How To Transition Your Overalls To Autumn

You’ve been wearing your favourite overalls all summer, but now the days are getting cooler, you can’t bear to pack them away. And why should you? With a little inventiveness, transitioning your overalls into the autumn is simplicity itself, so you can go on enjoying the style and comfort you love. Whether you are wedded to classic denim pair, bold colours, or the simplicity of pure white, a pair of overalls is essential to any woman’s wardrobe. And of course, overalls are ideal for creating layered outfits that are so useful in the capricious autumn weather.

Most people imagine denim as the ultimate in overalls material, and it’s certainly true that there are many ways to wear your denims to emphasise your personality. Shorter lengths are the thing this season, so look for versions which end at the calf or that you can roll up to your desired length. A mid-length pair can also look totally sassy by adding a striped T-shirt and black leather jacket. Or opt for overalls with rolled-up hems, worn with a standard cotton top and loosely styled jacket – heeled ankle boots and short flecked socks complete the look. If classic length is your thing, then team your overalls with a silky cashmere-style jumper and a plain canvas jacket, whilst stiletto heels add feminine flair.

Patterned overalls are also a popular choice, and versions which reflect the muted colours of autumn are a great choice. A loosely-designed pair of overalls in a warm ethnic print and with bootlace straps makes a lovely companion to a long-sleeved cheesecloth gypsy blouse for a vintage Seventies look, made even better when worn with a fringed poncho and ankle boots. For a fabulously French look, wear a striking black pair, matched with a long-sleeved striped fishermen’s tee, comfy loafers and a matching denim jacket. Or to tone it down, try a dove-grey pastel pair with delicate embroidered detail, together with a neutral batwing sweater and pastel work boots.And if you simply can’t let go of your white overalls, give them a new lease of life by teaming them with new items, using layering to stay warm and snug. Wear them with a brushed cotton plaid shirt, emphasised with a matching plain coloured tee, or try them together with a baby-soft jumper in cool pastel, overlaid with a floral print bomber jacket and finish with fur-trimmed ankle boots?
The featured photo is of Danielle Bernstein in her denim overalls from Big Star and the leather jacket and sneakers are both from H&M

Silvia Garcia in overalls for Autumn, overalls from GAS and a plaid shirt from Only

Silvia Garcia in overalls for Autumn, overalls from GAS and a plaid shirt from Only

Sheryl Luke is wearing a black blazer vest from La Marque and worn denim overalls from Black Orchid

Sheryl Luke is wearing a black blazer vest from La Marque and worn denim overalls from Black Orchid

Natasha Ndlovu is wearing a white shirt from Asos and leather overalls from H&M

Natasha Ndlovu is wearing a white shirt from Asos and leather overalls from H&M