Hey there, Fashionistas! I’m sure you think that you have all the basics for a functional, fashion-forward wardrobe, but you may be wrong. If you are lacking a bodysuit, you are missing a life-changing, or should I say wardrobe-changing, piece. Bodysuits can function as an undergarment or a top, and can be worn under all kinds of skirts, dresses, shorts and pants. I’m sure your crop tops look great with your high-waisted pants and skirts, but a bodysuit stays put and is almost like a second skin. Bodysuits also eliminate that awkward fabric bulge that you have to constantly pull down when wearing a regular shirt tucked into something high-waisted.

Bodysuits come in all different styles, including ones with low backs and ones that lace up the front. Bodysuits are almost like a fashionable Spanx that you can wear alone as a top or with something over it, like a kimono or leather jacket. The bodysuit has become so popular because it is just so functional and gives every girl a more sleek silhouette. You can purchase them at several stores, including ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Charlotte Russe.

This Fashionista is wearing a white, sleeveless, low-back bodysuit. She tucked it into a pair of black distressed jeans with a black western belt around her waist. Since it is still a bit chilly, she is wearing an unbuttoned blouse, which adds a little more color to the look. For shoes, this Fashionista is wearing adorable cut-out ankle booties and for accessories, she has on a braided choker. Her look is a good day-to-night transition outfit. She could wear this outfit to work during the day and then meet her friends at night for dinner. If it is warmer outside, she can take the blouse off and if it gets colder at night, she could throw on a leather jacket.

Purchasing a bodysuit is not something that you will regret. Start with a simple one, like the one this Fashionista is wearing, and then you can start broadening your horizons to ones with more detail and color. Start your summer season off right by saying hello to the bodysuit and giving your crop tops some rest (think about how cute a white bodysuit would look with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts).

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Weekdays or weekends, the bodysuit is a go-to.”