This spring, I saw plenty of jumpsuits among New Yorkers, and now that we are into summer, I still see a few there and in Milan. However, what I see in stores everywhere – as well as the street – are the shorter version: rompers.
The styles of rompers are endless. My favorites feature short shorts, as we see modeled below by a couple of New York muses. The one to the left is extra fun, with shorts resembling bloomers.
When the cut is simple, the single piece gives a girl no excuse to skip accessorizing. Lora Donaldson in Seattle (pictured below) demonstrates adorably how a few accessories go a long way. I love the way she compliments her short-sleeved romper with a blue pendant on bronze strand necklace, bronze-colored bangles, and turquoise thong-sandals.
Ultra cazh denim rompers – these below were spotted in NYC – look great with more girly footwear, such as tan-colored high-heeled wedge sandals which coordinate splendidly with a LV handbag.
Rompers in a silky fabric with less-structured cut can end up looking droopy and shapeless, as we see in the center image below. The New York muses on either side pull off a much better look; the cuts of their dresses resemble that of a romper, but the skirt creates a cleaner line. It is also helpful that the dress to the left is fitted at the waistline and the one to the right is sleeveless: less overall bagginess.
Aside from a blouse wrapped around the waist of the muse below and to the left (I’m sure it looks great worn to cover up in air-conditioned interiors) our final three muses from Milan show particular style in the donning of rompers.
Delicate sandals and petite crossbody bag with narrow shoulder strap are a perfect compliment to the not-as-girly orange romper; a white handbag and ballet flats (called ballerinas in Italy) give the strapless romper in center a citified look; and Converse sneakers give the white, flowing off-the-shoulder romper a contrast of style while matching it in color.
Ah, so many ways to wear rompers and so few days left of summer. Let’s enjoy them while we can, eh?