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
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.