Owning Overalls

by Jessica Sturdy on April 23, 2014

What the heck is going on? I’m wearing overalls and it’s not even Throwback Thursday. Kind of a crazy thought, but you better believe that this pair of overalls is going to have a starting position in my weekend wardrobe game this spring and summer! I remember my mom not wanting me wearing overalls back in the day (I’m pretty sure I had to beg for my first pair) so I can only image her thoughts on this outfit. (Hi Mom!) Not going to lie to you though, I had some major flashbacks to my middle school days when I put these bad boys on. But then I remembered why overalls are the greatest things ever.

1. They are insanely comfortable and SO perfect for running around on the weekends. 2. You don’t have to worry about adjusting your waistband at all. 3. BUILT-IN “FOOD BABY” CONCEALER. An extra piece of fabric that so nicely covers my stomach.. Into it!

I had been wanting to try a pair of overalls for the past few months, but every pair I came across was pretty expensive. Especially when I wasn’t sure that I would even like sporting this trend, I didn’t want to spend very much on a pair. The team at American Eagle must actually read minds because I had a pair on my doorstep a few weeks ago. I was unbelievably excited to try them out and couldn’t be more in love with them. I’m even more excited that these overalls are under $60 because I’m thinking of buying either the white pair or the destroyed pair. Heck, at that price, maybe both!

American Eagle Overalls c/o | Madewell Striped Tee (old, similar here) | Joie Sneakers (also available here) | Michael Kors Watch (on sale!) | Gorjana Necklace | Essie ‘Exposure’ | Banana Republic Sunglasses c/o

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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Stacey April 23, 2014 at 2:50 am

You look adorable and I love anything that can help hide a food baby, I might have to jump on this bandwagon! I love the white pair, I’d pair them with a to pink tee underneath!

xoxo
Stacey
Five Minute Style 

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Natali April 23, 2014 at 3:20 am

Great laidback outfit!

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Elese April 23, 2014 at 4:24 am

This is an outrageously great ensemble. Love anything denim with stripes – you’re giving me overall envy! x

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IRENE April 23, 2014 at 4:55 am

love this style, a bit daring for me, but i love it here!

Irene
http://www.thedailylace.com

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Rachelle April 23, 2014 at 5:14 am

They look so cute on you, I do love the destroyed one.

xo
​PinkSole​

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Rebecca April 23, 2014 at 5:29 am

I am always a fan of overalls. I think they’re cute!!

http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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lauren April 23, 2014 at 8:23 am

These overalls really are adorable on you! I’m still on the fence if I could pull the look off, but I might have to give it a try!

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Kimberly April 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

So happy to see this post since I just ordered a full-length pair of overalls online – really hope I can pull them off as well as you do here!

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Kristi April 23, 2014 at 9:35 am

Cute overalls! I love how you styled them!
xx, Kristi

http://www.currentlycrushing.com

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Kristin @ Crumbs & Curls April 23, 2014 at 9:36 am

I wasn’t sure how I was liking the overall trend, but I really like how you styled them here! I may have to look into getting a pair now!

Kristin
Crumbs & Curls

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Meagan April 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

I love overalls! I lived in them in junior high and then when I got to high school my mom was afraid I would be made fun of if I wore them anymore, so Goodwill got a nice donation!
-Meg
http://www.dillandscout.etsy.com
http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

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Agi April 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

Love this outfit on you, but i’m not sure for me. It totally reminds me of my early university years.

Agi:)

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Andi April 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

So glad you did this post! I’ve been stalking numerous pairs but had the same issue with not wanting to pay a lot for something I may not love. I am definitely going to try these! Do u have any suggestions on full/ankle length overalls? Also wanting a pair I can cuff and wear w booties right now.

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Vera Sawicki April 23, 2014 at 11:17 am

You look so cute!

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Christina April 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm

This may in fact be all the inspiration I need to invest in my first pair since approximately 1999. Since I was an overall fiend when I was little, my interest was definitely piqued by their recent comeback…however like you, I wasn’t sure I wanted to shell out $100s for a wardrobe gamble. Totally didn’t realize American Eagle has them in stock, but now solidly interested in trying them out in white! Thank you!

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Barbara Bruch April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Looks adorable. I felt the same way as I am old enough to sport overalls on the previous 2 times they were in style. I went for the expensive ones!

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Andrea April 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I’m down for anything that will hide a food baby…sign me up!

xoxo,
Andrea

http://www.andreaeveryday.com

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Jana April 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

You look so cute! I love the stripes underneath too!

Xo Jana

http://www.janalmeister.blogspot.com

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Casey April 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

You look super cute in overalls I think I would just look like a 5 year old.

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Shenny April 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

So happy to see this post and the fact that you picked the overalls from AE! Saw Jules from Sincerely Jules wearing the overalls from AE also, when I bought the exact same one about 3 days ago. Yay for overalls! Can’t wait to try on mine :)

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Kayla April 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I didn’t think I could do it but oh my gosh you make them look SOOOO good! I ‘m going to have to try it now!

Kayla
http://www.lovelucygirl.com

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Liz || Shopping My Closet April 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Loving all the reasons listed for wearing overalls, especially the “food baby!” Or you could use it to stash food-for-later home more from the buffet! :D

Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com
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Juliet April 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I’m loving this post, it takes me back to junior high when I was obsessed with overalls but of course I would rock them with one strap cause that was the “cool thing haha” You make me want to try them out again you look so cute!

http://julietsthreads.blogspot.com

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Christina Storm April 24, 2014 at 8:15 am

Love this look!
The Style Storm
<3, Christina

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Kristin of Living In Color Print April 24, 2014 at 10:42 am

Loving the overalls paired with stripes! Cute outfit for running errands or on-the-go.

xo
Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

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Aux Caprices de Flore April 25, 2014 at 12:07 am

You look so beautiful and I love that jumpsuit!!!

http://www.auxcapricesdeflore.blogspot.com

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl April 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

I have these same overalls (I also wore them with blue stripes) and I think they’re perfection! As long as you style them right you don’t have to look to 80′s/hillbilly!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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Paige April 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

okay you actually look extremely adorable in this outfit!

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Katie @ Katie's Bliss April 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Love this Jess! I’m totally hopping on the overall bandwagon too :)

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Cory April 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm

So I thought the whole overall thing was completely ridiculous (almost as bad as the Birkenstock comeback), but you look adorable! I am now questioning my style IQ. Are Birks actually cute too?? Hmmmm…nah….

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Kelly April 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

I came across your blog on Pinterest and shared your chambray and ballerina skirt post with my readers! :-) I LOVE your style!

Kelly

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Berty Morales April 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Super cute, and I love how you styled yours. I am still afraid of this trend. I feel that it will not look good one me :( . LOL

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Stephanie (Glam Slam!) May 1, 2014 at 12:51 am

I’m gonna be honest – I wasn’t sure AT ALL at first about this overall trend either. Like you, it made me think of my elementary and middle school days. However, I really like them! If styled the right way, they’re super chic and cool. I’m def thinking about the AE white destroyed pair!

xo, Stephanie :)
http://glamslamblog.com

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Maddie May 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I’ve had my eye on a few pair of overalls but I have never been able to find a decent (and reasonable) pair! Thank you so much for posting this! Once I’m back state-side I may just have to order a pair for myself finally!

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Cait July 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

How was the sizing on these? They only have M left online and I’m not sure for AE fits. Thanks!

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