Summer is a great time to take fashion risks, because the hot temperatures mean that everyone's pushing the envelope of what's appropriate workwear. Are you tired of your dresses and cardigans? Try something new and wear overalls to work! Find out how below.
For a more formal workplace, avoid denim.
Overalls are so popular, there are plenty of non-denim pairs available in navy or black (like these!). Match the color with a similar tone blazer or jacket, and wear a crisp blouse underneath. Heeled sandals or flats will continue to dress up the look.
Polish up the look with a leather jacket and loafers or brogues.
The shoes make the look more of a menswear-meets-workwear style, and it works well. Keep jewelry to a minimum and stick to daintier accessories.
Make overall shorts more ladylike by juxtaposing them with lace.
Wear overall shorts over a lacy blouse, and add feminine details like a chainlink bag and girly flats to tone down the childlike charm of the shorts.
Fold down the torso of your overalls and treat them like funky pants.
Wear your normal blouse, cardigan, blazer, whatever you like for the office on top. On bottom, let the straps hang down to mix up your normal office blouse and skinny jeans look. Dress up the whole outfit with heels.
Opt for black overall shorts in a non-denim fabric to wear like a romper.
And finally, if you can wear whatever you want to the office, go all out with denim!
Wear a lightweight tank or muscle tee under the overalls, and layer bold accessories like a statement necklace and cool bag over. Any kind of girly flat or sandal will work.
I think these are awesome ways to mix up the monotony of the office, but definitely isn't appropriate for all workplaces. Take heed but take risks too!