asos overalls

#TBT to the Sandbox Days: Overalls

Okay, we know, we know. This is a trend that people either love or hate; if you hate it, well, maybe after reading this post, you’ll come to at least respect its versatile prowess (we can only hope)! The overall is a great transition piece because you can layer a sweater under it for chillier spring days, or go lightweight and strip down to crop-tops for summer. The other upside: they work well with any style of shoes! Love the look, but can’t figure out how to pull it off? Hate it, but curious to see how it can be redeemed for you? Read on to find out! 

Floral

Floral overalls are probably the easiest to figure out because they mostly look like any old romper. The reason it’s better than a romper is because it’s made for layering. Stick to solid-colored tops underneath to avoid clashing and messiness. A white t-shirt with cuffed sleeves would be especially adorable and fresh for spring.

Left: ModCloth Overalls Achiever
Right: Forever21 Distressed Floral Overall Shorts


Denim

Some people may be averse to blue denim overalls because they think it looks too child-like, but it doesn’t have to! Denim overalls not only offer a great texture, but can also be super versatile. You can match any top you want underneath them, the same way you would with a basic pair of blue jeans. They’re also super cute to throw on over bikinis for a trip to the beach!

Left: ASOS Denim Overall Shorts
Right: Forever21 Botanical Babe Overall Shorts


Leather

For those of you still convinced that overalls are for kids, look for a black leather pair to edge it up. Try one with long pants instead of shorts for a more grown-up look. While these can also match any top you choose to stick under them, they can get dressed up in a way floral and denim overalls can’t. Pair them with a nice button-up and a pair of black heels for a night out.

Left: Townsen Leather Overalls
Right: Topshop Faux Leather Overalls


Striped

There is nothing more classic than stripes in summer, and they are a complete 180 from the hard, grungy leather above. Pair with simple white tank tops or t-shirts for a clean, light style. Keep to flat shoes for these to look extra casual—classic Chuck Taylors, flat espadrilles, and skater shoes.

Left: Forever21 Railroad Striped Overall Shorts
Right: ModCloth Sassy Stripes Overalls


This fashion post lovingly crafted for you by:
Rosalyn L. 
Fashion Marketing Contributor at Wantering
Currently coveting the classic Ray-Ban Clubmasters
@rosalyn_lin


So, did you gain a new found appreciation for this adorable piece of clothing after reading the article? Go and find some trendy women’s overalls on Wantering! Tell us, would you rock this hip fashion item for spring and summer now?

Steal Her Style: Alexa Chung

Dress like the UK’s fashion ‘It’ girl

Alexa Chung is on our short list of girls who never miss a beat. We’re talking about great style, of course - she never fails to make us swoon over a pair of perfect cutoffs or simple ballet flats, and, most importantly, her outfits are anything but boring. Alexa has tried every look under the moon, and while she’s best known for her polished, English-with-a-twist style, she has proved that she can pull off anything, from fur vests to baggy jeans. She even has us convinced that pigtails can work on an adult. Or maybe it’s just Alexa’s natural '60s vibe. Her predilection for small structured bags, lace-up heels and ballet class clothing, not to mention sweaters tied around the neck, make her our ultimate British cool girl. See some of her best recent looks below and shop her style with our selection of Alexa-inspired pieces.

Off-Duty

Alexa wearing high-waisted cutoffs over a leotard in NYC

Alexa wearing a fur vest over a hoodie in NYC

Alexa in overalls at Paris Fashion Week SS15

Alexa in NYC

All Dressed Up

Morgane Amorphic Front Blazer

Alexa at the Chanel SS15 show

Alexa at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards wearing Stella McCartney

Leopard Print Pelmet Skirt

Alexa at NYFW SS15

Alexa at the Topshop Unique SS15 show

Get the Look

Fur Vest

Classic Trench

Reverse Lapel Blazer

ASOS 90’s Style Overalls

Printed Pleated Dress

Boxy Fuzzy Knit Sweater

Linen Paris Tee

Seamed Chambray Softened Shirt

Ruffled Trim Polka Dot Blouse

ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Levi 501Shorts in Light Blue

Patent midi skirt

Taylor Pony Halter Sundress

'Gauche’ Skinny Heel Pump (Women)

ASOS MADHOUSE Pointed Shoes

Bowling Bag With Metacrylate Handle