Summer is coming to an end, and I’ve been reflecting on a few things that made this summer so great. There were quite a few contributions, but one stuck out.

Sometimes the world does us a solid and brings wonderful things into our lives. Today, there’s something specific I want to thank it for. This particular piece I’ve loved since childhood, it’s gotten me through all phases of life. Devin Kelley agrees, “I grew up in the 90’s, so I’ve definitely resurrected many looks from my youth lately…” They’re dependable, practical, stylish… need I keep on? And yes, I’m talking about you, overalls.

Thomas A. Edison said it best, “I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.” There’s a good chance this was spoken in an alternate context, but no matter! I agree! A friend in overalls is a friend for life.

I recently purchased my favorite pair from Madewell. They cost a few months wages in some countries, but at the rate I wear them, I’ve justified that cost. Plus I had a giftcard.

But how do I pull off overalls? I don’t think they’re my thing.

Good news – overalls are no one’s thing and everyone’s thing. They are one of the only multifaceted articles of clothing in history. What other clothing item fits such a broad range of usability?

For some, they are a work uniform covered in dirt by the day’s end, for others they are a regular outfit to be worn with stripes, polka dots, V-necks, flip flops, and Keds. Then you’ve got Kimmy K and the Pretty Little Liars clique in leather versions that TOTALLY up the game.

In all seriousness, you can’t go wrong.

But I wouldn’t even know the correct time or place to wear them?

Don’t fear. We’ve got you covered there. The answer is e) All of the above.

Overalls are perfect for so many occasions – school, lunch dates, brisk afternoon walks, ice cream outings, jumping in front of random walls.. I mean, what don’t they go with?

Friends, countrymen, literally I’m talking to all of you – go buy a pair. And don’t worry about the cool girl in school that’s all “OMG she copied me.” That’s impossible. Overalls have been around way longer than any of us. They’re amazing. Don’t miss out.


Photography by Anna Grace Paulovkin

Overalls | Madewell

White Top | Target

Striped Top | Madewell

Converse Shoes | Macy’s

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