How to Style Overalls

I bought my overalls about a year ago, and struggled to figure out how to wear them! I didn’t want to look like my five-year-old self that used to run around the playground in pigtails and overalls, but I didn’t want to overdo a look either. After finding a few ways to wear them, I never want to take them off! The second they’re dirty, I want to throw them in the wash and have them ready to wear the next day. They are a fun addition to an otherwise t-shirt and jeans outfit, so why not wear them as much a possible! Here is how I have learned how to style my beloved overalls and get the most use out of them:


  1. Cozy up: As much as we want Spring to come, winter is still here, but that won’t stop me from wearing my favorite outfits. Throw a cozy sweater or sweatshirt under your overalls and you will be ready for an overcast day! If you want to dress up your look, you can wear a cute pair of booties with your outfit. When it is especially chilly out, or if you’re like me and like to layer, throw a jacket over your overalls. I have paired my jean jacket with my jean overalls in the past, and it is a funky look that gets lots of compliments! Overalls can be made ready for any type of weather, which just adds to the reasons why I love them.
  2. Simple and sweet: This is my absolute favorite way to style them. When I get a day where I feel like looking girly, I go for this look! I add my favorite striped shirt, or crop top, some spring sandals, and curl my hair! Then I am ready for a day at the farmer’s market, a fun lunch date or even a day full of classes! I am still comfy in my jeans, but the overalls are an accessory built in to your look!
  3. On the go: for those days filled with homework, errands and chores, I know a look that will have you feeling put together. This is also perfect for the days when you need a little jump-start. Instead of throwing on your normal yoga pants and sweatshirt, put on your favorite tee and pull your hair up into a messy bun or a baseball cap. You can then add your favorite pair of Vans or Converse and be ready to go! All you need to do is get a cup of coffee in your hands, and you are set for a busy day!


Overalls can seem like a scary and risky piece of clothing to wear out, especially when you are used to the normal jeans and shirt looks. But adding this piece to my wardrobe was a great decision, and they are one of my favorite purchases. I look forward to wearing them as much as possible!


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Overalls xx Free People

Amanda Osborn

Communication and Media Studies major at SDSU. A PNW girl at heart which means you can usually find me hiking or with a coffee in my hand.