Style Series | Dungarees

Happy Sunday! Let’s kick off the first Style Series of Spring!

Today we’re looking at 4 ways of styling dungarees, or overalls, whatever you like to call them! At first I was sceptical, but these have been a staple in my wardrobe for the last few years, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I originally got this pair for around £30 from H&M, but you can find a similar style herehere and here.

I recently shopped my wardrobe for Spring and these dungarees were the first thing I pulled out. I held off them in Winter as they are slightly cropped and I don’t like to have cold ankles, but now they’re back and with full force!

They’re a lovely slim fit which works great for me as I practically live in my black skinny jeans. These offer a nice alternative if I feel like shaking things up a bit.

So, let’s get on with it, shall we?

One
LOOK 1
Stripes + Converse + Fedora

Style notes: I love the super relaxed and comfy vibe of this outfit. The top is actually kind of an odd fit, I sized up and probably didn’t need to, but it’s great for throwing on when I want to be extra comfy. Rolling the sleeves back a couple of times adds to the relaxed look and helps give the t-shirt a little more shape and style. As the dungarees are a slim fit, the top falls loosely over the waistband, which I love.

Two
LOOK 4
Pink + Leopard + Loafers

Style notes: You bet I teamed these with my favourite pink jumper (carried over from my Winter capsule might I add!). I love the colour palette of this look, the soft tone of the jumper lends itself well to a bit of print, and I think the leopard works so well! I added my new black slip on loafers rather than trainers for this look, they’re just as comfortable but give the whole outfit a slightly more put together vibe, don’t you think?

Three
LOOK 2
Check + Black + Converse

Style notes: Serious lumberjack vibes here, am I right? Personally, I’m totally OK with this, though I know everyone has different tastes! Even though the dungarees are already ankle length, I gave them a single roll here which complements the super casual vibe of this look. The white converse pick out the white details from the shirt, which pulls the whole look together nicely. I would wear this whilst hanging out at home, but also to run out to the shops or walk the dog.

Four
LOOK 3
Long cardi + White + Cognac

Style notes: This is the perfect solution to ease into wearing dungarees – simply throw a long cardigan or coat over the top and you’re good to go! It partially disguises the fact you’re wearing dungarees, plus it’s a nice warm layer if it’s chilly out. I teamed my long grey cardi with a white t-shirt and cognac accessories. I wore this outfit last night to go to watch a friends band play in the local pub, and it was perfect – I was comfortable yet I felt suitably dressed up for a few quiet drinks. I simply added my gorgeous Oliver Bonas necklace and voila!

You may have noticed some new pieces thrown in there today, in particular the green checked shirt that’s different from the one I included on my New In post. More on that next week!

We’re rolling into Capsule week next week on The Casual Stylist, there’ll be a couple of exciting posts coming your way, including my Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe!

So tell me, how do you style your dungarees? Are you yet to try them? And do you prefer a slim or a super loose boyfriend style?

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