More Overalls?

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by Leandra Medine
March 21, 2013
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Why, yes. More overalls, indeed.

First things first–the end of runway season signals the beginning of banner season. In one attempt to capture the highs, lows, great–and wait, is that Saint Laurent?–behold: my new banner, featuring (from left) a grunge teddy punk from Saint Laurent (another thought I think we could unpack: maybe the collection is an homage to the imminent Met Costume exhibit?), Mary Katranzou’s bridge over troubled water, Dries van Awesome’s stripes, because it ain’t a Man Repeller banner without some, Dolce and Gabbana’s Florentine principessa and, ta da: Bambi! Thanks for that, Givenchy. RIP her mother.

Now on to this outfit. How many times can I show you a pair of overalls (they will always be different, I can almost promise that) before you officially throw me to the wolves?

I’ve heard that wolves hate onesies.

I want to suggest that like money (or, say, children), more overalls garner more problems. The perks are worth the hardship though and this is barely even really about that.

Sure, leather overalls are cool. They’re novel and often really warm which is something no New Yorker should take for granted given the circumstances of our relentless, unapologetic 9-month winters. But pairing a striped tee with the ‘suit and placing a black blazer over what honestly made me feel like the newborn infant of any Hells Angels Motorcycle Club member, was a decision based on the faux patent-leather nude square toe pumps that I anticipated using for this pairing.

I’ve become kind of fascinated by nude shoes. From an aesthetic POV, I think I might just like the idea of a shoe that matches my skin tone and the way in which that compliments a dark outfit–which is kind of the same way that white shoes do.

From another POV that I can’t quite classify, I think my propensity toward high heeled footwear in general–and then more specifically that of the nude variety–may actually rest in their expert ability to contort the female silhouette. That change in shape of our feet, our legs, the overall presence of our mol-asses and height is like this strange gift, isn’t it? And when done in nude, we’re practically acrobatic anomalies. Does thee concur? And more importantly, does thee appreciate the vagina wall in slide #6?

3.1. Phillip Lim overalls, Comme des Garcons striped tee, Acne blazer, Dannijo necklace, and some Stella McCartney heels. Photos by Naomi Shon

REPLIES
  • Maike

    wow… give me more…. !
    great shirt btw…
    http://congratsyouareingoodcompany.blogspot.ch/

  • http://twitter.com/looksharpWI Look Sharp Sconnie

    I hope that ankle bracelet is hand woven by a bfffffff.

    Great tip on the nude w/ solid black. This will revitalize my funeral-worthy wardrobe. Or just camouflage my feet and make me look like a bumpkin. Either way, I’m game.

    Do the shoes remind anyone else of naked platypuses?

    In a good way, of course.

  • Reptilia

    Love this look! Amazing shoes!
    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • monkeyshines

    fantastic piece!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • Jennifer

    OMG. So. Perfect.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Jennifer Louise

    One cannot go wrong with a pair of nude patent pumps! What a great look!

    Jennifer x

    artstylelove.com

  • Nico
  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    While I’m not really on board with the overall thing (too many nightmares of midwest trailer park housewives in the 80s), nude shoes are seriously a godsend for us short ladies! You mean I can look TALLER without having to totally destroy myself in 6-inch heels by simply wearing some nude 3-4 inch shoes? I’M IN!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/paula.mcclelland1984 Paula McClelland

      LMAO! Trailer park style – can’t beat it. I can’t do the overall trend as I wore three pairs to death when I was 12 back in the 90’s.

      ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
      http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

      • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

        Yeah…I kind of overdid it with the overalls as a kid too. I also MAY OR MAY NOT have worn them backwards on occasion…a la Kris Kross.

        (*Okay, I’ll admit I totally did. But so did everyone else on here who is roughly 30 years old. Don’t deny it, people!)

