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10 Reasons White Overalls Are The Summer-to-Fall Item You Need

Let Alexa Chung, Hanneli Mustaparta and more be your guide to the transitional season's biggest trend.

Take a quick scroll through your Instagram. See a bunch of girls in long white overalls? Yeah, us too. 

While overalls in general have been big this summer, those of the ivory-colored variety are just starting to make their mark. Everyone from Alexa Chung and Hanneli Mustaparta to Calgary Avansino and Caroline Brasch Nielsen have posted pics of themselves in the white one pieces.

And after a season where all-white-everything was the predominant trend (hello, Stan Smiths and Birkenstocks), it should come as no surprise that the carte blanche look is going to carry over into fall – especially considering the light-hued AW14 collections from Marc Jacobs, The Row and Chloé. 

But the real question white overalls pose is: How do you style them? Despite the fact that it's an antiquated rule, wearing white after Labor Day can just feel weird, and overalls aren't exactly the most confidence-boosting garments as it is. Let's take a look at how the pros are doing it.

In the following three snaps, Alexa Chung, Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Hanneli Mustaparta pair their overalls with thin sweaters in neutral colors, crossbody bags and subtle gold jewelry. Choosing an under-sweater makes sense because it allows for maximum warmth while eliminating the need for a jacket on top, which – let's face it – looks a little off. 

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British Vogue editor Calgary Avansino paired her Frame Denim overalls with a denim button-down – a smart take on the double denim trend (see below). Meanwhile photographer Lee Olveira spotted a girl on the street also rocking a button-down with patterned overalls. 

Look, striped tees are already the best, so why not pair them with overalls? Opt for a black and white pattern for a monochrome look in lieu of the traditional French navy stripe. Sailor stripes and overalls might just be a little too nautical for wearing on land. 

White-on-white can be hard to pull off, but with some colorful accessories, the look feels refreshing and easy to pull off for a Saturday stroll or shopping session. 

Only the boldest of bold Man Repellers should attempt the look sans-top completely. If you are willing to go there, let us suggest chic accessories like Medine's leather purse, sky blue Maryam Nassir Zadeh sandals and a coordinating scarf tied on her wrist. 

Now that you know how easy it is to hop on the overall bandwagon, shop our 10 favorite picks now. Bonus points will be awarded to those who share their overall styling tips on Instagram and tag us @fashionista_com

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