A Patterned Jumpsuit Styled for Late Summer Through Fall
Hi friends! Today, I just want to take a little break from thinking about smokey skies, the election and COVID-19 and just focus on fashion. Are you with me? In my What’s Up September post I shared that I recently used my Anthropologie birthday discount as an excuse to do a little shopping. I went to specifically look for something that would infuse a little dose of fall into my wardrobe. It needed to be comfortable enough to wear during the hot weather that persists, but also be able to wear with layers once temperatures finally cool.
This jumpsuit caught my eye immediately because the vibrant print and rich colors reminded me of fall . The fact that it is sleeveless, lightweight, breezy, and slightly cropped made it appealing to wear when temps are high. Upon closer inspection, the bra friendly straps, cinched waist and machine washable fabric made it even more irresistible. I could also immediately imagine layering a baby tee underneath to help make this a multi-seasonal jumpsuit.
This jumpsuit is available in both petite and regular lengths. I found the petite to be best for my 5’4 height so that I could wear it slightly cropped. Due to the cuff at the bottom of this jumpsuit it would be more difficult to alter the length. I have a slender torso which can sometimes cause sleeveless styles to gape under my arms. The top of this jumpsuit was nice and slim in contrast to the wide, flowy bottom so that it didn’t feel at all sloppy when I put it on.
Sunny Day to Night Styles
This jumpsuit can easily go from day to night or casual to dressy. It looks equally great paired with flat sandals, a block heel, closed toed mules or white tennis. It is also easy to change up the look by putting the focus on different colors within the print each time you wear it. I prefer a more fitted, cropped layer on the top. When I played around with wearing a oversized cardigan or a utility jacket with a longer hem, I felt a dwarfed by the amount of fabric. A slim fitting leather jacket in black or burnt sienna would be another great option to layer over this jumpsuit.
It’s All In the details
The cinched waist, contrast trim and cute button hole closure are the extra details that add to this jumpsuits appeal.
Tip: fabric ties can get easily wrinkled when washed. Before you pull out your iron, place one end of the fabric tie in the clamp of your curling iron and pull the tie through until you reach the opposite end. The result will be a crisp, flat strip of fabric ready to be tied in a neat bow.
A Cool Fall Day
A long sleeve or short sleeve top cut close to the body is the perfect solution for making this jumpsuit multi-seasonal. This baby tee is a great layering piece for fall. It looks cute on its own or layered under long sleeve shirts and sweaters. It isn’t so short that my belly peaks out, but short enough to hit the perfect, leg lengthening spot when wearing high-waisted pants. I like that the ruffle edge trim adds a little something extra. It comes in two colors, black and ivory. I found this baby tee to be true to size when I tried it on, but I sized up because it is cotton and I was concerned about shrinkage.
For this fall look I paired it with black mules (currently on sale for $39.90). They make a great transitional shoe from summer to fall because although they have a closed toe, they give your foot a little more breathing room than a flat or bootie. I like that this mule is cut at an angle instead of crossing straight the arch of my foot. That and the pointed toe gives a more elongating look to my legs.
All Day On the Go
These sneakers give the jumpsuit a more casual daytime look. The leather easily wipes clean in comparison to similar canvas styles. Comfy shoes and a big tote are the answer for a day full of errands. The large tote allows you to tuck away small purchase when you forget your reusable bags in the trunk.
I love writing this type of post because it gives me an excuse to play dress up using the items in my closet to come up with different outfit combinations to wear in the coming months. My biggest goal in sharing outfits here is not that you run out and buy something new (although this jumpsuit is on super sale for $34.97), but you are inspired to wear something you already own in a new way that you might not have have initially thought about when you made the purchase. Challenging myself to never wear an outfit the same way twice makes getting ready for the day so much more fun. It also makes me more intentional about what I buy because I want to make an item worth the money and not just a one-off.
Is there an item in your closet that you are struggling to find different ways to wear? Let me know what it is in the comments. I would love the challenge of finding a new way to help you wear it.