Overalls are a summer staple we adore, thanks the effortlessly charming touch they bring to an outfit. But deciding what to wear them with can be a bit of a head-scratcher. You want to match the effortless vibe while avoiding looking sloppy—easier said than done! To make your overalls look appropriate for a variety of occasions, there are a few top-and-shoe pairings that are no-brainers with overalls, both short and long. These will ensure you look more like the cool fashion girl you are, as opposed to a fifth-grade version of yourself.
Keep scrolling to see the top, shoe, and overall pairings in action, and shop our favorite pieces to create each look!
Bralette + Overalls + Long Coat
Model Joan Smalls epitomizes cool-girl style, and it's readily apparent in how she wore overalls here. This laid-back take paired the item with a silky bralette, beanie, and a long coat. For a summer take, swap out the coat completely or replace it with a long cardigan. A touch of gold jewelry completes the look.
Aviators + Off-the-Shoulder Blouse + Overalls
This outfit by fashion blogger Danielle Berstein of We Wore What mixes feminine style with the playful look of overalls. The off-the-shoulder cut of the blouse adds a hint of sexiness while the dramatic bell sleeves take center stage. Bernstein dressed down the look with a pair of aviators, simple jewelry, and flats.
Sleeveless Turtleneck + Overalls + Combat Boots
With a grungy take on styling overalls, Imaan Hammam combined her distressed pair with combat boots and a flannel tee. A simple sleeveless turtleneck pulled the look together. She also added a subtle touch of shine with a pair of fine gold hoop earrings.
Baseball Tee + Overalls + Sneakers
Model Irene Kim's off-duty look is everything we're hoping to re-create for ourselves this summer. This outfit is perfect for the weekend: dark blue overalls, a simple baseball tee, and white leather sneakers. It's a chic way to throw together a casual but stylish look with overalls.
Scarf + Button-Down + Overalls
Model Ji Hye Park styles her overalls simply—and it looks so put together. We love the addition of a button-down, a slightly dressed-up counterpart to Irene Kim's baseball tee. Park similarly pairs her overalls with sneakers and adds a pop of color with a vibrant scarf.
Up next, keep reading for the model-approved way to wear overalls.
Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.