You live in maxi dresses and flowy skirts all spring and summer long, but that trusty romper you have hanging in your closet has a lot to offer too. Besides being crazy cute, it packs plenty of one-and-done appeal that will get you out the door (and looking fly) in two seconds flat. Start counting this bad boy as part of your closet basics‘ inner circle, because once the warm weather hits you’ll be wearing it all day err’day — sorry (we’re not sorry) cropped flares, day dresses, cutoffs and crop tops! This week’s Style Resolutions is showing you how to keep everyone’s favorite onesie looking fresh all season long, whether you’re headed to the office or hitting up your favorite after-hours hang-out with your besties. Scroll on for major #OOTD inspiration.
How to Style a Romper for Work
Contrary to popular belief, you CAN rock a romper at the office without ruffling feathers. The key is to keep it feeling professional, and that’s where sophisticated outer layers and accessories come in. Start with a dark or neutral romper that won’t grab the attention of HR, and pass on the standard blazer for a leather gilet that’s guaranteed to impress. Block heels in a bright orange hue offer a funky alternative to classic pumps and infuse the outfit with a healthy dose of creativity-inspiring color. Go big on the jewelry front to make a statement, adding on textured mixed-media baubles with a luxe edge. Complete the look with show-stopping iridescent nails and an exotic bag to stash your work-week essentials.
Madewell Perimeter Romper ($128) + Mango Leather Gilet ($130), Intentionally Blank Perf Shoes ($189), Zara Long Shell Necklace ($36), Butter London Aquamarine Nail Polish ($15), Oasis Reversible Hobo Bag With Removable Inner ($51), & Other Stories Iridescent Shell Ring ($19)
How to Style a Romper for a Night Out
Desk to dinner just got a whole lot easier with an anytime-appropriate romper on standby. Give it the festival-babe-meets-modern-femme treatment with a mix of bohemian and trend-right pieces. Red-hot slingback sandals and vibrant lipstick speak to your #girlboss side, while beaded hoops and a tie-front kimono are all about those free-wheelin’ vibes. Switch up the silhouette by cinching in the waist with a glitzy embellished belt and pull the getup together with a gilded metal sac that exudes attitude. Rest assured, you’ll straight-up slay the second you walk through the door.
Madewell Perimeter Romper ($128) + H&M Stocking Stitch Cardigan ($60), Zara Leather High Heel Sandals ($119), Deepa Gurnani Malibran Belt ($48), Molly M Vexilla Hoops ($68), Nu Evolution Lip Stick ($30)
How to Style a Romper for the Weekend
Tap into your romper’s casual side for Saturdays spent boutique hopping and chillin’ at your favorite brunch spot. Upgrade your go-to denim jacket with a boxy, boyish style with undeniable ’70s flair, and toss on a patched floral scarf for good measure. Sneakers take a backseat to tonal slip-on sandals and a sleek white backpack allows you to explore the city (or anywhere else) hands-free — you’ll need ’em to snap photos. Keep the extras to a minimum, save a shimmery opal pinky ring, for a pared-down cool look.
Madewell Perimeter Romper ($128) + Topshop Denim Look Harrington Jacket ($105), Dolce Vita Payce Sandal ($100), Zara Floral Print Patch Scarf ($26), Everlane Petra Backpack ($330), Lionette Venice Ring ($135), Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Face Mist ($32)
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