Looking for outfits with overalls to use as inspiration this year? You’ve come to the right place!
Let’s face it: overalls are tough to style. They can come off as too childish, overly farmer-vibes, or super chic.
Surprisingly, overalls are still considered unconventional and “alternative” because, apparently, they are still categorized as workwear. Overalls are mostly seen among artists, art students, hippies, and fashion gurus but also among farmers, woodworkers, and potters. So how do you actually style overalls to fit into your own unique style when there’s such a range of ways to wear them?
Today, we’re going to go over various different outfits with overalls that will work for you regardless of your own personal taste. Because they come in different fabrics, colors, and sizes, there are absolutely limitless ways to style them. If you’re the type to stick to a minimal wardrobe, you can also opt for versatile black or denim overalls.
There are so many more ways to upgrade your look with overalls. To learn more, stick with us until the end of this article.
Let’s hop in!
What Exactly Are Overalls?
Overalls come in different fabrics, colors, and versions but the classic overall is categorized as a type of loose-fitting pants with an attached bib with straps over the shoulders. Developed by Levi Strauss & Co. in the 1800s, these pants were worn in many physically laborious types of jobs, like combat boots back in the day. Today, overalls along with similar tech and practical wear have become a staple for many – regardless of one’s background.
As times progressed, overalls bore a variety of versions like shorteralls, boilersuits, and cropped overalls which we will be discussing later in the article. These types may not be the best options to wear for intensive physical work, but a lot of them can actually be considered easy and stylish wear.
Good quality overalls are also hard-to-break pieces, which can last a really long time when treated with tender loving care.
How To Style Overalls Outfits:
Here are some of our favorite outfits with overalls combinations!
Wear With A Tank Top
One of the easiest and surefire ways to flaunt your overalls is by wearing them with a classic tank top. This combo is perfect for summer days, festivals, picnics, and quick afternoon coffee runs. I like to wear this ensemble with chunk combat boots if I’m going to a festival and walking sandals or canvas shoes when I’m going for an everyday look. For even hotter days, I like to wear a cropped tank top and short overalls I keep the fit balanced by wearing clogs with socks. My favorite pair are Birkenstock Bostons.
Wear With A Sports Bra
One of my favorite trends over the pandemic is the rise of chic loungewear style. You describe this style with clothes that you can wear comfortably at home but also presentable and stylish enough to walk around outside, whether you’re doing a quick errand or a coffee run. With overalls outfits, you can easily do this by wearing a sports bra underneath. If you’re going outside, you can wear them with walking sandals, canvas shoes, or clogs.
Wear With A Long Sleeve Button Down
If you’re doing more than a quick errand run, then pairing your overalls with a long sleeve button-down is the perfect combination. The casual vibe of good overalls and a sleek button-down just makes a great contrast, and being able to pull this off can be memorable for the people you encounter. I like to call this style hipster chic. For a sophisticated look, finish off with a pair of penny loafers.
Layer With Prints
Outfits with overalls look the best with surprising pieces like bold prints and color. Because overalls are essentially plain as jeans, prints are a great way to add a bit of spice to your outfit. A good contrast is always as good as complimenting pieces. To avoid the dangers of overdressing, keep your accessories minimal.
Layer Over A Hoodie
Hip-hop, sportswear, and street styles have influenced unconventional outfit combinations that are smart, unique, and memorable. Instead of wearing a jacket or a hoodie over your overalls, you can wear them underneath like you would wear a shirt. A pair of combat boots or chunky boots is a great way to express your edgy side.
Wear With A Knit Top Or Sweater
One of the coziest ways you can style outfits with overalls is by wearing them with a nice knit sweater. To embody the season, you also want to wear overalls or a knit sweater in earthy or burnt colors. If you’re going on a cute coffee date, a knit sweater would be a better option than a hoodie or a sweatshirt. Plus, it’s warm, cozy, and upscale. For a feminine touch, you can finish off with a dainty purse.
Layer With Denim (Denim On Denim)
Nostalgic with the year 2000 trends? No other trend can define the era better than the excessive use of denim! For many, the denim-on-denim trend never left the fashion scene because of its sophisticated and timeless look — similar to a classic LBD. Keep it cool and edgy with a white/black undershirt, and a denim jacket or a Canadian tuxedo. Balance the colors out with a couple of warm gold jewelry. If you want to play around a bit, you can try mixing different shades of denim or reworking overalls with bleached, unbleached, and dark denim.
