I wouldn’t have thought it a few years ago, but I’ve come around to the denim overall as a wardrobe staple. And not just any pair of overalls. These, from Madewell. I have been asked about them dozens of times, including recently, by several members of my book club who asked where I’d gotten my farmer frans (I wore them to the last book club with a frilly white blouse and my GGs). They have a magical kind of stretch that elongates and slims the body. Don’t ask me how or why — just order yourself a pair and revel in the lift and length they afford, and the bedeviling feeling of being a child again.
Finally, I saw a pregnant lady rocking a pair of overalls with neon pink (!) high-top (!!) Golden Goose (!!!) sneakers and did a quadruple take. She looked epically chic. I think she might have been wearing this pair from Hatch, but there are lots of less expensive options out there, including these, these, and these.
Personally, I like to layer frilly/feminine blouses underneath my joveralls to create visual tension. There’s something startling and chic about a floral peeking out from underneath some farmer frans. A few of my top picks for blouses:
THIS JACQUARD SLEEVED STYLE ($50!)
THIS ELEGANTLY DETAILED CHLOE (LOOKS HANDMADE!)
THIS EYELET MOCKNECK, WHICH I OWN — LOOKS LIKE AN ULLA!
THIS PRAIRIE-CHIC BLOUSE ($39!)
THIS FROTHY WHITE (I OWN A SIMILAR STYLE FROM VERONICA BEARD THAT I WEAR CONSTANTLY)
ANY OF THE TUCKER CLASSIC BLOUSES — MY SISTER USED TO DESIGN FOR THIS LABEL AND I HAVE SEVERAL BLOUSES/DRESSES FROM HERE THAT I STILL LOVE AND WEAR
P.S. You might also consider any of these.