Step 1: Choose your style
Denim overalls—whether short or long—will only ever suit casual, daytime affairs. If you’re hoping to dress up your look, choose a pair of black fitted overalls with a slim cuffed leg, or a longer hem with a flare.
Frame Denim overalls, $210, net-a-porter.com. Level 99 overalls, $209, anthropologie.com. Azure Skies romper, $70, aritzia.com.
Step 2: Top it off
For the most flattering look, choose a fitted top such as a turtleneck, colourful blouse or classic white tee.
Sleeveless silk blouse, $39, joefresh.com. Striped tee, $38, canada.frenchconnection.com.
Step 3: Pick shoes and a handbag
If you’re dressing for an afternoon stroll, try slip-on sneakers and a small shoulder bag. For a more polished look, swap in leather mules and an envelope clutch.
Sneakers, $120, ninewest.ca. Wilfred Free crossbody bag, $225, aritzia.com. Clutch, $325, bykilani.com. Michael Kors mules, $229, theseptember.com.
Step 4: Add a bit of personal style.
Have a favourite pair of shades, a cool summer hat or a collection of necklaces that float your boat? Add them to your outfit. Overalls may be on trend, but the look should fit your personality, too.
Standing O 24k gold black obsidian arrowhead pendant and moonstone/gold necklace, $132, etsy.com/ca. Hat, $18, aldoshoes.com. Striped sunglasses, $26, zara.com/ca.
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