On Sunday, the urge hit me to wear my dungarees – so that’s exactly what I did.
Dungarees from Cotton On | Nude sandals from Steve Madden | Striped tank from Witchery | Bag from Italy
A lot of people are afraid to try the dungaree trend out because so much can go wrong so quickly, and while I’ve already posted about how to wear dungarees, here are a few more pointers…
get the right fit
You need to be especially careful with dungarees, as they can add visual bulk to your body, so go for a slim cut rather than baggier styles. The slim cut will create more of a streamlined look and prevent you from looking swallowed up by denim from head to toe.
If you want to add interest to this basic look, layering is key. Pop on a blouse underneath instead of a t-shirt for a more sophisticated feel. Adding a jacket or blazer over the top is also a great way to give your look a sense of structure.
Up the ante
Dungarees can look juvenile very quickly, so teaming them with ‘grown up’ accessories is a must. Think leather jackets, blazers, statement shoes, and embellished accessories.
Switch it up
Another way for changing things up when it comes to wearing dungarees fashionably is to choose a fabric other than denim. If you’re a beginner, go for denim and then ease your way into cool leather or softer fabric options.
The last time you wore your dungarees was probably as a child, and no doubt you would have chosen jelly sandals or canvas sneakers. As an adult, it’s all about wearing them with very adult footwear, so team your dungarees with hot heels to complete this outfit transformation. Another easy way is to throw a grown up lip into the mix. Try your hand at deep plum, red or fuchsia pink!