Overall shorts, shortalls, or dungarees (whatever you choose to call them) are a big style trend this spring and summer. At first, I was super intimidated about how to wear this trend, especially being a curvy girl. I remember too many an old photo of me looking horrendous as a child, unsure how to dress my body. Needless to say, I was less than enthused to try this out in the beginning, but I’m glad I picked up a pair and gave them a shot.
How do you wear overall shorts as an adult? This was the first question that popped into my mind when I saw this trend emerging. So I decided to put together 3 looks that get the most out of your shortall purchase, look good on any body type, and keep you from resorting back to your former years of childhood shame. *lols*
I like to think of this look as bohemian casual. The off the shoulder top looks great with the straps of the overall shorts creating contrast and also showing a little skin. Fun beaded earrings make the look a bit dressier, but the brown slides keep everything still very casual. This is perfect to wear shopping or to picnics or family gatherings.
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I decided to go for a smarter look for this one. I paired a lace top underneath with nude loafers, gold jewelry, and a structured bag helping to elevate the entire look. Of course, this still isn’t something I would wear into the office on Monday, but if you’re someone who is afraid of this trend coming off as childish, this is a really great option.
This last look may just be my favorite. I’m not even sure what I want to call it, but quirky and whimsical are the first two words that pop into my head. This is just fun! I paired a cute linen button down shirt with fruit on it underneath, chucked on my Chucks, and added pops of color with the red bandana and salmon colored bag. I would live in this outfit all summer long because it’s cute, easy, and comfy.
A couple of tips to buying the right pair of overall shorts:
1. Know your body! If you have a long torso *raises hand* then opt for a brand that carries tall. These ones from ASOS are tall and I couldn’t have worn this trend without that extra fabric. Things would have gotten pretty uncomfortable, if you know what I mean. But you catch my drift. Know your body!
2. Know your lifestyle! I purchased these with the extreme distressing on bottom. I can do that because I don’t have a job that requires me to be dressed up most of the time, and I know I can get my wear out of them. If you’re not the kind of person who feels comfortable with distressing, opt for a cleaner cut pair. I’ve linked up a few options below.
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