Styling Faded Overalls For Dummies

Happy #FASHIONWEDNESDAY!! It’s a happy hump day here at the Mobley household. Today’s post is one that I’m hoping will become an annual tradition. Around this time last year, I put out what is still one of my post popular posts to date: How To Look Like A Grownup In Overalls.  I get traffic from this post every day and so I figured I’d revamp it for 2017. TOO MANY women are scared to wear overalls because they don’t think they can pull them off, but I would go ahead and guess that those same women would love to be able to rock them. We all know the key to rocking ANYTHING is having enough confidence to be bold, but a little smart styling can go along way, too. 

Styling Faded Overalls For Dummies

styling faded overalls for dummies

Ok, ok, ok. You are SO not a dummy. But maybe when it comes to styling overalls, you just have NO idea where to start. That’s TOTALLY FINE because this is NOT a self explanatory piece of clothing. 

So, tell me if this sounds like you: Maybe you bought a pair of overalls at the end of last season thinking…MAYBE I’ll wear them come spring and summer and they’re only $10 and what’s the harm in trying? But this season has rolled around, and you still haven’t gotten them out of your closet and you are wondering why the heck you bought them in the first place. 

styling faded overalls for dummies

FEAR NOT: This is the EASIEST way to style overalls and look fabulous while doing it. And EVERYONE can look fabulous. I promise.

Step One: Choose the overall style that flatters your body shape.

styling faded overalls for dummies

I will always go for longer overalls. It looks great on my figure, and I’m all for bringing out my best features. There are SEVERAL types of overalls to choose from. Think: short, long, printed, denim and white. I opted for faded denim because it is so easy to pair with idk EVERYTHING.

Shop My Favorite Overall Styles Here:

Step Two: Choose the right undershirt to go with your chosen overall style.

styling faded overalls for dummies

You can go one of two ways, here. Dressy or casual (if you don’t believe overalls can be dressed up, see my post on that HERE). I opted for casual this time around. Here is where graphic tees come in. I <3 graphic tees more than life itself. You might think I’m being dramatic but #sorrynotsorry. This is one of my personal favorites because it is pretty plain but has a cute statement on it. Decide whether or not you want to dress up or down, and then match your undershirt to that style. 

Shop My Favorite Graphic Tees Here:

Step Three: Choose the right shoes to put the look all the together.

styling faded overalls for dummies

So if you’ve decided to go casual, there’s really only one pair of shoes that will seal the deal here: CHUCKS. I lovelovelove my converse, and anytime I am going street casual, I throw them on. I suppose you could also wear a pair of adidas or keds, as well. They all look chic and casual at the same time. If you opted to go the dress route: nude heels or colored heels will make the perfect pop. 

Shop My Favorite Casual Shoes Here:


styling faded overalls for dummies

Like I said…it is totally easy to put together. More than likely, you have everything you need to pull this look off already. The last piece of advice I have for pulling this style off is this: CONFIDENCE. You can pull off ANY style if you have the confidence to do it.

styling faded overalls for dummies

Leave me a comment below with your favorite way to style overalls! I can’t wait to hear how YOU pull off this classic look!

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Jessica | 17th May 17

    I love that overalls are back in style! They were my fave in the 90s!
    xo Jessica

    • Taylor Mobley | 17th May 17

      They are my favorites all the time! They are amazing!

  2. Jasmine | 17th May 17

    I feel like I’m too short to wear overalls. You can definitely rock this look.

    • Taylor Mobley | 17th May 17

      Thanks girlfriend. You totally aren’t too short! Just get a pair of short overalls!!

  3. Ashley | 17th May 17

    I love this look! Always wanted to try overalls as a casual look, and now I just might have to!

  4. Lily | 17th May 17

    I was fixing to say, I don’t think I can pull off overalls as a plus size gal, and then I read your click to tweet…so true, sister, so true!
    I love all of your tips and you look gorgeous!

