HOW TO STYLE | Dungarees


Fashion nowadays is all about recreating old fashion trends into something modern and innovative. Flashback to the 17th century, dungarees are commonly seen on miners, labourers and factory workers. Fast forward to the 1930s, every kid in the neighbourhood had one as their ideal gear for play-time. And fast forward a bit more to the 1950s, dungarees had begun to assimilate themselves into the grain of the fashion world. For you 90s kids, let's all admit that we had these back in the day. This childhood staple has resurrected in a variety of styles and luckily, has graduated to become a chic and playful look that says retro and modern at the same time. 

Although at first dungarees, or overalls as some may refer it to, may seemingly be challenging to style, it can actually be a quick and easy outfit as they can be paired with literally any top from the wardrobe. Obviously the trick is to style them without looking like an overgrown toddlers. 

wearing: H&M shirt, dungaree and hat | SENSO flats | MIU MIU sunglasses | TIFFANY & CO necklace | DAY & NIGHT necklace (Opalite and Amethyst) | CHANEL bag

My number one rule is to avoid the oversized or "one-size-fits-all" dungarees. Some lucky girls can pull it off, but for a more petite shape like mine, those baggy dungarees will most-likely make you look like a toddler and perhaps masculine as well. So instead, I choose a darker shade and a more streamlined fit, like the H&M one I'm wearing.
For a chic look, switch the basic white tee for a tailored patterned shirt that adds glamour to the outfit. Accessorising is the key to make any outfit looks stylish. I added a wide-brimmed hat for drama and some jewelries for extra bling.

wearing: H&M dungaree | THE EDITOR'S MARKET top | QUAY sunglasses | STACCATO heels | CHANEL bag 

Using the same fitted dungaree, I swapped the tailored shirt for a lace over-the-shoulder crop top for a more feminine and summery look. And not forgetting to smarten up and elongate the legs with a pair of black pointy heels.

xoxo, ET


  1. Cool! Love this look<3

  2. the dungarees fits you perfectly! <33

    cheer, michelle ~

  3. Beautiful photos! Love the dungarees :)

    Sophie | DenimMondays

  4. This outfit looks so chic on you, I love how you've styled the dungarees but I don't think it's something I'd ever be able to pull off personally.


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