It’s rare in the social media age—when, if you follow the right people, you can spot a trend coming from a mile away—for a fad to actually sneak up on you. Normally, the signs are all there. But in the case of overalls, it took all but a few weeks for the once “frumpy” onesies to go from outdated to one of fall’s most sought-after wardrobe items. These days, they’re everywhere.
I first spotted a pair during Oslo Runway on influencer Annabel Rosendahl. Pairing it with an oversize tee, Saint Laurent’s cult-favorite Le 5 à 7 shoulder bag, and point-toe heels, the Norwegian made the utilitarian silhouette appear surprisingly elevated. My attention was piqued, but one good outfit doesn’t make a trend, so I wrote it off as a fluke and went on with my day. Not long after, I noted the silhouette on the runway during New York Fashion Week, first at Brandon Maxwell and later at Coach and Tibi. By the time fashion month was over, it was already too late to get ahead of the trend. It was already here, on everyone from model Elsa Hosk to French influencer and recent Mango collaborator Camille Charrière.
If you’re as blindsided as I was, I get it. But it’s not too late to get in on the fastest-rising trend of the season. Scroll on to shop the best overalls on the market right now.