Admittedly, denim overalls are incredibly comfortable to wear and very practical. I used to live in one. However, that was back in the ’90s and I was in my early teenage years.
I tossed my old overall before going to college, but when I recently spotted this girl above sitting on the Polyterrasse in Zurich, I did have some second thoughts whether to get a new one or not. After some serious deliberation, I have decided that I will pass on this trend. But in case you want to give it a try, here are some styling tips on How To Wear A Denim Overall (and look as cool as Alexa).
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How to wear a denim overall as cool as Alexa Chung
When wearing a denim overall, what you want to avoid is to look like a teenager or a farmer. This means: No flannel shirts, ruffles or somehow-too-cute colours. Instead, go for clean, crisp, elegant tops and wear edgy and/or sparkly stuff to create a modern look contrasting the bulky fabric.
What you also want to avoid is to look cheap.Please promise me to never EVER buy an overall with skinny legs. They don’t look cool, they look desperate. Instead, opt for loose cut with a distressed look (preferably).
Accessories are important, too and can help a great deal in creating a grown-up look. Have a bit of fun playing with hats, crossbody bags, strappy heels or ankle booties. They are all great ingredients of a relaxed, yet cool look.