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What Nikki Ogunnaike loves most about her Paige overalls: “They’re like an instant outfit,” says the online style editor. “Just add a fun shirt—mine is from Zara—and you’re ready to go.” Nikki, who ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C., last weekend (Time: 2 hours 2 minutes!), came to set fresh from a workout and had no qualms about showing a little skin. “I love wearing overalls with cropped tops or bandeaus by American Apparel because it adds a girly touch and shows off my waistline,” she says. With a spring coat that hits right below her rolled hemline, like the J.Crew one she’s has on here, her look is super-polished and city-ready. Without the jacket, Nikki’s set for summer. “If I could be anywhere in the world in these I’d be on the beach in Montauk with my best girlfriends,” she said. We can see how that would be pretty perfect, indeed.
Tell us where you wear your overalls.
These are definitely a weekend staple. During the day, I wear them with Alternative Apparel white T-shirts and easy-breezy all-white Nikes or Vans. At night, I wear them with a cute bandeau and my Celine sandals.
If these overalls could talk what would they say?
What a ride!
If they had a zodiac sign, what would it be?
Capricorn, like me, because they’re hardworking but know how to have a good time.
If they had a theme song?
Rihanna’s We Found Love.
Are these overalls standard fare for you, or do they take you out of your comfort zone?
They are definitely out of my comfort zone. I haven’t worn overalls since I was in second grade, but I like that feeling of nostalgia.
In these overalls I feel like…
…Left Eye of TLC.
These overalls would also look great on…
They tell the world that I am…
…comfortable in my own skin.
When I first saw them, I thought
…let’s do this!