How to Style Denim Overalls: A Guide

Get ready for denim overalls to replace your favorite jeans.

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Denim overalls are easy to wear—they're like jeans in that way, but their unique, unconventional look can make styling them seem elusive: Pair 'em with the wrong shirt or shoes and you end up feeling like either an 11-year-old or a farmer. But overalls are always on-trend, and if you want to wear your very first pair of (adult) denim overalls, don't let fear stand in your way. I found the best denim overall outfits to show you how to actually wear this wardrobe essential, regardless of the season.

Despite popular belief, there are many types of denim overalls out there in the world for you to try, and endless possibilities in layering them. You can choose baggy or form-fitting overalls, they can be long or short, and you can pair them with plain tees or peasant blouses; a pair of sandals or heels. For proof, keep scrolling.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at

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