I caught a segment on Spring Fashion on the Today show. I am horrified but must repeat their report that overalls are “back” in style. I don’t set these trends folks, I just report them.
First of all, in my mind overalls have never been a good option for anyone over the age of 8. If you are old enough to pay attention to fashion trends, you are too old to wear them. Don’t get sucked in to the myth that someone named Osh Kosh B’Gosh is a hot new designer. In general, and I know there are exceptions, but as a rule of thumb, if something would look adorable on your 4 year old, you probably shouldn’t be wearing it, and vice versa.
I don’t claim to be a fashion maven although I am certainly someone who has spent a sizeable portion of disposable income on beautiful clothes and adorable shoes. Sizeable portion, trust me on that. And I’m not even saying I never got caught up in the overall trend, last time it came around. Also painter’s pants. In a rainbow of colors. What, you think I’m proud of that? No! But I’m keeping it real. It was the 70s and that’s just how we rolled.
Look, you don’t have to be Anna Wintour to understand that no adult looks good in overalls. If you have a great body, you’re just covering it all up. Conversely, if you have areas that could use a little camouflage, or a lot; overalls won’t work for that either. So let’s pretend we never heard that overalls were a thing. Again.