We’ve seen this trend all summer long, the romper is a style with so many version and varieties. Finding the one that suits you and your body shape can make all the difference. Today I’m giving you 4 key steps in choosing the right one for you.
Step 1: Choose the style. From short sleeve, sleeveless, long sleeve, and strapless, these little numbers come in an array of different styles. Find one that makes you feel comfortable and is appropriate for your lifestyle. Personally I steer clear away from anything strapless. It doesn’t suit my style, or make me feel comfortable. When I found this 3/4-sleeve romper, it was an instant love. It fits my personality, and works for my lifestyle. I knew this was the style of choice.
Step 2: Waistline. I’ve gone through my fair share of different rompers and the most challenging part I find is the waistband. Because everybody is different, I’ve found that some rompers sit strangely at my waistline, hitting me at an odd place in the mid section. I’ve seen many rompers gone wrong because of incorrect sizing and awful fit. You want to make sure the cinched in waistline comes in exactly at your natural waistline. This is the smallest part of your body, allowing your romper to accentuate that area, and in turn elongating your legs and torso.
Step 3: Prints. There are so many fun printed rompers out there it can become so inviting to a newbie who’s having their first try at these one piece numbers. But, before you start with a tie die printed choice or an all over floral one, my suggestion would be to stick with a solid black. It’s classic, simple, dressy, casual, and easy to accessorize. It’s and easy go-to for those beginners new to the romper trend.
Step 4: Know your limits. Whether you’re wearing a romper as a beach cover-up or an everyday wear option, know what’s appropriate for which occasion. It’s acceptable to wear a flowing thin option as a beach cover up since everybody is in their bathing suits, but it’s not cute to wear this to the mall or a neighborhood BBQ. Showing up in a romper that is see through, very thin, and high enough to show our back assets is not a good look. Be mindful of your body parts, respect yourself and know your limits as to what type of rompers is appropriate for which occasion.
With these steps your introduction into the world of rompers will be narrow and focused. Try this trend for a trending, fast, and stylish look made for any body type (you just have to find the right one!) Happy Hunting!
Here are my favorite rompers! (I’m 5’3 for reference)
My styling clients often ask me what I suggest they should have in their wardrobe, and my first suggestion is always the plain white tee. Nothing special, nothing glamorous; being so simple and plain is the beauty of it. They are very versatile, stylish, simple, and easy to wear. Best of all, they can be found everywhere at every price point! They give you a blank canvas that you can choose to leave blank or dress up. When I need a fast, go to option, I always turn to my white tees that can be styled up in an instant with colored pants, ripped jeans, a cute handbag, or dainty jewelry.
It’s perfect for summer time giving you an effortless, crisp style, great for bbqs, casual dinner dates, or a day out with your friends. Finding that great white tee includes considering cut, quality, and price. I’ve gone through my fair share of plain white tees and have found that investing in a mid-high range price point is worth the splurge. Find a tee that is quality made, fits your body right, and one that you feel comfortable in. If you’re looking to add something simple and easy to give your wardrobe an update this summer, turn to the great white tee, no wardrobe can go wrong with that!
Here are some of my favorite tees:
Dressing up for any occasion is always fun for me. I’ll admit I’m one to alter what I wear depending on if I have my kids with me or not. Let’s be honest, having kids pull and tug and wiping their hands all over a $100 dress is not why I bought it. So instead, I leave those for special occasions. What better excuse to wear a cute dress than a girl’s trip to Napa! I knew I had the perfect dress for the occasion and couldn’t wait to style it.
This dress for Banana Republic can be day or nighttime appropriate. I knew I wanted to dress it down for the day activities, so I paired with my distressed denim vest, giving it a less formal look. Knowing that we would be walking around all day, I decided to wear my blue strappy sandals. I want to be comfortable, to explore the wineries around me, so I opted not to wear heels (although this look would look so cute with a pair of wedges). This time comfort won over style! Still I feel as if these sandals were stylish with the electric royal blue, making it different that any regular black pair.
With the sun shinning bright and a day full of wine tasting I knew I wanted to add my hat to the look. I love this rag and bone fedora hat; the look, the feel and fit are so stylish. Adding a hat to any look changes the whole outfit. In this case, the hat had both comfort and function, fitting suit perfectly for the occasion. I knew I would want a long strap cross body handbag to keep my hands free and able to hold the wine glass, or two when possible, lol! Complimenting the blue hues I had going on with my outfit, my Celine Nano fit the look just right, giving me a fashionably stylish look.
When dressing for any occasion, remember to think ahead at how and if what you are wearing will affect that day’s event. I was in love with this look and felt comfortable all day. It was the perfect outfit for a day with the girls, sipping on wine and looking stylish all at the same time!
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Summer time means short season! Turn up your short game by adding some prints in the mix. I found these pair from Banana Republic and picked it especially for the print. I’m not a print kind of gal, my shorts collection consist of the same hue of blues, blacks and denim for days. I noticed the trend of printed shorts while browsing the stores and decided to have a go at it! It’s something different and out of my comfort zone, but it’s also a nice change. Sometimes taking the risk can get you out of a rut and revamp your look.
I’m not always one to give in to all the trends, there’s just simple too many to keep up with. When I do, I make sure that it is something that I like and I’m not just doing it because other people are doing it. Remember two key things when trying new trends: Comfort and usage.
Comfort simple implies if you will be comfortable wearing the item. For instance, I’ve always been drawn to leopard prints. It looks so cute on others, but I know that I would not be comfortable wearing anything with that print. I would always be self-conscious and worried about how I looked. While I think that trend is cute, it simply is not for me. Usage, this simply means getting the most out of the item. If you think the item you are looking at is only seasonal and can only be used for a short amount of time, then to me it’s not worth it. I want to know that these shorts can be worn day, night, summer or winter. Keeping key piece that stick to the comfort and usage theory is the start to building a great and functional wardrobe.