Friday, October 16, 2015

Go-to Weekend Outfit


I have never known anyone to actually wear coveralls by choice, besides my Grandpa Ed. Growing up in a farming family, he wore them for utility (or maybe style, I don't know). But now it's 2015 and we're all doin' it!

My go to weekend (typically Saturday) outfit is my overalls. You already know, I love my Gap Bowery (I think they rightfully renamed it 'favorite') shirts. So, depending on the weather I wear either the tee or long-sleeve version. Shoes can be tricky since my overalls are bootcut. In the summer I wear sandals, the fall/spring - casual flats or tennies, and during winter - tucked into Uggs. I also think delicate jewelry helps balance the bulk of all that denim.

Overalls: No longer available. Scroll down for some suggestions! | Long sleeve: Favorite Long-Sleeve Crew Tee |
Bar necklace: Stella & Dot Signature Engravable | Beaded necklace: LOFT Rondelle | Bag: MK Large Riley Satchel |
Shoes: Mossimo Luna Oxford

Below I linked some versions I would actually wear. I would call mine a full-coverage overall. Some are made sort of skimpy and skinny throughout the upper bodice and I don't need to look any bigger. In my opinion, the 'more expensive' (it's all relative) tend to be constructed better.

Overalls can be an intimidating to wear so, I have some suggestions when choosing a pair:
  • No intentional distress
  • Pockets in front and back of pants, like any typical jean (something to do with your hands)
  • Solid, well made buckles
  • Equal-ish ratio of width from hip to chest (skinnier up top accentuates torso [#2], the wider is more farm-like [#3])
  • Optional but simply the best: a kangaroo pouch
Right to left: ASOS Dr. Denim ($126), ASOS Brand Skinny ($81), Target Mossimo ($34.99), ASOS Brand 90s Style ($81), Nordstrom Madewell Skinny ($148)

Proof that some of us are using overalls for utility. I do love carrying my phone in the kangaroo pouch when running errands!
I totally encourage you to pick up a pair. It will automatically make you cool, quirky, and edgy. That was a joke. But really, try 'em! Ok, this post just made me fall in love with overalls even more than before. A dark pair would really suit me, yeah? Perhaps we can all sign a petition and send it to Mr. Tidy? LMK. (Amy, this means let me know).

Tori

3 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute. I remember having a pair I loved back in the day. Would never try to pull it off now, but so happy to see how cute you make them. Hugs!

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    1. Don't you want to carry your phone around in a pouch, Kat? As always, thanks for reading AND commenting!

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    2. I would love a pouch! Lol. You're too fun. Miss you on YouTube. Hope you're well!

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