Styling the Simone Overalls

Simone overalls with ties

The overalls I finished last week have been working their way into my wardrobe.

I realised I haven’t worn overalls since I was a preschooler – all those years missing out on such a comfortable garment!

I had a fun time trying the overalls on with different things to see what looks best.

(Do you do this? Some fashion designers do. When their range is almost finished, they have a session trying everything on. Clothes sell better as outfits rather than stand-alone items, so they need to see any gaps and look at how the collection sits together.)

I tell you, afterwards the bedroom looked like a clothes bomb had gone off on the bed!

So I tried on lots of things, then pranced around in front of the camera…

Overalls with Sawyer hoodie, hat and scarf
First I tried it with the zw Sawyer hoodie, gingham scarf and hat.
While it’s often seen as patriotic depending on your address, red white & blue worn together always looks fresh.
Do you think the hat is too much?
Simone overalls worn with Cendre top
Now I have hat hair.
Continuing the red white & blue theme, this is the Cendre top. Any top with big sleeves: tick.
I think it needs a bolder lip.
Overalls worn with woollen jumper and knitted beret
Grandma-knitted jumper with Scandanavian clasps and beret. I quite like the knitwear-under-overalls look. Also think greys and neutrals work well with red overalls.
I beefed up the lippy.
Overalls worn with gathered blouse featuring large bow
There were a few failures. This square cut shirt with gathers and bows looks uber-smart with a pinstripe suit, but transforms the overalls into a clown costume. FAIL!
Overalls worn with pink Sandie shirt
Much better: an open necked shirt with rolled up sleeves. This is an early sample of the Sandie shirt, in Liberty lawn. I wouldn’t have picked red + pink going so well together.
Overalls with shirt, cardigan and beret
Finally, I think cardigans, chunky or fine, look good over overalls.



  1. Lisa stankus on January 5, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Looking fabulous ‼️

    • lizhaywood on January 5, 2023 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Lisa, it was pretty fun!

  2. Denise Chevalier on January 5, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Funny how tastes are different. The look that I like best is the one you called a failure. I love the bright blouse with the red overalls.

    • lizhaywood on January 5, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      Maybe it looks better in the photo than in real life haha!

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