What do farmers, SJP, and your eight-year-old cousin have in common? Overalls, of course. Seen on the likes of just about everyone ever featured in a seedy celebrity tabloid, the nineties resurgence would not be complete without the sartorially mystifying (is it a shirt? Is it pants?) overall. Once popularized by a Fresh Prince era Will Smith (with Docs on his feet and one strap unfastened), and the early—and cringe-worthy—fashions of *NSYNC (sporting them in multiple colors, no less), overalls are resurging once again as the ultimate icon of unisex fashion.
So how does one wear something without looking like their baby cousin, local rancher, etc.? The key is—like all dubious-looking fashions—in the fit (and the shoes!). Baggy overalls can look real sloppy real quick—but a just-right pair can be comfortable and show off Diane Kruger-level style.
A dark-wash pair, like these from American Eagle, just need a white tee and black booties to simultaneously be the easiest—and trendiest—outfit you’ve ever worn.
A navy pinstripe pair (see Madewell.com for a slew of diverse colors, textures, and styles) won’t look conductor-y when you cuff them and pair with sleek heels (just add an engineer hat and bam, Halloween costume done).
Overalls really are a (cozy) no-brainer. Just slide in and you can walk all over town looking unique and fierce. And hey, all that time in the morning you saved from picking out your outfit can be devoted to the important things in life—like sleep (or Netflix).