DUNGAREES: DAY TO NIGHT

Lord have mercy on my sartorial soul!

I have been looking for cool, well-fitted dungarees in the right wash and cut for ages now. I have envisioned entire outfits. But I had, until recently, yet to find the pair of (and from) my dreams.

Then I stumbled into Cotton On and voila! The pair I have had in my head is now in my wardrobe. Dungarees – or overalls – have been creeping into the trend reports for the past few seasons; mostly thanks to the exponential rise in the power of street style. They have been rediscovered, reworked, and re-appropriated and I could not love them more. Dungarees, when done right, are incredibly versatile. You most probably imagine them as SUPER casual and you’re right, they can be. But you can also dress them up and look extremely chic. Denim is such a fashion staple and, in all its forms, has assimilated from the working man’s uniform to a core item in any fashionista’s wardrobe. And its versatility is in living proof here (and in the fact that I went out that night in my evening look).

That was the goal of this look book – showing you how to transition from day to night in a pair of good ol’ dungarees (or dungareegees as I have started calling them. It makes me feel like a little Italian woman lost in a Super Mario game). It saves time, money and the process of thinking up entirely new ensembles.

Niks and I shot this at the new Haas in Buitenkant and if you haven’t been there I suggest you jump in your car and head on over immediately. It is the coolest space with the most delishstixx coffee and quirks and gimmicks to keep you entertained for hours.

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decor deets
decor deets

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I’m actually pretty proud of this post to be perfectly honest; so I really hope you enjoy scrolling through it as much as I enjoyed producing it.

Day look:                                                                          

Sliders: Mr Price                                                               

Dungarees: Cotton On                                                   

T-shirt: Cotton On                                                           

Watch: Truworths  

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details (still so obsessed with this watch).

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sliders are a trend that will fade and that do not work on everyone or with every outfit. but these Mr Price sliders are winners.
sliders are a trend that will fade and that do not work on everyone or with every outfit. but these Mr Price sliders are winners.

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Evening look:

Leather sandals: Zara

Dungarees: Cotton On

T-shirt: Cotton On

Blazer: Mamma Mich’s Vintage

Watch: Truworths

Bag: Taylor Covington

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trying to model [badly]
this Savage bag goes with everyyyyyyything and adds an element of edge to your outfit. if only I owned this and didn't keep stealing it!
this Savage bag goes with everyyyyyyything and adds an element of edge to your outfit. if only I owned this and didn’t keep stealing it!

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I've kissed too many frogs that didn't turn into princes; maybe rabbits are the next best thing?
I’ve kissed too many frogs that didn’t turn into princes; maybe rabbits are the next best thing?

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Hopefully you’ve managed to find some inspiration in this post, or at the very least some fun. It is just fashion, after all.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

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