It’s not everyday you get to see a hijabi in overalls, eh? For the longest time, I’ve been looking for ways to style this pair, which I got from Primark early last year when I was on exchange in Rotterdam. I was looking for a lightweight, affordable pair of overalls and the only ones I could find in Singapore at that time were from boutiques along Haji Lane that would have burned quite a large hole in my wallet. On top of that, they didn’t fit right and were made of pretty heavy fabric, which would not be comfortable to wear in Singapore’s climate. Imagine my happiness when I finally found the perfect pair in Rotterdam!
After styling these overalls, I found that the fit of the pair around your hips is important when deciding whether to purchase the pair or not. It didn’t fall very nicely around mine and hence, it did feel a little awkward when I wore it out (my size dropped quite a bit since last year). Thankfully, this pair has some belt holes to help solve that problem, though I won’t immediately and readily think of reaching for a belt when I want to style a pair of overalls.
The biggest question I had in my mind while putting together this outfit was, “How do I make this fun without looking too much like a kid?” Overalls are tricky because on one end, you could look trendy and fashionable but on the other, you could look like a kid or a farmer. I decided to style a fun, casual look but avoided the whole I-look-too-much-like-a-kid issue by finishing the look with a strong lip colour (Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Smitten), sort of an “adult” touch to take the outfit to another level. I layered the overalls with a pink printed vintage button-down that I got from the 2nd Chances Market together with some white Keds and a small black backpack. I was quite pleased with the overall look (haha, get it) and though it was quite intimidating to style at first, I feel a lot more comfortable with it now and definitely will be trying out more overall looks in the near future!
You can’t go wrong with a classic denim-and-sneakers combi, yes? I’ve had this white maxi dress for quite a while now and have been looking for ways to style it so that it won’t be too revealing, as it is a little too short to be paired with regular flats or sandals. This pair of high tops that I borrowed from my 12-year-old sister did the job pretty well (yes, we are about the same shoe size) and I threw on an old denim jacket to complete the look. A denim-and-sneakers combo sits high on my list of foolproof style combinations and I’m glad that this stayed true with this getup! I made sure to cuff the jacket sleeves as a minor outfit detail that helped to add a little character into the overall look. When you can’t find ways to jazz up your outfit further, pay more attention to the little details – a small adjustment can go a long way!
Brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day. It works as a good excuse not to rise early on weekends and it cuts into lunch, which means more time to sit around and chat with friends! Here’s an outfit I shot a while back that identifies as my perfect brunch outfit – simple and breezy with the perfect statement bag to pull the whole outfit together.
My favourite part of this look is definitely this Longchamp Le Pliage Cage Aux Oiseaux Tote Bag. It was a gift from my mom and I have to say that I was having trouble finding ways to pair it with outfits as it’s a lot more… pastel than anything else I own in my collection. As it turned out, it became the perfect go-to bag when I needed a dressy tote to make a statement but not catch too much attention. The denim slacks are a recent addition to my wardrobe, being part of the LifeWear Collection by Hana Tajima in her collaboration with Uniqlo a few months back. They are unbelievably soft and breathable – perfect for the hot and humid climate that we have here in our island home. I completed the outfit with a white button-down and a pair of silver wedges that I picked up when I was travelling around Italy two years back.
How’s everybody doing these days? I just plunged into my 5th week of school – finally back after a semester and a Summer away! To be honest, I haven’t fully gotten out of the holiday mood… hopefully a jolt in blogging activity will help me shake it off – I’m starting to feel the gears in my head turn a bit more quickly already!