Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt + Style With a Smile Link Up

February 9, 2021
Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt

Dungarees are not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve admired them on others for ages but until now haven’t been brave enough to try them, which is odd given how much I love jumpsuits; that extra bit of fabric seems to make all the difference! Anyway, not one to shy away from taking a sartorial risk, I ordered these from Asos in the sale. If you don’t try, you’ll never know, right?

I was surprised by how much I liked these tan cord dungarees and vintage shirt together

When they arrived I wasn’t sure if I liked them or not. I tried them with a roll neck sweater but wasn’t convinced. The combination of the square bib and high neck looked too blocky on me. Being stubborn, I really didn’t want to admit defeat and return them so I decided to try them with a shirt. I had two in mind – this one and a blush pink one with tan in the print. I was convinced the pink one would work best but curiosity made me try this one first. Partly because I pushed for time, I never bothered with the pink one. In fact, I was surprised by how much I liked these tan cord dungarees and vintage shirt together. So much so that I wore this outfit to work.

Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt

Isobel loved these dungarees immediately and told me to keep them. However, Pete saw it as an opportunity to tease me with Huckleberry Finn jokes. Rather than deter me from wearing them, it had quite the opposite effect. Told you I’m stubborn! This vintage shirt isn’t the best fit to be honest. I think it’s handmade and the seams are a bit basic. Also, as is often the case with vintage tops, the sleeves are a bit too short and tight. I really liked the print though so I was prepared to take a risk.

Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt
Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt

My new initial necklace

Wearing the shirt open at the neck makes it sit better, and it gave me the opportunity to showcase my gorgeous necklace from Jewel Editions. It’s perfect for either wearing alone or layered with some longer necklaces. I chose rose gold but it’s also available in silver and yellow gold. (I wish I’d have wiped my fingerprint off before the photo!)

Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt
Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt
Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt
Temperley London messenger bag

A little trick of mine is to wear boots in the same colour as my trousers for a leg lengthening effect, so I was rather pleased to have found the perfect match for the dungarees with these old ones from Marks & Spencer. It’s not often I wear an outfit devoid of bright colour but I was really happy with how this one turned out…despite the teasing!

Do you own any dungarees? If not, would you try them?

Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt


Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt
Asos Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt

Asos dungarees | vintage shirt (from eBay) | Marks & Spencer boots (old) | Temperley London bag (old) | SVNX sunglasses (from Asos) | Jewel Editions necklace c/o

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40 responses to “Tan Cord Dungarees and Vintage Shirt + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Emma, this is too cute for words! I love these dungarees and your vintage top. So cool! I have been wearing denim overalls for a few years, but now I absolutely want corduroy ones! I love how you refused to let them defeat you until you made them work! Fabulous, my friend.


  2. Darlene says:

    Haha! My husband tends to go, Hmm, and that tells me he doesn’t like it! Like you, his opinion on clothing does not deter me for the most part! You look super cute in this outfit and not at all boxy.

    xx Darlene

  3. Michelle says:

    This is a super cute outfit, Emma! I would describe the dungarees (overalls in the U.S.) as café latte. Yummy color! (And I’m really not a fan of most shades in the brown family.) I don’t have any dungarees. I’m not sure they would look as good on me as they do on you, but I am curious now.


  4. Love the mix of the vintage top and dungarees! The monochromatic color of this look is so chic! Thanks so much for the feature Emma.


  5. Rena says:

    Great combination. Your vintage button-down was a perfect choice to elevate your dungarees for off-the-farm duty.


  6. Nancy says:

    I might, now I’ve seen you wearing them. Don’t think I ever worne them. The color of the blouse is very nice and your hair really stands out! That’s a great color!

  7. SUZI GRANT says:

    Loving the outfit and the fact that you found a top to go with your fab new dungarees, Isn’t it the best fun styling up old with new! Suzi x

  8. Jill says:

    Such a fabulous combo! Those dungarees are so cute on you! Love the zipper and tie waist details!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  9. Gail says:

    You look great in dungarees and I admire your determination in staying the course and ignoring the Huckleberry Finn jibes!

  10. Jacqui Berry says:

    Although these aren’t for me I’m loving them on you Emma. Especially love the wide legs. Thanks for hosting today. x Jacqui

  11. Di says:

    These corduroy overalls are so cute! The vintage print blouse is perfect with them-gives the outfit a retro, but modern and polished look. Love your two-tone bag, too, you have the best accessories! Also, thank you for the mention as a favorite from last week’s post. have a good week.

  12. Those cord dungarees fit you so well! Love the warm color with your vintage brown print and your boots are the perfect shade to blend with the pants! Pretty necklace too! I would like an everyday 18k gold chain, so Im looking. You look fab!
    jess xx

  13. Grace says:

    So cute!! I’ve never heard them called dungarees before. I’ve been wanting a pair, but I haven’t found the right ones yet!

    Miles of smiles,


  14. Always looking super stylish and amazing!!

  15. Cheryl Shops says:

    I love the word dungarees—it sounds so old-west American, even though we call them “overalls!” Yours look more grown-up and sophisticated though, with the corduroy and front zip. Definitely a keeper!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  16. Lizzie says:

    How cute! I agree with Cheryl, I love the word dungarees!


  17. Amber says:

    I don’t own a pair, but I’m loving this neutral look on you!

    I hope you are having a great week!


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  18. I love your corduroy dungarees Emma. I’ve just bought a pair after seeing some great ones on Pinterest. They are so comfortable, if you get the right size. Love the way you have styled them.

  19. Mica says:

    What a fun outfit! with the brown, the vintage print of the shirt and the cords, I’m loving the retro vibe of this outfit! The dungarees look great on you! 🙂

    Hope you had a good weekend and that your week is off to a nice start 🙂

  20. Lovely says:

    I love this combo! Your vintage shirt is a great find, and it complements the dungarees very well.

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