Style Theory: Dungarees are just for toddlers, no? Maybe a few years ago but now they can look chic and cool on grown ups too! They have transcended from babies through to maternity wear and are now being worn by celebrities and fashionistas alike.
They look cool on 20 somethings but I think people slightly older, or in my case a lot older, can wear them too. It is all about styling, keep to one colour like Olivia Palermo, they look fab with ballet pumps and a blouse. Think grown up, keep bags structured, jewellery delicate and throw on grown up coat or trench over the top.
|This is my favourite dungaree look, Olivia Palermo styles her black Paige dungarees elegantly with sheer black top underneath and elegant pumps, the recipe for dungaree success.|
|These khaki dungarees look stunning styled with a white tee, white sandals and a pop of colour with a red bag.|
|Again, an elegant look with pointed pumps.|
|Alexa Chung styles her dungarees with classic pumps, white blouse and a Burberry mac.|
|Love the stripe, heels and red lipstick.|
|A casual look but again pointed elegant brogues in a vibrant red add a touch of sophistication.|
|Dungarees look great with a sheer white blouse underneath, pull the look together with matching heels.|
|All white a brave take on the dungaree look.|
|A delicate T-shirt under a pair of distressed dungarees adds an elegant touch.|
Last year dungarees were worn with trainers and T-Shirt (see the picture of how I styled them last year below) but to bring them up to the 2014 look why not give these styling tips a go:
Wear with a sheer/silk blouse underneath
Or a delicate T-Shirt with subtle embellishment
If wearing black or grey dungarees wear a black or grey top underneath it makes the outfit look more 'put together'
Wear with smart ballet pumps (pointed metallic pumps look great) or with heels or sandals.
Keep jewellery subtle, layers of fine gold jewellery looks fabulous.
Add a structured bag, slouchy bags make the whole outfit look too sloppy.
Add a pop of colour to your neutral outfit with a bright primary coloured bag, red looks great.
Wear a smart 3/4 length or full length coat or mac over them.
With this in mind here are the best dungarees on the high street:
|Paige Dungarees £165|
|Zara Racerback Jumpsuit £39.99|
These are a safe way to wear the dungaree look, would look lovely worn with a sheer long sleeved black top underneath and a pair of flat pointy pumps.
Try with a top like this:
|Mango Stripe Texture T £14.99 (also comes in white to wear with denim/grey dungarees)|
|Russell and Bromley ToThe Point Shoe £125|
|Lauren by Ralph Lauren Bag £125|
|ASOS Dungarees in relaxed fit £38|
I would style these denim dungarees below with an white embellished T-shirt or cream silk blouse and heels.
|Mango Dungarees £59.99|
|Miss Selfridge Dungarees £49|
What do you think of dungarees? I know they are a complete 'marmite' item but I am a fan.
Here is how I have worn mine, first how I styled them last year with sneakers, vest top and denim jacket..and them how I now think they look better with smarter shoes, a coat and a lace, pretty top.
|Last Year styling of the dungarees with the kids!|
Lace Top: H&M
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, have you already got dungarees, how do you style them?
Until next time, Frances x