Wear A White Shirt
If you want to keep it classic, a good quality white shirt can go a long way. It can be worn with classic denim, black, or printed overalls. You also don’t have to worry about overdressing when you pair overalls with a white shirt. If you’re wearing overalls in the summer, you can opt for a cropped white tee for a beach-chic vibe. I love wearing this ensemble with combat boots during festivals as well! Plus, it’s comfy and light.
Match Overalls With Your Blouse
Now, this is where your layering skills go to practice! While overalls can be pretty impractical in warm countries, overalls are great layering pieces for those who experience fall and winter because of its naturally thermal fabric. Now all you have to do is to pick up a nice matching blouse. I usually match them by picking a blouse in a different style and/or fabric that has a similar shade/color to my overalls. Then, I add a contrasting color to the equation with minimal accessories.
Wear Corduroy Overalls For Fall
If you need a bit more thermal support during the cold season, the best winter/fall overalls are made with thick, corduroy fabric. Ideally, you would want to wear corduroy overalls with a fitted thermal long-sleeved shirt. This balances the chunkiness or bulkiness of overalls. You can finish off with a scarf if you need the extra warmth.
Experiment With Different Fabrics
While classic overalls are known to be made with denim, corduroy, and work-proof material, there are actually a lot more types, now that overalls are considered fashion pieces. There are leather, satin, and linen overalls, for example. Some of these overalls can even be worn without an inner shirt or blouse.
Wear Overalls With Sleeves
While some people categorize this type of overalls differently, there are similar elements in boiler suit type overalls that are closely similar to the classic type. What makes this full suit convenient is the fact that you can wear them without anything else (except for footwear). They’re convenient, comfortable, and stylish. Just keep in mind that most sleeved overalls are usually made with thermal, workwear fabric, and you can get hot during the day depending on the season.
Layer With Accessories
Overalls are an excellent base for layered ensembles. Depending on the season, you can wear a scarf, a silk bandanna, or a cardigan. In the summer, airy fabrics like linen and chiffon are the best layering options. For accessories, bead/Kandy chokers create a youthful look. To switch up to a matured look, you can opt for gold/silver jewelry — preferably chunky types that look good with casual/street style clothing.
34+ Outfits With Overalls To Copy This Season
Looking for overalls outfits that you can use as inspiration? Here are our favorites!
What I love most about this outfit is how funky and mismatched the socks are. When you deal with a fashion piece that’s straightforward as overalls, you try to make the most of it.
Reworking your pants is a great way to inject character into a pair of old overalls. To top this early 2000s style, you can wear a shirt with arm sleeves. This style reminds me so much of Icarly! You can finish off with a similarly chunky pair of slippers or white canvas shoes.
Summer can be tough when your wardrobe is filled with cold-season pieces like denim, corduroy, and wool. Apparently, all you need are basic tubes and tank tops to transform a fall fashion piece like overalls into a summer outfit.
Speaking of summer, if the local temperatures do get high, do not hesitate to wear a cropped halter top or a sports bra underneath your overalls! If you’re a little shy, you can always button up the bib for maximum coverage.
What I love about overalls outfits is that you can dress up a thrifted piece without having to worry about not perfectly fitting in it. You can simply wear a baby tee or a fitted shirt to create an artsy, upscale look with oversized overalls.
Outfits with overalls add a youthful, playful, and innocent glow to any fit. And the contrast with her brasserie-style top is absolutely divine! Try experimenting with contrasting styles with youthful and mature pieces to create a fun and unpredictable look.
Summer calls for short overalls! While they are not practically useful in laborious work, these printed shorteralls can make a perfect outfit to wear to the beach or to the mall during the warm season.
Want to keep it timeless, classy, and ‘French’ during the summer? Instead of printed overalls, opt for denim and wear them with an unbuttoned button-down blouse. Roll the sleeves up for a stylish, relaxed look.
Looking for chic summer outfits with overalls? Here’s another contrasting look that you would want to wear to a sunny afternoon date or a trip to a local theme park. Keep it minimal and clean by sticking to two colors (khaki and white). A comfortable pair of white sneakers is a plus if you’re going on long walks.
If you don’t have a white brasserie top to wear with your overalls, a more casual piece you can add to the fit is a cropped halter top. Add a couple of layered necklaces for a stylish curated look. If you’re wearing this ensemble to a festival, you can switch up the white shoes with combat boots.
I love how airy, fresh, and comfortable linen overalls are. They’re perfect for WFH setups and laid-back work environments. They’re also easy to put on and style when you’re looking for a quick dress-up.
