The ultimate summer staple piece should be chic, comfy, and totally versatile; that’s something we can all agree on! What easy piece embodies all three? Rompers, of course. Not only can they work for daytime with flats and a breezy cardigan, they can be fancied up for evenings out with wedges and bold jewelry. Also, because they don’t require coordinating separates or worrying about movement, they work as a great default piece for just about any occasion. Check out some tips on how to style rompers from ModCloth’s ModStylists below! And if you want more tips ‘n’ tricks, make an appointment with a ModStylist here!
1. First up, ModStylist Amy in a fancy floral number!
On the go and need a look that can easily transition from day to night? Stay comfortable and chic by pairing a floral romper with bright sandals and a statement necklace. The flattering cut of the Windy Whimsy Romper features a fluttery cap sleeve and peekaboo back cutout. A loose fitting top and flowy bottom make this romper a breezy alternate to a dress. Carry an oversized bag to pack your essentials, perhaps a metallic clutch and heels for happy hour!
2. Next up, Chelsey who goes business casual on the romper.
While you may think that a romper is a bit of a one trick pony, think again! Not only can these one-pieces be dressed up for an evening out or a casual day, but you can also totally wear them to the office! In fact, by layering a top underneath, cardigan over top, or with your fave tights, you can even take this piece from the dog days of summer right into fall!
This simple tie-front, navy romper is super comfortable and a great fit! The shorts are a nice length and the overall fit is relaxed enough to layer this awesome lavender chevron blouse under it. Pairing it down with silver metallic flats, simple jewelry, and a side braid makes it perfect for a casual afternoon jaunt.
Want to rock the same style? Here are the goods featured in Chelsey’s look: Rise and Pine Romper in River Navy ($50); Crimson and Proper Flat in Silver ($120); Lavender Fields Top ($40); and Bestow Bliss Earrings ($13).
3. For a more hipster-inspired look, Jess struts onto the scene.
The thing I love most about rompers is that they’re equal parts uniquely unexpected and super comfortable. Pair a halter romper in a fun print with a denim jacket and heeled oxfords for the perfect daytime brunch ensemble. This way, you can add some extra height while keeping your look modest with extra layers! The retro silhouette of this romper makes it incredibly playful, so it could just as easily be paired with flats and statement sunglasses for a day at the park.
To create your own take on this look, take inspiration from the pieces featured: Playful in Polka Dots Romper ($55); Malt Shop Heel in Milk Chocolate ($185); Broguing Rights Bag ($60); and the Totally Boss Jacket ($50).
4. You know we love the boho trend – check out how Kelly rocks it.
Casual, comfy, and just a little bit boho are just how I like my rompers. Paired with some earthy accessories and fringe booties, a fun floral print can take you from the city streets to open countryside in one swoop! Pack a few necessities into an oversized tote, and you’ll be ready for whatever adventure lies ahead in your one-pieced wonder!
Rompers definitely work for all shapes and sizes. In fact, a collared shirt style with a fun print can really balance your look while still flattering your curves. A cinched waist will really help to show off your shape (and are a great chance to play around with some nifty belt options). Take chances and you might just find a new fave in an unexpected place!
For this look, here’s what Kelly wore: Read it and Steep Romper ($45); The Good Leaf Earrings ($12); Your Best Fringe Boot ($50); The Best of Fronds Bracelet ($20); and the One Way Ticket Bag in Type ($36).
5. Last up, Nicole shows us that rompers can be gorgeously chic.
A romper can be as chic and elegant as an LBD! To kick yours up a notch, add a structured blazer and two-toned heels to show off those legs. A beaded fringe necklace provides a final touch of city-sticker edginess to the ensemble, and don’t forget a bright bag to complete your statement look.
Though rompers that cinch at the waist are comfy and perfect for everyday, add a neutral belt to provide more structure to the overall silhouette of your evening looks. A polished belt and simple accessories instantly take this basic black romper to the next level!
Channel your inner runway star by stocking up on these items: In a Novella Romper ($35); Guest Conductor Blazer ($75); Deco Devotee Heel ($193); Crystal Ballroom Necklace ($22); and the Cayenne Peppy Bag ($258).
So, what do you think about rompers now? Have we convinced you that they are awesome, versatile, and ridiculously comfy? Tell us your thoughts on favorite (and least favorite!) looks in the comments below.