Saturday 29 August 2015

Cuties, back to college?

Cue the flashbacks to adorable baby pictures, when wearing dungarees was the norm. But are they okay to wear as college students? Since so many of you girls wanted me to answer this question, I have come up with something fun for you today! It would appear that dungarees are a natural transition from the increasingly ubiquitous jumpsuit and can be credited to the current '90s revival, with memorable dungaree wearers from that era including 'Jennifer Aniston in Friends' or 'Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.' 

Dungarees (otherwise known as overalls) are back again, and designers like Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren are ranking it high. This trend is not only attracting the American students, but is a rage in Indian colleges too! There are so many different styles of dungarees nowadays, from formal dungarees to dungaree dresses and everything in between. But IMO, the cutest style is the dungaree shorts. They are just so wearable in the summer heat and are an easy way to stay cool while being comfortable and looking stylish. There are tons of different ways to style dungaree shorts and you can completely change your look by adding in a few well pieced accessories together. If you're a bit perplexed as to how to wear this playful garment, I'm showing you how to look less like a Minion and more like Alexa Chung.

dungaree, bag : | top : Zara | spectacles : Vogue Eyewear
watch : Felix | shoes : Rahul Bhatia Art

Dungarees are supposed to be cute, bringing back the emotions associated with youth and innocence. Therefore, your outfit must be light. It is imperative that you stay away from heavy and bulky fabrics that cover your entire body. Like in the pictures above, I'm wearing navy blue dungaree shorts from one of my favorite online sites,, with a striped top that I got from Zara because of its soft stretchable fabric! The best thing about a dungaree is that it keeps you comfy without compromising on style as they are channelling the chic and practical style. The adjustable straps make them really versatile and easy to wear. The key to nailing this look is definitely in the fit. My suggestion would be to avoid anything too tight. As dungarees are often oversized, you need to think about your body shape and about what style and fabric will complement your figure. The details are attractive, from tabs to loops and pockets, etc. 

Coming back to how you can wear dungarees to college, I wanted to add a little cuteness to my overall look. So, I picked up my cute bow bag, again from stalkbuylove because they have the prettiest bags of all times and because it is very spacious so I can keep an extra tiffin-box in it too. And since its my on-the-go 'college look', I also added my watch and  my Vogue eyewear because hey, lenses for 6 hours - No No NO! Since you gotta walk a lot around your college campus, I would suggest to go in for sport shoes but of course keep in the style on, so as you can see I'm wearing my sexy pair of converse, with that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious art on it by this amazing guy Rahul Bhatia, these shoes keep me going on for hours from one class to another and the other and further, which is approx 5 kms walk/day. To be true, I'm totally in love with this pair in my shoe section and one more reason to put them on with this outfit was that it matched the greyish-blue & pink color of my bag! 

I must say dungarees have that effortless ‘borrowed from the boys’ vibe that can be seen as incredibly sexy. Now, if you are looking to try something new then you should check out this type for sure which is fashionable and fun and comes in a tantalizing variety of styles and colours with prices to suit most budgets whether large or small! The good thing with this outfit is that it exists in all colors, fabrics and also happens to be short. I reckon that the short version is definitely the best option for the summer. Oh BTW, dungarees are certainly considered more of a summer staple but, with the right styling, they can see you through to winters too. Swap crop-tops and T-shirts for silk blouses and cashmere knits and layer with a transitional trench or leather jacket and you are ready to go! So go, checkout the latest dungaree collection at and get your hands on some cute pieces now!

Photographed by : Exposure Imageries (Rhea Ghosh)


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