Even the graffiti is shocked that a 45 year old woman is wearing faux leather overalls. Love ’em or hate ’em, I stand before you today doing just that. My first ever tweet was last November, “That moment you’re so grateful to shop alone in H&M so no one can talk you out of buying faux leather black overalls!” If I’d been with my husband or my friends, I’m sure they would have tried to persuade me to buy something more sensible, but I have ended up wearing this classic impulse purchase a LOT more than I imagined. What to wear out to dinner when I don’t feel like wearing a dress, and jeans won’t cut it? Faux leather overalls. What to wear when I’m going out with girlfriends and I’m bored of the jeans+heels+blazer uniform? Faux leather overalls. What to wear when I (a vegetarian) am going to a barbecue joint with my husband and my I’m-a-hipster plaid flannel shirt is in the wash? Faux leather overalls. I’d be lying if I said I lounged around the house in them, but given their wipe-clean, easy-care, toddler-proof material, I’m considering it.
I really like the soft melty feel of the faux leather (yes, really)(plastic, pleather, synthetic leather… by any other name they are still as sweet). They don’t have that leather smell that some people like, but I personally don’t. Body temperature softens them slightly soon after you put them on… sort of like they’re made of cheddar! Style-wise, they’re a bit feline and a bit hipster… imagine if Catwoman went to Brooklyn, ordered a frothy cappuccino, fell madly in love with the Barista, and had his love child; it would be these overalls.
I completely get it if you don’t like them. What do you think? Would you venture into plastic overalls?