One-piece clothing like rompers and jumpsuits often offer limited styling options. But while they hinder mixing and matching, you can play around with accents and accessories to give them more versatility.
Here are some tips on how to style these warm weather staples and turn them into a fashion staple as picked up from some celebrities who know a sartorial thing or two:
1. Dress it up with a perfectly-tailored blazer
Eva Longoria spotted leaving Ken Paves Salon to discover a parking ticket on her car in Los Angeles on June 13, 2014
39-year-old actress, Eva Longoria, donned a retro-inspired polka dot romper and injected a modern blazer to make the look sharp and polished. The result is a casual-meets-formal look. She completed the outfit with a pair of white shiny python Christian Louboutin “Pigalle” pumps.
2. Pick a pair of shoes with a striking color
Taylor Swift spotted on Bowery in New York City on May 17, 2014
Since the outfit is going to be monochromatic, try to play it up with a pair of shoes that offers a pop of color. Taylor Swift did just that in this outfit. She wore her Suno Deep V Romper with a pair of yellow suede Gucci pumps.
3. Opt for statement accessories
Dakota Fanning arrives at the Sunshine Theatre for a screening of ‘Night Moves’ in New York on May 20, 2014
A solid-colored jumpsuit, such as this red Roland Mouret “Nortoni” jumpsuit, can be a little dull on the eyes. So make sure you turn heads your way by accessorizing with statement pieces. Check out Dakota Fanning’s choices. Her spiral bracelet is an instant conversation-starter!
4. Go for statement shoes
Gwen Stefani spotted outside Jesun Acupuncture Clinic in Los Angeles on June 27, 2014
Jumpsuits and rompers, especially the solid-colored ones, are sometimes like blank canvasses. With that in mind, a pair of statement shoes would be a great addition to the ensemble. Take a cue from Gwen Stefani, who had on a pair of enviable strappy sandals.
5. Keep it slick and simple
Kim Kardashian leaves a studio in Los Angeles to take her daughter for a doctor visit in Los Angeles on June 24, 2014
There are two ways to make the romper and jumpsuit ensemble work. You can either pile on the accessories or go as minimal as you can. Kim Kardashian went for the latter when she wore her V-neck black jumpsuit. Her black sandals were spartan and her choice of accessory (only a classic, unadorned necklace) worked in keeping the look stylish.
6. Add some metallic accents
Kate Beckinsale seen at Joel Silvers Memorial Day party in Malibu on May 26, 2014
Metallic accents inject a more glamorous touch. For a monochromatic pair of romper just like Kate Beckinsale’s pristine white one, adding silver or gold touches would lend a more striking flair.
7. Choose the perfect hairstyle
Cher Lloyd performs live on the ‘Today’ show as part of NBC’s Toyota Concert Series in New York City on May 27, 2014
Your hairstyle can make or break your look! Some jumpers and rompers require an updo and others require a more elaborate coif. Cher Lloyd opted for loose curls to complement her feminine lace romper.
A good pair of jumpsuit or romper is essential, of course. Here are some that will definitely catch your fancy:
1. Blaque Label Sleeveless Romper, $110.00
2. MINKPINK Wild Roses Playsuit, $79.00
3. Zimmermann Georgia Flutter Playsuit, $360.00
4. Yumi Kim Dina Jumpsuit, $209.00
5. Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Long Sleeve Romper, $161.00
6. For Love & Lemons Blue Bell Lace Romper, $268.00
7. Diane von Furstenberg Shany Racer Back Jumpsuit, $445.00
You won’t have to worry about spot-on styling if you follow the tricks set by the celebrities above. Who do you think looked best?
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