An Overall Good Look

Bah! I’m so excited to share this outfit. I tend to stick to my comfort zone when I’m buying clothes, but when I saw this dress I was instantly drawn to it! Even though it’s not what I normally would go for, I feel great in it.

I love it so much, in fact, that I thought it would be fun to show how it can be worn in two ways.

J. Crew Factory Overall Dress

At first, I was a little nervous to wear the dress without anything underneath it. As I was scrolling through J. Crew Factory’s new arrivals, I spotted this ruffle sleeve shirt and thought it’d be perfect to layer under the dress. It gives just enough coverage, and the ruffles are a cute touch with the straps.

Ruffle T Shirt

Olive Overalls

I kept this look pretty casual and simple; it’s what I’d wear on an everyday basis. It’d work for school or a daytime weekend event. I wore wedges for the photos, but I could definitely see myself opting for flats if I was going to school or running around town.

Overall Dress

When I pulled the dress out of the package, I tried it on without the shirt first. As I mentioned, I wasn’t sure that I would want to wear it without a top. (Frankly, I think I was most afraid that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off.) But, omg, I LOVE it. Again, it’s a little different from what I typically go for, but I was feeling it.

Carly Prepster

When I purchase items of clothing, it’s important that I’ll be able to get a lot of use out of it. This dress can transform into a few different looks, and that gets two thumbs up from me.

J. Crew Factory

For accessories, I tied this Parisian scarf around my neck and added a pearl cluster bracelet.

Parisian Scarf

How to style overalls dresses

J. Crew Factory always has a great selection of clothing and accessories at can’t-resist prices. This makes it, in my opinion, a great stop for back to school shopping. Whether you’re heading back to school as a teacher or a student, you can build great head-to-toe looks.

Right now, students and teachers can take an additional 15% off their orders through September 30th. This is always available in stores, but they’re offering it online through the end of September for your back-to-school shopping!

A few must haves for teachers: ruffle sleeve top, business casual pants, wool dress with pockets, d’Orsay flats, 5-star rated cardigans, and a printed shirt dress.

For students: ruffled tank, embroidered shirt, basic tees (these are hands down my favorite t-shirts), printed skirt, skinny jeans, puffer vest, and twill jacket.

Carly Heitlinger

Photos by Carter Fish

Overall Dress // Striped Ruffle Sleeve Shirt // Canvas Wedges // Crossbody Bag // Pearl Bracelet // Parisian Printed Scarf

Thank you J. Crew Factory for sponsoring this post.

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Alex C.

Love that you showed how versatile the dress is despite being out of your comfort zone! I just got home from France and I’m so tempted to snap up that J. Crew scarf, too.
Alex //


Love this dress with the striped shirt underneath, so cute! PS what lip color are you wearing in this post? It’s subtle but still looks great!


Love this dress – it would be super cute layered over a button shirt for the fall!