This whole thing was not my original plan – the outfit, the weather…the frizzy hairs. booooooooo. I wanted to wear overalls with a slouchy tee and sunglasses, show off my new hair-do so perfectly straightened, looking so cool and edgy…the sun streaming from behind. You know, happiness bubbling and an overall look of cool (basically, how my life looks every day – ha). Well, it rained every day last week…and not a spritz. It raaaaained like a mofo all. week. long.
It was time to improvise. Out came the trench coat – literally the only rain-worthy jacket I own. I wasn’t excited about it. A trench with overalls and slip-ons? bleh. I put it on anyways, very reluctantly and then…hellooooooo, trench. What have you done to my overalls? Made them even more AWESOME, is what it did. It totally worked and I was excited about it. It was like all of a sudden a light bulb went on like, “umm. Of COURSE a trench goes with overalls and slip-ons”. I think it’s the classic style of the trench, when mixed with something originally meant to be more utilitarian (the overalls and sneaks), that gives you this easy going, yet put together, mom on-the-go look and feel. I mean, really…ya’ll. I was so surprised by how good I felt in this.
overalls: Target jean overalls – I have a hard time liking how Target clothes fit and feel on me, but they won me over with how comfortable they are and they are long enough(!). Miracle. I’ve had my eyes locked on these Free People overalls for a while though. eeeeeeee. FP, you dirty dirty sneak.
Now, if my overall outfit didn’t hook you, S is sure to win you right over…
…which is terribly awesome. Of course. It’s S and she pulls off hot grunge like no one else can. Her take is so much different from mine, with the shades (darn you, rainy weather. darn yoooou), fun jewelry, peek-a-boo bra action and sandals, but the basic combo is the same – long jacket and cool shoes.
tank: Wilt Slub Tank (size xs)
Jacket: old, but loving this long, waterfall army parka from Topshop
bra: Free People in copper (size M for reference)
Overalls + jacket + cool shoes. That’s it. If you wear those three things together, you’ll be rockin’ overalls like you never have before…and if you’ve never worn them at all before, maybe we tempted you to try them out now?
This whole outfit has reminded me that when I have to improvise and be more creative with what I have, I end up liking the outfit better than the one I had originally planned out. It pushes me just past my comfort zone, which makes me choose things that I never would have thought of. I challenge you to do the same…and go ahead and share it with the hashtag #myeverdayedit on IG.
ps. no idea where Mads got her raging RBF from…
photos: Brandon Brown Photography