Another prime example of the fashion flashback: overalls.

The polarizing style, typically reserved for toddlers and farmers, has been revisited—and revamped—for the spring/summer season. From our favorite denim brands all the way up to high fashion (um, hello 3.1 Phillip Lim and your sold-out $1400 leather overalls! Who’s buying these, exactly?) the one-piece wonder is being blogged about, styled up and spotted on the streets.

man repeller in leather overalls

Oh yes, she is buying them. Leandra Medine in 3.1 Phillip Lim Overalls, manrepller.com

Danielle of weworewhat.com does it with fur, calling it shagster—hipster in a shaggy coat.

While we’re not exactly itching to attempt the country-turned-chic look (there’s a fine line between high fashion and fashion disaster), there are quite a few style mavens—dare we say it—that are pulling off the look surprisingly well. There seems to be a method for reworking agricultural into avant garde:

  • Make it modern: start with a collared shirt, buttoned up all the way to the top. This adds a polished, structured contrast to the baggy silhouette

Love. The French make everything look chic though, don’t they? adenorah.com

  • Make it feminine: typically worn by male farmers and railroad workers in the 1890s, it’s no wonder this garment needs a feminine touch.  A pointed pump (or any shoe with a well-endowed heel) takes care of this in an instant.

A pretty printed top, statement necklace and nude pumps feminize (more!) leather overalls. As seen on Juliet Has a Gun

  • Finish it off: accessories complete the transformation. Whether it’s a chic clutch, a bevy of bling or a tailored overcoat to cover it all up, the add-ons make it happen.

This gal hits the onesie trifecta. Photographed by Christian Vierig, refinery29.com

Voila! Rural style, refined.

Tell us what you think: would you rock the overall, or put this lookout to pasture?