The City Girl and the Country Girl.

April 6, 2010 • Fashion


Left to Right: Miley Cyrus in Ralph Lauren & J. Crew Gallery Overall

Country with a touch of city sparkle is how I would describe the new raging trend for Spring/Summer this year. Before we dive into details, I want you to brace yourself because overalls and cropped jean jackets will be making a guest appearance this season from their decade long hiatus.

I know, I can hear everybody yelling out, “No!” but I promise you that Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, and many other top notch designers did a superb job remixing those kiddie classics into something a little bit more grown and sexy.

Instead of pairing your overalls with a basic white tee and calling it a day, why not  add a sleeveless sequin top, a long knotted necklace, and a properly tucked in skinny belt like J. Crew has envisioned for this season? A perfect ensemble for running around town while still looking comfortable and chic.

I’m also loving Ralph Lauren evening gown that looks like liquid mercury and features the classic overall detailing of buckled straps, flap pocket, and jean topstitching. The dress looked so gorgeous on Miley Cyrus when she wore it for Bazaar’s cover. She completely epitomizes the trend and could be the main reason why this look is catching like wild fire.


A|Wear Dakota Blue collection

If your not into overalls but still want to participate in this lively craze, throw a crop denim jacket over a pretty summer frock and add some sexy heels. The look is ultra feminine and has tomboyish charm about it that will for sure get you notice anywhere. A jean shirt or a shirtwaist vest are also perfect choices too if you don’t have a denim jacket on hand.

I hope I’ve lassoed you into to trying one of these looks this season! I just know you’ll feel comfortable and chic no matter what activity you participate in. I think the only thing hindering me from trying this hot new trend is not remembering where I stashed my denim jacket or overalls from ten years ago!

-Yen Le

Photos: jcrew, A|Wear

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