I’m not a fan of rompers. A while back when I was in the ninth grade, I went through a phase where I was obsessed with them. I guess I liked the idea of an outfit that didn’t take much thought to put together, and the romper seemed to have it all being both a shirt and pant. Either way, I over-wore them. Maybe it’s because they brought on a sense of nostalgia into those early teenage years when I had braces and side bangs. It’s an association similar to smelling a funnel cake and instantly feeling nauseous. It reminds you of that time when you ate a lot of it at a fair and then went on a tone of rides and ultimately projectile vomited all $10.50 of it. My point is that metaphorically speaking, whether I am the roller coaster or the carnival food, rompers and I aren’t the most ideal of combinations (dramatic but true).
This closed-mindedness all changed when I discovered the jumpsuit. Skeptical at first, I soon grew more fond of its overall dynamic. The jumpsuit is like the mature older sister of the romper. She’s successful, engaged, fiscally responsible yet fun, fashionable and enjoys a martini or two while out with her equally fabulous friends. The jumpsuit is powerful and glamorous, but practical for everyday wear. It can go from day to night and from summer to fall. This rising two-in-one style staple is quickly eclipsing the romper with its chic aesthetic.
When I spotted this Fashionista downtown, I couldn’t help but fall in love with her jumpsuit. First of all, I have a strong attraction to anything tie-dye so I was immediately drawn in by its watercolor patterned fabric. The gorgeous, backless detail of the jumpsuit paired with its wide-legged pant and halter top is a bohemian dream that I found to be simple and effortless.
The aqua tones of her turquoise jewelry complemented the sky blue hues of the jumpsuit. For some reason, I find that turquoise jewelry attributes a kind of ethereal magic to any outfit. The fact that she paired different pieces of the same stone together in one look was beautifully intriguing. I adored the idea of a refreshing spin on the overdone monochromatic “all black everything” look, with a softer palette of blue shades.
If you’re bored with your wardrobe, consider investing in a jumpsuit for a great transitional piece that is comfortable and cool.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I bought this jumpsuit because the tie-dye fabric is unexpected. Try to incorporate special pieces into your wardrobe that personalize your style and set you apart from others.”