STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: To Romp or Not to Romp

Style Advice of the Week

 Even though the skies are blue, the sun is out and the first musings of summer are upon us, we just can’t deny it anymore. It is officially the most dreaded week of the semester: final exam week. Students have been posting up in the library all week and even though their study skills may be improving, their fashion sense is not. Many co-eds use finals week as an excuse to wear sweatpants and tennis shoes all day, every day to be comfortable for those long hours sitting in a cubicle. This Fashionista is the exception; she found a way to look chic and rock one of the season’s hottest trends while still studying for hours on end.

The romper made its comeback last summer, and has proven that it’s here to stay. It’s a practical one-piece to effortlessly throw on and an innovative take on the traditional sundress. Now while this Fashionista’s floral romper is the statement piece of the look, a solid-colored romper can be the perfect blank canvas to really get creative. A metallic belt, chunky bangles or color-blocked heels are just some of the wild accessories that would really pop against a black or a hot pink romper. Rompers’ versatility is their best trait since they are both class approved and perfect with wedges and a sleek blazer for a night out on the town.

I personally am a huge fan of this trend, but many of my friends complain that they are intimidated by the modern playsuit and feel that they can’t “pull off” the romper look. However, since most cinch at the waist, or can be accentuated with a skinny belt, the romper highlights the most flattering part of the body creating that perfect hourglass shape. You can even add a simple, oversized cardigan, like this Fashionista did, to make the ensemble even cozier. Just lace up a pair of gladiator sandals or neutral-colored oxfords, and Voila! You just made an easy, casual and adorable outfit perfect for studying or a study break. 



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