BLANK NYC Shortalls in Bunch of Fives Full Front

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.

The BLANK NYC Shortalls in Bunch of Fives are available at Bloomingdales, but you can shop all of BLANK NYC here (tip: they have lots of other awesome overall styles here too!)

Outfit: BLANK NYC Shortalls in Bunch of Fives, sweater by aerie, vintage flats, bracelets by Svelte Metals

 

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Caroline Rooney

Caroline Rooney is a San Francisco based stylist and model. Following internships with American Eagle Outfitters, Diane von Furstenberg, Parfums de Christian Dior, and Condé Nast, Caroline launched socially conscious clothing line The Bearon, in 2008. The Bearon was named one of INC. Magazine’s “Coolest College Start Ups” in 2009.

In 2011, Caroline joined the buying team at Bloomingdales.com, buying both men’s & women’s denim. She fell hard for menswear, and grew particularly passionate about the denim industry. Throughout, Caroline has been signed as a print and runway model and has appeared in campaigns for Dodge, Ford, Ella Sven, & Bloomingdales, and worked with Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Donna Karan, and Miley Cyrus. After spending years on sets she developed an eye for styling and in the fall of 2013, moved to San Francisco to launch her career as a menswear stylist.

Currently, Caroline is launching the menswear blog Bearon & Brothers, and works as a stylist for menswear e-commerce brand Bonobos. She is also an instructor of fashion styling at the Academy of Art University, and contributor to the denim blog “Denimology”.