Carrie Bradshaw has undoubtedly pulled off the interesting look throughout her â€œSex and the Cityâ€ career, so it must be ok, right? Ultimately, itâ€™s your decision on whether or not you want to take the risk. If youâ€™re willing, there are several easy ways to pull them off.
OverallsÂ are supposed to be cute, bringing back the emotions associated with youth and innocence. Therefore, your outfit must be light. It is imperative that you stay away from heavy and bulky fabrics that cover your entire body.
â€œOverallsÂ are a flashback to recesses on the jungle gym when we were in second grade,â€ says senior Alex Heyl.
Find a pair ofÂ overallsÂ in flirty fabrics. They donâ€™t have to be denim or corduroy, like we wore in the early â€˜90s. Choose fabrics like twill, cotton or linen. All of these lighter-weight fabrics are soft and will make you want to lounge around all day wearing the get-up.
Next, pick a cute color that suits you. For this spring, look into pastels. Colors like periwinkle, baby blue and mint green are perfect. If youâ€™re set on wearing denimÂ overalls, leanÂ towardÂ lighter denim. Dark denim will make your outfit look heavy and take away from the lightness of the look.
If you want to go with longerÂ overalls, make sure to choose a cropped pair. Full-lengthÂ overallsÂ are too literal and constricting. Shin lengthÂ overallsÂ are also ideal for this spring transition weather. Pair croppedÂ overallsÂ with a tank top and leave one strap unhooked or even try a lacey bralette to add some fun sex appeal.
â€œI like the [overall] look but donâ€™t think Iâ€™d be willing to wear it myself,â€Â saysÂ Alexandria Gonzalez, assistant manager at Peopleâ€™s Nation. â€œBut I think a lot of people can pull it off with a crop top or a bandeau underneath to give it a soft grunge look.â€
Overall shorts are also another easy option. They work with just about any top underneath. With shorts, balance out the amount of revealed skin by wearing a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt underneath.Â Overall shorts are also perfect to throw over a bikini when the weather gets nice enough.
SoÂ next Thursday, throw on someÂ overallsÂ for a throwback you wonâ€™t forget.
Photo by Sam Florio