There’s simply no denying it — the jumpsuit has quickly become a wardrobe staple for women of all kinds of style sensibilities, and with good reason. The beauty of the jumpsuit is that it’s a piece that can be worn from day to night with a simple switch of accessories, making your life a whole lot easier when you’re jetting from the job to cocktails or errands or to a swanky dinner.
Moreover, the jumpsuit can work for all seasons. In a sleeveless cut and lightweight fabric, it’s a fun alternative to a sundress in the warmer months, but with the right layering tactics and footwear, it can easily be rocked in the fall and winter as well.
Wearing a jumpsuit makes things super easy because you don’t have to stress about matching tops and bottoms — it’s a whole ensemble in one. Did we mention there’s also a jumpsuit to flatter every single body type?
So, we’ve established that the jumpsuit is undoubtedly an ultra-versatile piece. Still, you might need a little style inspiration to get the most wear out of it. Here are some of our top tips for transitioning your jumpsuit from the afternoon into the evening.
Simple and solid
A solid jumpsuit is a blank canvas, which means you can have a lot more fun when it comes to accessories and layering.
If you’re sporting a jumpsuit to work, try popping on a printed blazer and low, pointy wedges for a look that’s sleek and sophisticated, without being remotely stuffy. You can also layer your jumpsuit over a white button-down for some extra coverage if you’re worried about showing too much skin at the office — as an added bonus, this is a practical way to transition your sleeveless jumpsuits into the cooler seasons. A timeless watch or a sparkly pair of stud earrings will complete the look without overpowering it.
Hitting up brunch with your girlfriends? Then you’ll want a more laid-back look. You can keep things easy-breezy with flats, a denim jacket, and a fun belt in either a vibrant color or an interesting pattern for a pop of intrigue that will stand out on a solid jumpsuit. Or, pair your jumpsuit with on-trend slip-on sneakers in an eye-catching animal print like leopard or zebra, and throw an open button-down chambray shirt on top.
It’s super easy to mix it up for the evening when you’re showing off a solid jumpsuit. A black one looks instantly stunning with a dazzling statement necklace and strappy metallic heels, while a white or olive jumpsuit looks fab with nude patent pumps.
You might go for footwear in a bright, punchy color to offset a jumpsuit in a neutral color— we love royal blue or burgundy with a black one, for example.
Going for an edgy vibe? A leather jacket, pointy wedge booties and some simple metal necklaces or drop earrings should do the trick. Don’t forget a structured clutch, perhaps with some studs, exposed zippers, or other bold detailing.
Cinch your waist with an attention-grabbing chain belt, which adds glamour to an otherwise simple jumpsuit.
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