|Jason Wu, Phillip Lim 3.1, Tracy Reese|
I'm gonna come right out and say it.....Overalls are now a DO! Allow me to make my case. Well, ladies, we're in the midst of yet another overalls resurgence and instead of taking a few cheap shots I'd like to take a stand for the defense. (Remember I'm a lawyer and can pretty much make an argument for any fashion trend!). Haters say this look is for juveniles, but I say it's a sign of women's lib and empowerment- afterall in WWII overalls were synonymous with the rise of working women in factories. Some naysayers believe overalls look "hillbilly" My counter: IN the eighties Princess Diana made the farming uniform an outright fashion trend- for royalty! Finally, today's designers like G-Star and Citizens of Humanity have fine-tuned the overall, and made it mega stylish with a tee and flats or a bra top and heels. And no, this look is not fleeting: I spotted it at the Rag & Bone and DKNY Spring 2014 shows. Case Closed!
So.....buckle up, but before you do keep these DO's and DON'TS in mind for sporting overalls that are all grown up!
DO: Cuff the legs and leave one hook undone for a look that's casually cool.
DO: Try it with a striped tee for a French girl flair. Top it off with a fedora for a look that's tres chic!
DO: Toss on a peacoat and cap-toe flats for an elegant spin on this traditionally casual look.
DO: Skip the denim and go-dressy in a sweet print.
DON'T: Wear them in leather iterations with a sweatshirt underneath and combat boots. Total fail, Riri!