Light-wash denim overalls can be especially chic, as can a little distressing. Consider it the sartorial equivalent of a “woke up like this” look. But you needn’t worry about sticking with blue denim. While it’s a classic choice, white denim and chino shades also look spring-fresh.
When it comes to under-layers, you can’t go wrong with a classic striped Breton or boxy white shirt. For low-key days, another unexpected hero of the season is perfect: the classic hoodie.
The fit should suit the vibe: super-relaxed. If in doubt, opt for a slightly larger size than you might ordinarily wear, and then adjust the straps.
We’ve been pondering our renewed love for overalls: perhaps it’s because they bridge the gap so beautifully between at-home comfort clothes and out-in-the-world dressing. If you’re already a fan of the jumpsuit, this will be an easy transition. No longer the stomping ground of painterly artists and early-childhood educators, dungarees are a stylish weekday staple.
Make off-duty overalls sleeker with an ankle-revealing cuffed hem and leather loafers. For styles with a wider leg, we love retro trainers.
Opt for playful accessories – a subtle nod to the childhood origins of dungarees for many of us. Colourful beads and an eye-catching clutch will pop against a simple white palette.
Coverage is the key to keeping this off-duty look stylish: stick with longer sleeves and oversized tops over tight-fitting bodysuits that dominated the ’90s iteration of this trend (been there, done that).
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