    • Taylor Mobley | 17th May 17

      LOL. That’s what that click to tweet was for! And you can ABSOLUTELY wear overalls. It is ALL about the confidence you exude when you wear it. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am often times nervous when trying a new style but I find if I look bold and happy when wearing it, people rarely say anything against it ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Clarissa | 17th May 17

    I love the pairing with the low sneakers – looks so casual and comfy ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Leslie Soto | 17th May 17

    Such a cute look and fun post. I’ve been toying with the idea of trying overalls again. I used to love them in high school. I love how you styled yours with the cute graphic tee and converse! I’ll be trying some overalls soon!

  7. Lacey | 17th May 17

    I just love those on you! So cute!



  8. Lecy | A Simpler Grace | 17th May 17

    These are super cute overalls. When I was in high school in the 90’s, overalls were trendy but they were extremely baggy and unflattering. I’m glad these are more fitted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Erica @ Coming up Roses | 17th May 17

    OK, YUP, you are the cutest human. Also I loooove that tee!

    Coming Up Roses

  10. Krysten | 17th May 17

    You look FANTASTIC!

  11. Megan | 17th May 17

    I LOVE overalls, they are so cute. I used to have some but I’ve grown out of them now and I really need to find a new pair.

    • Taylor Mobley | 17th May 17

      You definitely do. Express has amazing pairs this time of year!

  12. Bryanna | 17th May 17

    Gotta love me some overalls! Such a classic and full proof way to style overalls. I always like to style them with a crop top in the summer. I just recently styled mine with a mesh top + bralette! The options are endless! Such a great job explaining how to style overalls in a step by step format ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Taylor Mobley | 17th May 17

      I love them styled with a crop top. SO CUTE. Thanks Bryanna!!

  13. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties | 17th May 17

    I’m still not sure how I feel about overalls. I think I have too many bad memories of my terrible fashion sense when I was little! Ha!

    • Taylor Mobley | 17th May 17

      Hahaha! I’d like to think my post made you change your mind JUST a little bit. LOL

  14. ShootingStarsMag | 17th May 17

    Too cute! I love overalls. I wore them when they weren’t even in style at the moment, so now that they are back, I’m super excited! I need to get some. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Iliana | 17th May 17

    I have never been a big fan of overalls. I feel like they don’t flatter my body but you’re totally tempting me to go out and buy these. I love the way you styled them, The white chucks make this look preppy mad cute!

    Iliana |

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th May 17

      Thanks girlfriend!! They are SO comfortable. You would look AMAZING!

  16. Rachel Ritlop | 18th May 17

    I feel like I’m too short to wear overalls. But like I love these so much and they seem so fun. I LOVED wearing them as a kid. Thought I was so cool with one shoulder haha

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th May 17

      You definitely could pull them off — you just need the overall shorts!

  17. Desiree | 18th May 17

    You look amazing in overalls! I don’t know that I could pull them off! But after this post I really want to try!!

  18. Allie Brooks | 18th May 17

    Love this post! Super cute site as well!

  19. Stephanie | 18th May 17

    I absolutely ADORE overalls! They’re the original romper (my 5 year old self lived in them). I have one pair that’s so slimming and sleek and I love dressing them up with a cropped vibrant tank and a killer leather jacket with heels. Yes, they can definitely be worn dressed up! I also love how you styled this pair more casually. I gotta get my hands on a distressed style soon!

    Stephanie //

  20. Alexis | 19th May 17

    This is so cute! I love the overall trend!

  21. Thomas Falkenstedt | 20th May 17

    These tips really apply for me as well as I want an overall real bad, but don’t know how to style it, but with the right tee and lovely kicks I bet I could make it work too! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I AM a dummy when it comes to styling overalls, haha.

  22. Stephanie | 20th May 17

    Overalls have been my go to lately! These are great tips and I love how you style your overalls with this cute tee!

  23. Abby | 22nd May 17

    A week ago, I featured a style on how to wear a denim jumpsuit. I could use a few of your tips here on how to try another styling idea for that!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  24. Emily Lunstroth | 22nd May 17

    I never thought I could pull off overalls and now I own two pairs and am obsessed!! Love this styling idea!

  25. Jessica | 22nd May 17

    Beautiful styling on those overalls! I love your casual take on this style idea.

    Jessica |

  26. adriana | 24th May 17

    I love the way you styled these and I just love that they’re so back in style!

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