Late summer is right around the corner – my favorite time of year. Those few weeks after Labor Day where the weather is crisp but warm, the evenings are bright, and you could sit outside with a glass of wine and a sweater well into the evening. Since the days can be hot-to-cold, especially in my dear San Francisco, this post is dedicated to transitioning your summer favorites, into pieces you can wear beyond Labor Day. Today’s post is a BLANK NYC Shortalls in Bunch of Fives Review.
We all know I loved this summer’s overalls trend, writing recent posts championing my pairs from Paige and SIWY. So when BLANK NYC – a brand known for on-trend, and fantastically priced denim pieces, kindly sent over the Shortalls in Bunch of Fives for me to try, I was adding fuel to the fire. They are perfect for summer, and dying to be worn to the beach, but with San Francisco summer being much chiller than anything I was used to back east, I needed to find a way to layer them up, and stay warm, even with a 2.5″ inseam. My solution? Layer a favorite creamy fisherman’s cable-knit under the shortalls for a cozy but cheeky way to warm them up.
I love the look with the sweater layered under the straps so you still see the details of the overalls. These BLANK NYC Shortalls have an 8.5″ inch rise, a 2.5″ inseam, and a 23″ leg opening. The leg opening is cut off with a frayed edge (you can see the bottom edge of the pockets just peeking out), and a bit of distressing across the hips. The fit throughout the body and leg opening is perfect – slim but comfortable. I did end up going a size up from my usual on these, and I’ll caution those with a long torso to be cautious with shortalls and overalls in general. You want to make sure the body of the garment is long enough for your torso, or that you can loosen the straps enough to make it that way, so you don’t have the fabric riding up in the front. I’m 5’9″ and this pair ran a bit short on me so I loosened the straps all the way and wore them a bit low on my hips. They still ran a bit short on me so I would recommend these as a great option for more petite figures and anyone with shorter or average length torsos.
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