Doing the Dungaree
I’m always that person that has a hundred million things in my hands, all at once. Being a Stylist doesn’t help – with a phone under my arm, a clip in my right hand, a water bottle in my left, and trying to cling onto the description tag with my pinky, it’s safe to say, I never have enough hands to hold everything all at once. I mean, of course you need to do everything at once, right?
The last few weeks have really tested my multitasking factor. But with ‘fashion’ as being (surprisingly) useful, I found a way to help with my ‘I can hold everything at once’ personality, as well as looking somewhat, put together.
The Dungaree. We all associate this handy piece of clothing with 90’s American mom culture, pregnancy life and painting days at home. But oh no. The dungaree is making a come-back, not least for how useful the piece of clothing actually is (note: what other piece of clothing will you find having six pockets, easy to move around in, and actually look really cool with a pair of trainers?)
The way trends are moving, the dungaree is suddenly becoming ‘cool’ again – not only is it useful, it is also becoming a template for more contemporary designs – take COS for instance. Taking the traditional shape of the Dungaree, COS has created the pleated cotton apron dress, whereas Monki has transformed the traditional ‘denim’ fabrication, and made the striped dungaree dress. The dungaree is now not just a style we keep at the back of the wardrobe for our comfort days.
It is very easy to fall back into wearing the Dungaree as a casual piece of clothing, and that is primarily what it is. Paired with a crop logo tee, or an oversized slouchy tee tied at the waist, the Dungaree is perfect for the days at work where you’re moving around a lot, or the Saturdays where you’re not quite feeling getting the food shop done. Paired with a pair of converse or Chelsea boots, you’re on your way to understated ‘cool’ dressing.
But who says this clever piece of clothing can’t be worn for more formal occasions? team with a pointed sling back, a pair of attention grabbing earrings, combined with a black ribbed crop top, the dungaree is perfect for girly drinks, or even cocktails with the newest guy on the scene.