The last time I wore these it was 1994

August 31, 2016

I’m always told I have a classic sense of style. Whatever that means. I like to think of myself (unfortunately) as a “play it safe” with fashion kind of gal. I basically know what looks good on me, what flatters my body, and I’ll stick to it, all the while adding a touch of what’s in style from my favourite brands.

I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who can grab a new trend and run with it, make it her own, and absolutely rock it, looking effortlessly cool. But I have to admit I struggle sometimes. I hesitate between buying something new that could potentially look awesome, or purchasing a piece of clothing I just know will look good on me because I already own 5 other similar pieces at home.

Recently, while looking at beautiful images of women of all ages wearing dungarees on Pinterest, I took the cold hard decision to step out of my comfort zone. Not only did I shop at stores I never even knew existed in Dubai, but I bought my first pair of dungarees, actually the first pair I’ve worn since 1994. Back in the day, my best friend Soufi and I had a matching pair of denim dungarees, although I’m pretty sure she stole my look. Well, dungarees are back in style with a vengeance. There are so many to choose from, long or short, leather, denim, and so many ways to style them. I opted for a comfy black denim pair, with a fun cropped t-shirt (again from some shady boutique), and a cool pair of sneakers. I must say I felt cool. For once in my life, I’m not wearing what everybody expects me to wear.

dungarees

A few ways I discovered on how to rock dungarees without looking like a total twad:

  • Wear them with a simple t-shirt: It makes for a perfectly casual, down to earth look.
  • Wear them with a crop top:Β This seems to be a fave with celebrities and teens alike. I just say go for it for a little bit of an edge.
  • Tie a sweater around your waist: I love this for when I feel a little bloated. (ugh)
  • Minimize accessories: I personally think the actually dungarees should take centre stage and it’s never nice to overcrowd an outfit.

Then again, are there any rules in fashion? I’m quickly learning almost anything goes.

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