Summer is all about one-and-done dressing, because let’s be real — you have better things to do (beach bummin’, backyard barbecues and kickin’ back in the hammock) than painstakingly piecing together an outfit. Whatever you have on your agenda this season, one thing is for sure — a foolproof jumpsuit is the summer staple you can always count on to keep your style reputation on lock and your sanity in check with zero effort required. And this hero piece in disguise goes above and beyond the call of (off) duty. Consider it one of your new go-to summer work wardrobe essentials, because, yeah, it can totally hang in a professional environment too. This week’s Style Resolutions is revisiting this eazy-breezy onesie, and showing you three fresh ways to wear it all season long, whether you’re headed to the office or a laid-back bash.
How to Wear a Jumpsuit for Work
Yes — you CAN and SHOULD be taking your fave one-piece wonder to the workplace. And don’t let a strappy back or plunging neckline make you think otherwise. A little layering action (think: a chic, classic blouse) renders the otherwise scandalous silhouette HR-approved in seconds. Accessories like a sleek metallic belt, streamlined heels and a structured bag take the polish factor even further, lending your on-the-job getup a much-needed edge.
Zara Cropped Jumpsuit ($70) + Topshop Unique Selwyn Floral-Print Silk-Georgette Shirt ($250), ASOS Skinny Full Metal Waist Belt ($33), Botkier Dylan Satchel ($278), M. Gemi The Edera Shoes ($198), Kendra Scott Sawyer Ear Climbers in Antique Silver ($90)
How to Wear a Jumpsuit for a Night Out
We’ll see your LBD and raise you a versatile jumpsuit that owns the night courtesy of its instant sophistication factor and knack for eliminating wardrobe malfunctions from the equation (so essential). A shortened silhouette and open back will keep you cool as you kill it out on the dance floor, while still providing enough coverage to keep you carefree all night long. Take it there with bold embellished heels and show-stopping accessories like a statement clutch and minimalist choker necklace that aren’t messing around. Round out the look with a swipe of vibrant lipgloss and a sleek topknot that can handle a bit of movin’ and groovin’.
Zara Cropped Jumpsuit ($70) + Isabel Marant Kelby Printed Cotton-Twill Jacket ($329), Bettye Muller Bejeweled Mary Jane Pumps ($325), ASOS Cage Sphere Clutch Bag ($41), Cornelia Webb Molded Collarbone Medium ($212), Vapour Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss ($24)
How to Wear a Jumpsuit for the Weekend
When Friday rolls around, you are SO over those stuffy suits and perfectly polished sheath dresses. Channel your inner lazy girl all weekend long by slipping into an effortless jumpsuit that’s ready for everything from short stints at the beach to lazy afternoons reading in the park. For brunch with the girls, toss it on with a flowy kimono (the glam girl’s alternative to a classic denim jacket) and crossover slingback sandals that offer a much-needed break from the workweek’s standard sky-high heels. Jazz things up with mysterious oversized shades, an eye-catching collar necklace and a petite crossbody bag with plenty of personality.
Zara Cropped Jumpsuit ($70) + & Other Stories Shinjuku Long Kimono Coat ($125), Charles & Keith Cross Strap Sandals ($39), Mango Pendant Chain Necklace ($40), Rachel Comey Baan in Honey ($450), Illesteva Boca II Tortoise Stripes ($220)
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