Utilitarian pieces are having a serious moment. What started as a love affair with jumpsuits in 2019 has worked it way into the ultimate 90’s throwback – Overalls. The long legged style, coupled with the perfect chunky sweater is the 2020 uniform for transitioning into spring. As for summer? All signs point to the Shortalls replacing the romper as this season’s de facto festival garb.
Eager to try this look? Our editors have pulled 10 of their favorites together – some classics and some cool updated twists, but all of them are just plain fun…
Speaking of, we’ll start with the classic faded blue, easy fit and deep pockets. This is so practical for everyday.
Like that classic look but craving the short version? Here’s our pic from Slink Jeans. The drop waist and tailored top panel accentuate your already gorgeous hourglass curves.
Another timeless option – the brown, four-pocket straight-leg bib overall from Carhartt. It’s this season’s ultimate neutral. Dress it up or down…it looks just as fabulous in heels and a Missoni sweater as it will with Converse kicks and your fav puffy jacket.
Looking for something unexpected and cool to add to your short shorts collection? These blue beauties from Union Bay give you perfect super-short silhouetting without trying to figure out your pocket space. While you wait for warmer days, pair it with leggings, cute booties and a cropped moto jacket for a ‘Gram ready look.
Sometimes an unexpected material creates an entirely new concept. Case in point with these adorable overalls re-imagined in silky satin. Looking for a new go-to for evening? Just add heels. Wanna up your daytime uniform? A fun color pop top + some sneaks will get you complements all day.
Another example of unexpected materials…these overalls from Alternative Apparel are made in eco-consciously sourced linen. We love how they embrace the full roomy potential of the Overall silhouette while streamlining the entire look. High-waisted, wide legged pants give you plenty of comfort. The minimalist look makes these incredibly versatile. A tee and sneaks make them perfect for the weekend while a button down and booties transforms them into office chic.
Craving some real street style retro? These bright poppy coral shortalls are the 90s all over again (in a very good way). Super adorbs in a striped tee (like as shown) they’d look great with a slim fit mock turtleneck and some savage ear hoops.
Both over and short versions of the ‘All are very much on everyone’s wardrobe list for the upcoming 2020 music festival season. Our long-legged pick is this black wash demin from ThreeBirdNest. Channel your inner Coachella gypsy with this artfully distressed, super roomy piece.
If you’re more EDC than ‘Chella, this shortall by Mother is made for wearing solo. With its strappy crisscross tie backs, it’s good to go all by itself and ready for hot, raving fun.
And for the CMA Fest gal…these perfectly pinstriped shortalls by Guess are just begging for boots…
Conversely, if your country love takes you to cooler climes, this vintage black wash by Paige is perfect. With extra-long straps and a narrow bib, this overall goes slimmer, making it the perfect compliment for sliding on your Luccheses. Pop on that Stetson and this cowgirl is good to go.