color. Play up your favorite brights with a red top, sneakers, and a similarly toned bag.


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Overalls don’t have to mean pants. In fact, we’re loving overall dresses just as much as their two-legged counterpart this summer.


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If you’re looking for something simple, seek an overall shape that’s more covered than the rest so you can style them without anything at all underneath.


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Channel your inner }90s style with a sports bra and athletic sneakers.


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Go high-low with your overall look by styling the wardrobe favorite with a casual graphic tee and sneakers but finishing it off with a lust-worthy leather bag.


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Make the off-duty overalls sleeker with a blouse underneath and heels on your feet.


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Opt for overalls that have more coverage on top and keep it high-fashion with statement boots or heels. Top the whole look with a lightweight coat for an added tailored appeal.


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With a base like denim, it’s fun to mix and match prints. Amp up your overall look with a brightly colored top underneath, but ground the whole look with classic white sneakers on your feet.


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Go tonal with a black-and-white combination. Keep it classic with a slimmer overall silhouette and a slightly boxy shirt underneath.

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Fallen back in love yet? We surely have. These are definitely not the overalls we remember from our childhood!

Freelance Writer