Citizens of Humanity white overall / Mother button down denim shirt / Asos black midi length wool coat / Alexis bitter gunmetal spear long necklace / Elizabeth & James 'Berlin' white topaz knuckle ring / Elizabeth & James northers star crossed band ring /Edie Parker bespoke clutch, make your own here with a ton of color and finish options! / Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers / Shot by Bekka Palmer / wardrobe courtesy of Tootsies
I'm not talking about off-white, creme, eggshell, or ivory. I'm talking about bright white. For fall/winter '14, white had taken the likes of contemporary brands Helmut Lang, Acne Studios, Haute Hippy, Viva Aviva, etc. as a striking choice neutral to mix into their collections. The color was paired optically with black leather leggings, dark green mini skirts, grey prints, and other typical fall wares for a crisp revival of cold weather layering. Think of jeans as the same when you are layering them for the cold. Sticking with basic colors makes it easy, like my trifecta of black, white and blue jeans. Also, simple shapes will keep an overalls outfit streamlined and easy to put together. Sweaters, button-downs (or both layered together) and long sleeve tees are easy companions for overalls. If it's coat weather, wear a long one, to match the long proportions of the overalls and that for the grim fact that a shapeless overall-backside view can leave something to be desired. Lastly, for an overall with a cropped pant, stick with a low ankle shoe like a pump or a tennis shoe to elongate the sliver of ankle exposure.