If there are shorteralls, there are dress overalls! Dress overalls look a lot like aprons, and I think these types (particularly those made with workwear fabric) can be used in pottery work, woodwork, or coffee-making. Instead of wearing your usual apron, you can use something like this to make every shift or session a happy one.
Short overalls made of linen? Count me in! These airy and stylish overalls are perfect for chasing waves and acai bowls. Definitely a must-bring to a beach trip. Pair them up with a white halter top and white nails for a dainty, fresh, and light look.
Looking for outfits with overalls for the colder months? Overalls are the perfect fall/winter piece because of their thick thermal fabric. To make the most of that thermal quality during winter, you only need a thick knit sweater to keep you cozy and warm all day. Don’t forget to wear sneakers or close-toed shoes to prevent knick-knacks from getting in between your toes!
Want to get that girl-next-door, farmer chic style? Combine a graphic tee, distressed overalls, boyfriend flannels, and canvas sneakers. Tie your hair up to complete the look!
If there’s a noun to describe overalls, then it would be ‘hipster’. Because there’s nothing more individualistic, creative, and expressive than wearing a children’s fashion piece. A fabulous way to style overalls a la hipster is by wearing a minimal graphic tee, white sneakers, and a beanie.
Another hipster way to style overalls is by wearing a baby muscle t-shirt. I love how a muscle tee covers the bareness of the shoulders and the space that the bib leaves blank.
Planning to wear overalls to work? A stylish and smart way to style them is by wearing a long-sleeved button-down or a dressy long-sleeved top. For a more polished look, you can switch up the canvas shoes with penny loafers.
Short overall dresses make a perfect piece for women with inverted triangle body shapes. The lower half that spreads to the side like an A-line skirt balances the wideness of the shoulders. An oversized sweater can also create an illusion of a cinched waist.
Here’s another ‘French’ edgy style that you can incorporate into outfits with short overall dresses. Combat boots for that edgy element, a beret for a French accent, and a pair of large hoops for a feminine touch.
If you’re wearing an overall dress on a slightly warmer day in fall, you can skip the tights and stick with a basic white tee and a pair of combat boots. You can bring a leather jacket for accent or for emergency use. This is one of our favorite outfits with overalls to wear for a night out in the city!
If you want a stylish, chic, and feminine fall vibe-styled outfit, then this outfit is for you! Instead of black or denim, choose an overall dress in cookie dough or cafe latte brown. Put on thigh-high boots to complete the look!
Here’s an example of an overall-inspired jumpsuit. Just letting you know that this style exists! You can wear them with or without an inner shirt.
If you want a polished look for work, you can opt for fitted overalls that shape the curves of the body. A little bit of flare can make the outfit work well with high heels.
When working with leather overalls, you would want to stick with monochrome colors to avoid the dangers of overdressing. A basic white tee and bold footwear can get you a long way.
One of my favorite street style trends is hoodies layered with the most unexpected pieces, like blazers, tuxedos, and, in this case, overalls. This is one of our favorite outfits with overalls to wear for the blue collar vibe.
Linen overalls outfits are best paired with woven slip-ons!
Denim shorteralls, a black tube, a dainty purse, and a bold pair of block heels are all you need for a day out with your best friends. If you’re going on long walks, you would want to switch heels with sneakers.
Remember what I said about the contrast with your overalls outfits? Here’s a more daring version of a brasserie + overalls outfit!
I love how carefree, youthful, and feminine this outfit is! Something I would wear to a me-time session.
Layering black on black is high fashion. Perfect for those going for a winter off-duty-model look. This is one of our favorite outfits with overalls to wear if you want the high-end overalls look.
Make vibrant overalls outfits by pairing them with bold colors. No one will know how many times you repeat your overalls outfits in a year if you know how to play with them, for sure!
If you want a cinched waist, simply put on a bubbly-sleeved blouse and a belt over your overalls. Works like a charm!
Here’s a look for the vintage hipster kid in you! Faded or dusty colors is a plus. This is one of our favorite outfits with overalls to wear during the summer.
The colors green and brown also work like a charm when it comes to vintage hipster style! This is one of our favorite earthy-crunchy overalls outfits.
A cardigan over overalls? Why not? Definitely love the layers on this one! This is one of our favorite outfits with overalls to wear during the colder months.
Aiming for a street-style overalls outfits with basic items? Wear an oversized shirt, a bucket hat, and canvas sneakers for a start. For an edgy accent, you might also want to add pocket chains or layered necklaces.