  • Miss Kutsu

    I love overall, and in leather it is even better!
    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    I wiil never ever get sick of overalls!!! You look amazing!!
    xxx
    Naomi
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com

  • Sartorial Revenge

    I say, continue with the overalls. Not only are you dressed as soon as you’ve thrown them on without having to worry about much else, but I actually love the fact that they are historically so-not-fashionable – doesn’t get much edgier than that.

    http://sartorial-revenge.com

  • Natali

    Awesomeness top to bottom!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • maud.schellekens

    Loving it!

    XOXO Maud

    Check out my GIVEAWAY on http://thirteentalesoffashion.blogspot.com/, JOIN & WIN!

  • http://twitter.com/EileenCWang Eileen

    LOVE THE NEW BANNER! (AS ALWAYS!) But I feel like the black blazer makes the whole outfit too gloomy looking…I’d go w/out it. It’s spring after all! :PPPP

  • http://www.mylittlefashionthoughts.com/ My little fashion thoughts

    This one is by far my new favorite !

    x Selma – http://www.mylittlefashionthoughts.com

  • Camilla Ackley

    Literally wearing denim overalls right now…but leather ones? farmer attire goes badass…Love these.

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • http://www.creativityandchocolate.com/ Eva

    Love overalls on everyone but me ;) xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

  • Hudson Berry

    Those nude square toes are so pleasing. I thought they were Jil Sander but these are even better. It’s like you colorblocked your feets.

  • http://cirquedelatelier.blogspot.com/ Cirque de l’Atelier

    Loving your fashion Hee-Haw moment, serving true farmhouse extravaganza!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbi1 Barbi Knapper

    But, but, they don’t look like overalls. Ps. What’s the diff between overalls and jumpsuits?

  • KelleyAshaw

    RIP fa sho…. Lovely overalls
    And lovely vagina wall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cilanenior Nkem Siren

    Leather overalls, sheesh, why didn’t I get the memo? Love the necklance as well. It’s funky how you mixed the striped shirt underneath, and I disagree with the comment below, the jacket pulled it all in,and all black every now and again is needed. #1stclassfashion

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    Love the outfit!! Leather overalls are THE best :))

    http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • Domonique

    There’s always room for more overalls, especially if they’re leather. God I’ve been eyeballing this pair for what seems like forever…

    x

  • Somebody from Somewhere
  • Will Code For Clothes

    Now THOSE are some overalls. Couldn’t have done better with that friendship anklet.

    http://willcodeforclothes.com

  • sonia Othero

    reconozco que me ha encantado!!

    http://otheroothero.blogspot.com.es/

  • Mariah

    Quite frankly, I LOVE THIS! The styling is perfect. I kindda hate jean overalls because they’re the epitome of trashy to me, but these are much more sophisticated. The styling just makes it.

  • Isabella

    This is one of the nicest looks ever! I’d totally wear it – I’m even thinking about getting an overall to myself. I loved it, for real

  • Chabnam

    Definitely does not look like the overalls people used to wear in the 90’s…That one looks nice!

    http://www.fashionandbigcity.com

  • GeorgiaGirl88

    The friendship ankle bracelet is KILLING me.

  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.com/ abigail lind

    you look like the fashion lovechild of a blacksmith and jane birkin in the most amazing way possible. aka never have leather overalls and stripes looked so good in front of a wall full of vaginas.

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.com

  • http://thecornerapartment.com/ Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment

    That is a perfect necklace. Last time I wore overalls was to a redneck-themed all day drinking party in a field. You know, you pull them off quite better than I did that day.

    Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  • Sharla Farrell

    absolutely rad!!!! I love this entire look and yup you guessed it, I want those overalls!
    http://shardrobe.com

  • =^..^=

    Sis: Once it gets above 40F, you’ll be sweatin thru your undies in those leather overalls.

    IF YOURE WEARING ANY UNDIES, THAT IS.

  • disqus_cy5Lstw6bt

    Love the new overall trend!
    You look great !
    But I can’t seem to find good overalls for guys haha…

    mauriciovanstraaten.blogspot.com

  • mgriffi4

    i’m so over(it)all. NOT! lol.

