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Can I Pull Off These Overalls?

Idk, man.

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Dusen Dusen Mustard Five Dot Overalls ($292)

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Hey guys, quick question: Can I pull off these overalls?

I want to believe I could. I’ve loved Dusen Dusen’s home goods for so long, and I’m really into the idea of incorporating its giddy patterns into my clothing. But how does a person introduce something so whimsical into a wardrobe that mostly consists of oversized neutral-toned button-ups and jeans? How does one wear something like a pair of twee mustard overalls without wordlessly broadcasting “I MADE A DARING DECISION TODAY; DID IT WORK?”

It’s sort of like the you-need-experience-to-get-experience conundrum: To look natural in yellow overalls with clusters of red, blue, and white dots, I need to have always been wearing them, or at least something similarly playful.

Dusen Dusen Mustard Five Dot Overalls

Bando, at least, is very confident I can do it: “Just pop these cuties over your favorite tee,” the site reads, “and you're ready to start your day.” But I don’t know, man. What if your day is mostly spent at your regular coffee shop, or with the 8-year-old you nanny? You know who can and will very quickly point out that you’re trying out a new look, especially if they don’t like it? An 8-year-old. I sort of feel like if I want to pull these off, I need a new life to go with them.

And yet, anxieties aside, the tab remains open on my laptop since I clicked on it days ago. Yellow historically has made my skin look a little sickly, but this yellow seems so alive. And they look so comfortable, so easy! Look at all that breathing room at the waist, the white cuffs, the many pockets. Maybe I need them. Or maybe, if these are just a bridge too far for me, I can take a baby step with the sky blue patterned jumpsuit.