STYLE GURU STYLE: Romping Around

When it comes to my style, I like to look well put together without taking too much time getting ready. I like wearing outfits that are stylish but effortless. An article of clothing that is perfect for that is the romper or jumpsuit. Rompers are super popular not just in everyday style, but also on the runway.  This year, after viewing many shows online from Paris Fashion Week, I noticed that many designers were taking inspiration from the one piece trend. A show I was really inspired by was Marc Jacobs’ spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. 

I, as a Fashionista, also took inspiration from this trend. Whether it’s a romper or a jumpsuit, the easy one piece made its way into the fashion world this year in a big way. Designers like Marc Jacobs brought them to the runway, while everyday Fashionistas have made them one of the most popular street style pieces to rock during the summer. While Marc Jacobs focused more on a formal version of the jumpsuit, I decided to go a bit more casual. I went with a basic black romper because of many different stylistic reasons. I wanted to keep it simple to contrast with the brighter, more colorful pieces of my outfit. The romper was also on the shorter side so I felt like, had it been a brighter color or a pattern, it would have been too overwhelming. I love rocking rompers in the summer because they are just so effortless. They can either be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion.

To add more detail and dress up the romper more, I added a kimono.  The kimono I chose was more of a jacket style. It’s been one of my favorite new pieces. I chose it because of its bright colors and pattern. Its floral design really added to the summery feel of the outfit. I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors, so having this bright kimono was super exciting. It’s attention grabbing in the best way possible. It also helps bring the all black romper into the summer.

I added some gladiator sandals, layered a few necklaces and bracelets, rocked some statement earrings and finished off the look with a bright, detailed headband. I love wearing headbands because when you have short hair like I do, you’re really limited on what you can do with your hair. Headbands give me a way to change up my hair and add a bit of flair. I stuck with a cooler toned theme with my accessories. The blues and greens of the jewelry and the headband really popped against all of the red of the kimono.

Overall, I can already tell that this will be one of my go-to outfits for this summer. It’s easy, breezy and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Get My Look: 1. A neutral colored romper. 2. A bright, funky kimono. 3. Gladiator sandals.