If there is maybe one thing I'm known for (apart from my glasses, my stupidly high and unwarranted jumps, and maybe my obsession with monkeys) it would have to be that I'm more willing than most to stick my neck out in trying out pieces of clothing that only the ravers I know or the little child in me would wear in public (with glee)
For a few years now, I've been looking for the perfect pair of dungarees; actually, I've just been looking for a decent pair of dungarees. You see... with my African bum and cycling thighs, the pair fact pair of anything apart from glasses or shoes are a distant reality that will probably never come to fruition and that often means I 'settle' for things. It also means however that when the sales come in, I have my pick of things other people turn their noses up to... I call these things treasures!
Anyway after many months of frantic searching for my favourite childhood clothing article, some months of indifference and more months of just giving up, I stumbled upon this 'fantastical' pair of dungarees (or overalls, depending on what side of the Atlantic you're on) in River Island and picked them up for what I considered to be a bargain at €40. I love everything about them, the detail, the weight (they're perfectly heavy), the colours and the detailing.
I think the main reason I've wanted a pair of dungarees is because of the versatility of them; the amount of looks one can create using this one article of clothing are (seemingly) endless. From a vest top to a tee shirt, to the one shoulder sling, to having the upper half folded down for a more casual, yet somehow more grown up look (don't ask... I mean can anyone really look grown up wearing a pair of dungarees?)
For this look, I wore the dungarees with a short sleeve leopard/gold pattern shirt from Topman as a contrast to the dark blues of the denim material and a pair of plain white classic Pumas that go with pretty much everything. The team were tempted to shoot this look in an industrial or grimy environment, but we ended up shooting in the dungarees new natural habitat; the modern city. Featured are canals, car parks and brick lined alleyways around Dublin city on an uncharacteristic sunny day...
This look is simple and easy for anyone to pull off and with all items coming in at under a hundred Euro (including the sneaks at 30 Euro from Office), it's easy on the pocket too!
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