4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress
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4 Ways to Style Overall Dresses

Does anyone remember the Flickr community, Wardrobe Remix? Back in the day, we did this wild thing where we wore the same pieces over and over in new ways — aka remixing. Nowadays, we bloggers are expected (or maybe we expect it of ourselves) to have new outfits, all the time. Wearing something more than once? As if! It’s already been photographed! Of course, we all know that isn’t real life, and most people — yes, even bloggers! — wear their clothing more than their photos may let on. I talk a lot about how I wear many pieces in my closet all the time, because clothing is meant to be worn over and over. If I’m going to make a purchase, I want to know I’ll get my money’s worth! But that doesn’t mean it has to be the same outfit. I’m going to reintroduce a series that was an old favorite and show you how to style one piece of clothing in multiple ways. This week, I’m focusing on ways to style overall dresses, featuring this corduroy one I picked up from Madewell. Let me know your favorite in the comments, and tell me if you have any remix requests!

p.s. There are tons of similar options in different colors and fabrics and price points — you can shop them all below. 4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress

4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress
Look One:

Madewell Corduroy Overall Dress

(this one is similar, see my “Shop the Post” for more options)

Madewell pom pom beret (there’s one left, here)

cat coat (to go with my cat shoes!)

plaid scarf (on sale!)

plaid button down (on sale!)

red tights

strappy red heels (old, but these are almost exactly the same)

red satchel

Keiko x Bonlook glasses


I love pattern mixing, and one of the easiest ways to dip your toe in the pattern mixing pond is to stay in the same color and pattern family. Case in point: this red plaid shirt with a larger plaid scarf. Red tights may not be everyone’s style (and that’s okay!), but I love how these colorful tights look with the strappy heels. If you want to tone it down, swap them out for black tights or go bare legged if the temperature allows.


4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress

4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress
4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress

Look Two:

Madewell Corduroy Overall Dress

(this one is also similar, see below for more options)

pom pom beanie (on sale!)

vintage floral blouse

chunky sweater (similar)

pink faux fur coat (on sale! along with more from MKT Studio)

Pop & Suki pink box bag

sheer tights

Sarah Flint “Rosie” loafers


Pink and caramel is one of my favorite, unexpected color combos (same goes for pink and mustard). I found this floral blouse at a thrift store years ago and I still wear it all the time. Style doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Though I love some pricier brands and like to invest in special pieces, I still love thrifting more than anything. It’s the best way to get unique pieces for a bargain! But speaking of special pieces, these Sarah Flint “Rosie” loafers are gorgeous and beautifully made. They come with a hand written card marked with the name of the shoe maker. How special is that?

4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress
4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress  
4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress

4 ways to style a corduroy overall dress

Look Three:

Madewell Corduroy Overall Dress (this one is similar and comes in many colors; see below for more options)

vintage striped sweater

over the knee boots (similar, on sale)

Flynn circle crossbody (similar, on sale)

Eugenia Kim red “Sabrina” cap

red double breasted coat (on sale! also available in three other colors)


I was fairly certain I’d end up returning this hat, since it’s a little out of my comfort zone (beret, beanie, large brim hat) — but it has quickly become my favorite! Proof that even when you think you know your style in and out, it’s good to experiment and change it up a bit. Red is definitely my favorite color to wear, and I love the pops of red from this coat and hat. The vintage sweater is another one of my best finds, and has survived years of closet purges. Search for 70s sweaters for some quirky gems.


Look Four:

Madewell Corduroy Overall Dress (similar, see below for more options)

Jurassic Park t-shirt

men’s sweater (old, but I like this one)

Adidas sneakers

vintage head scarf (love this one and this one)

opaque 200 denier tights

Coastal “Thursday” glasses


I obviously wouldn’t wear this with the overall top hanging down (though I would’ve when I was in 4th grade!), but I needed to show you this Jurassic Park t-shirt. My mom got it for Bobby, but it shrank and I got to take it for myself. Hooray! When planning my four ways to style overall dresses, I knew I wanted to put together a super casual look. Though I wish I could’ve gone without the tights, this winter weather wouldn’t allow. I did enjoy getting another chance to wear one of my favorite sweaters, which came from the men’s department in Topshop (several years ago). That’s one of my not-so-secret secrets: I love men’s sweaters! Check the men’s section for oversized, chunky cardigans or go to your local thrift store for an even better bargain.


Shop Overall Dresses below!

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  1. Kristina says:

    Oh it’s hard to pick a favorite! I really love how cozy the last one is, probably because I’m currently a bit cold, ha! But I also love the unexpected pink and rust combo! They’re all super cute. And, I love love love remix posts. They always give me good ideas for how to remix my own wardrobe.

  2. Eleanor says:

    You look so cute in all these styles! Especially in the cat coat!!

  3. Sarah says:

    That coat with the cats is to die for!
    xx Sarah

  4. Lilith says:

    I think look 4 is my favorite! I love look 2 too (also, i’m in looove with this amazing faux fur coat)! ?

  5. Joey says:

    I love the Jurassic one the most, but I may have a biased opinion there, haha!

    I would love to see one for high waisted Jean’s, specifically black if you can. I feel so stunted on my new favorite clothing item, and I cant only find one type of outfit online with them. Thanks!

  6. Chelsea says:

    LOVE the style remixes! I hate the pressure to always be buying as a blogger, this year I’m trying to be a lot more thoughtful about what I’m choosing to spend money on and I love the idea of sharing different ways to style 1 items. All of these looks are so cute! Seriously obsessed with that cat coat though – too cute!

    xx Chelsea

  7. Grace says:

    Love this! Honestly, remix posts are my favorite. They’re so practical! Thanks for sharing!

    -Grace | The Keen Kind

  8. Susanne Røed says:

    I just love this post! Incredibly cute and playful outfits!! And of course, you look stunning. Love the casual style and how easy one can dress it up. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Maddie Woda says:

    You look beautiful as always, but you especially look so fit and healthy! You look like you somehow just went for a run in the polar vortex that is NYC right now…

  10. Lisa says:

    I am always a fan of overalls and you are sharing best ways to style up with them. I am so excited to try these styles.