Trend Tuesday: Over It
You may have started to get the impression last week, that I was looking forward to the end of the month of overalls. Not because I don’t like wearing overalls, but because I’m tired of trying to make them fashionable. Overalls are just comfortable. They’re glorious. They’re perfect for around the house or a music festival. But dressing them up? Nearly impossible.
Sometimes you just have to give in and let the overalls speak for themselves. After all, they cover pretty much your entire body. And they’re baggy. And in my case, light wash. I have enjoyed the journey. I’ts been pretty hilarious to listen to all of your reactions and my friends have realized that overalls are, in fact, trendy. So I guess I helped spread that message and for that I can’t complain. For people who are worried overalls won’t flatter them: you’re probably right. Because they don’t flatter anybody. Like I said, comfort is the key factor and after all, even the most fashionable of us were known to rock men’s sweatpants out in public while in college. It’s not like being comfortable is always fashionable.
With the exception of the kimono, I think this was the hardest look to change up. We usually pick pieces that can be altered in some way, dressing either up or down. Overalls, on the other hand, are in-your-face look-at-me-I’m-in-overalls. You just can’t hide that fact. The best you CAN do is dress it up as much as possible and hope for the best, which is ultimately the route I took…with a blast from the past.
I know we said we’d avoid all indoor shots but you know what? It’s cold and rainy (and ever so Boston) and I mean, De Luca Market is just so cute. Sure, I got some strange looks because it’s like “wow, a girl going out to a bar and she’s dressed like a fancy farmer,” but no one actually said anything (to my face). Sometimes you just need to be comfortable enough in your own skin (and loosely-fitting denim).
Would wearing overalls on a night out be my first choice? Of course not. But after all, this is a self-induced challenge and so I have to comply. Oh! And I brought back lingerie dressing because…well, why not?
Overall, I’d give this look a 2 to pull off. As I’ve said time and again…it’s for dressing down, not dressing up, people! But I would recommend buying overalls this season, particularly if you’re planning on going to a summer concert (I got tickets to Jay-Z and Beyonce, but I feel like this isn’t the appropriate attire).
What do you think? Are you convinced?