  • Missjunieb

    Woah! I’m in great company in an almost similar outfit. Honestly appraised by the Bumbys as a risk taking, leather overall wearing 9.7! Maybe I need the nude shoes to gain that extra 0.3?!

  • http://twitter.com/AleeeMarr Alejandra

    Why does your hair look so clean? It’s starting to concern me.. Are you having identity crisis?

    • Leandra Medine

      SO MUCH DRY SHAMPOO!

  • http://twitter.com/lydia_md Lydia Devereaux

    I love overalls, and am constantly on the search for cool new ones ever since I grew out of my hot pink velvet ones when I turned 3. However I feel like a leather pair would make me look big, as unfortunately as an Australian size 14, I cannot layer freely and still look lithe.

  • Elisabetta Silvestro

    Oh yes! Those overalls were in my list of things that I want and will never buy from ss13! :)

    blackstripesandnosugar.blogspot.com

  • Reece Andavolgyi

    I LOVEEEEEE THIS OUTFITTTT.
    so much so I can’t even contain myself….. overalls are just great eh? love em’
    love the new banner.

    reece xx

    http://blackberriesandsparkles.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/flo.labrado Flo LaBrado

    Love the outfit.

    I have had recurring dreams of these denim overalls that fit and skim just right and without tugging at my curves. I have never seen them in real life. I wish someone could go into my dream, see the overalls and make them for me.

  • http://twitter.com/bulkmarketplaz1 bulkmarketplaza

    Loved the shoes..

    kiddicare

  • Little Red Book
  • Sharon

    Such great styling… Now show us more overalls!!!

    http://www.primpedandprimed.blogspot.com.au

  • Elpoo

    I have to pee too often for overalls. I like the rest of the ensemble. The shoe tip is great for people like me who are cursed with canoe sized feet. Draws attention away.

  • Harley Quinn

    You are OVERALL Biutifull !!!!! <3

  • The Provoker

    Oh wow, I didn’t even see these Phillip Lim overalls before, MUST HAVE!! And just a small thing, I noticed you wrote Bambi and said RIP her mother, I assume you mean Bambi but I think Bambi’s a boy lol, or at least a gay boy since he/she’s so androgynous.

  • Krista

    Nude shoes – create the illusion of having barbie tiptoes. Childhood influences all the way.

  • rhodawong

    your overalls are perfect!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    I love overalls and bodysuits, but I am constantly having to pee or forcing myself to at least try when I have a chance so they just become a hassle. The nude shoes I agree with you on, but I couldn’t do faux leather because I would get a ton of blisters. My feet are way too wide for faux leather to work for me. I like how you styled the look overall and the vagina wall is pretty nice.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Mauricio

    Love the outfit, overalls are such a great new trend!
    I like how you combined it with the striped shirt and the necklace.

    http://mauriciovanstraaten.blogspot.com

  • Martine

    Those are nice. Probably would look better without all that mess around the neck…but then you need a bit of man repelling thrown in.

  • Peach

    Nice outfit! I´m especially loving the shoes and necklace!

    xo Peach

    http://blossoms-and-bows.blogspot.de

  • Ashley Cooper

    Those are some pretty cool leather overalls!

    -Ashley Cooper @ design-parlor.blogspot.com

  • Fabita Punk

    This is how an overall should fit….nice post :)

  • Isa Gia

    I like the last shot, overalls without the jacket. Overalls + jackets don’t really work. It gets too boxy on top.

  • http://ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com/ Lydia Teo

    Always thought overalls were synonymous with denim but oh gosh this leather one is just pure perfection! Love it paired with stripes.

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

  • Sahra

    leather overalls are DEFINITELY something I can get behind! you’re rockin’ them lady <3

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

  • http://twitter.com/StyleAble Kiesha Meikle

    I love this.