Alicia Quarles, Denim Picks

Karina Lopez

E! Style Collective member and E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles takes us behind the scenes at one of her latest photo shoots.

It was a denim denizen's paradise, guys.

When the fabulous team from OK! Magazine reached out to me about doing a feature where I'd rock spring's hottest denim looks, I jumped at the chance!

What true fashion lover wouldn't be excited about getting to show off what we'll all be wearing come spring. Horrible weather, begone!

Alicia Quarles, Denim Picks

I loved everything OK!'s style director, Pandora Amoratis, and fashion and beauty assistant, Kayla Spear, showed me. Until, that is, I was faced with what had been my enemy for the past year: the overall jumpsuit.

You see, I've wanted to wear one for longest time and actually tried during the summer (#EpicFail). It made me ask: At 33, am I too old to try to sport this look?

"Nope," said Pandora. "Face your fears and let's do this!"

She paired mine with a bikini top, these beautiful Missoni Converse sneakers and bright necklaces.

Alicia Quarles, Denim Picks, Shoes

I love how the photos turned out and learned a lesson for us all: Age ain't nothing but a number. You can put on anything you want as long as you're wearing happiness and confidence. So, you will be seeing me in overalls again. I ain't scared.

In case you are, here are some tips straight from Pandora.

To look like a fashion star and not a farmer, opt for a figure-flattering silhouette and avoid pairing them with anything Western-inspired.

A cute pair of flats or sneakers will have you looking casually cool in the daytime and a killer heel will take the childhood fave into evening.


Alicia Quarles, Denim Picks, Crop Tops

Overalls are a little masculine by design, so to balance that layer them over a fitted top or accessorize them with something feminine.

Overalls: Blank Denim Denim Overalls, $108, available at Shopbop; Celebrity Pink Womens Denim Overalls, $39.97, available at Tilly's; PAIGE Women's Sierra Overall In Sunbaked, $289, available at Amazon.

Sneakers: Gianvito Rossi Leopard-print calf hair point-toe flats, $895, available at Net-A-Porter; Metallic Slip-On Sneaker, $59.95, available at Nordstrom, L.A.M.B. Kanye Haircalf Sandals, $295, available at Shopbop.

Tops: 1.State Zigzag Print Sleeveless Top, $98, available Nordstrom; Pineapple Crop Top, $29, available at Pixie Market; Jonathan Simkhai Cutout Button Down Crop Top, $295, available at Shopbop.

Follow this self-proclaimed fashionable New Yorker on Instagram and Twitter @AliciaLQuarles.

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