One and done: Jumpsuits, rompers and overalls get a grown-up make-over
Some of our fave childhood wardrobe staples have made a major resurgence and we barely recognize them now that they are all grown-up and chic.
We’re talking about glam onesies — like tailored overalls, rompers and jumpsuits! In fact, jumpsuits have gotten so fancy-schmancy that they’ve become legitimate alternatives to gowns on red carpets for style-savvy A-listers like Zoe Saldana, Miranda Kerr and Vanessa Hudgens.
Unlike your elementary years, though, these pieces are expertly tailored and look especially dashing when paired with heels (rather than, you know, those jelly sandals that were once in heavy footwear rotation).
As we transition from summer to fall, here are some one-of-a-kind one pieces that your inner child will celebrate and your outer adult will look mighty fashionable in.
We’re spotting a few interpretations of the jumpsuit trend and they range from all-black and glam to colorful and bold. Meet us in the middle with this relaxed black jumper that’s a lil’ bit classic, a little bit bohemian. It’s all black with a burst of color and geometric design near the halter neck. We especially love this look with a pair of black pumps and a small crossbody bag in a bright color that coordinates with the pattern. nicole by Nicole Miller Sleveless Trimmed Jumpsuit, on sale for $47.99 (plus Cash Back), JCPenney.com
A close cousin to the jumpsuit, rompers are one pieces that feature shorts. We’re loving short shorts paired with long-sleeved tops for the summer-to-fall transition. Have fashion-forward fun with bold prints as we usher in the ultimate style season that is fall. The trick to pulling off a pattern that packs a lot of punch? Mix it with soft accessories — like a dainty necklace, nude heels or simple clutch. We’re loving this black-and-white boho-inspired bell-sleeved romper. AEO Bell Sleeve Romper, $49.95 (plus Cash Back), Ae.com
Remember the baggy denim overalls that you rocked while Kris Kross was making you jump, jump? Today’s overalls are a far cry from those 90’s-tastic outfits. They’re much more fitted and sometimes cropped mid calf. We’re loving the trend in dark denim, black or all-white. These white overalls have a modern update as they’re straight through the thigh and legs. Try pairing with a fitted striped T-shirt, or, for a fun juxtaposition, pair with a collared shirt and glitzy statement bib necklace. Add height with a pair of pumps. Women’s White Denim Overalls, on sale $29 (plus Cash Back), Oldnavy.com