6/23/14

Summer Overall

I am excited to announce my collaboration with my friend Joua Yang from, Joua To The Rescue! Joua is a fashion blogger reigning from Minnesota where she studies anthropology at college. Since both of us come from anthropological backgrounds, Joua and I thought it would be fun to blend our interests for cultural studies and fashion in a collaborative post about one of this summer's top trends: overalls. 

The one-piece, tough cotton or linen, work overall was first worn by men around 1891 to protect "normal" trousers, shirts, or vests while at work. It was not until World War I that women began wearing overalls in European factories.

Today, overalls are making a comeback as the perfect throw-on-and-go wardrobe piece for summer. I styled my look with delicate, minimalist jewelry, a light pink tank, barely-there makeup, and my sister's vintage Ray-Bans. One of my favorite summertime pastimes is grabbing a latte and almond croissant from La Boulange and spending my morning with a good book at Stanford University. 

From an anthropological standpoint, overalls are unique in that they enable the wearer to totally customize the look based on their own style perspective. Me? Coffee, cool shades, and my snuggly granny sweater are my go-to's. Joua? Well, you're just going to have to check out her chic take on this summer staple by reading her post




 
Above is a photograph of me wearing jean overalls when I was about 5 years old. Back then, I styled them with ladybug tube socks, white Keds, and a red yarn bow. 

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