You bought it for your spring vacation. You wore it with nomad sandals and a trilby, felt terribly fashionable as you limboed your way through an ocean of pina coladas and margaritas, and now you wonder how your new acquisition is going to fit into your home-sweet-Huntsville wardrobe. No matter how much fun you had away it’s time to come home and your romper is coming with you. So how can you avoid shoving this new article of clothing into the back of your closet until your next tropical escapade?
Let’s start by introducing it to some everyday wardrobe staples. Cardigans and even blazers can bring it from Carnival Cruise to Saturday brunch at Shea’s Express. Fun accessories that dress it up and rock it out can take you to dinner and a movie at Bridge Street or even a night on the town.
A tailored romper or playsuit in a neutral color is the most versatile, but if you weren’t thinking ahead, so much as impulse buying the perfect resort combo (see trilby and nomads) you can still transition it by adding some of 2010’s hottest warm weather accessories. Here are a few ideas for integrating a romper into your S/S 2010 line up. Even a more conservative soul can make it work with the right complementing pieces. So whether your style is downtown, uptown or even boho, there is a way to fit this functional piece into your wardrobe.
Basic black is the most versatile color for a romper. It can be styled easily with any of the accessories featured in this article. But for the looks below try bohemian accessories for day or add glam pieces to dress it up for a night out.
1. Silence and Noise Slub Jumper
2. Outlaw Clutch
3. Stained Glass Cuff
4. Embossed Leather Belt
5. Gladiator Sandal
6. Knitted Fringe Shrug
7. Tube Elephe Snake Clutch
8. Killer Queen Buckled Suede Booties
A patterned romper in bright summery colors colors can take you strolling on a sunny day and also be dressed up enough to have elegant, grown-up appeal. Bright accessories are very of the moment and give a fun youthful finish to this floral romper. The same basic piece can go to luncheon with the addition of a summery blazer, a ladylike clutch and killer, but subdued nude heels.
1. Floral Ruffle Front Romper
2. Iconic B&L Pop Bolt Bangles
3. Poppie Jones Crossbody Bag
4. Woven Ankle Braid Sandal
5. Washed Blazer
6. Suede and Leather Clutch
7. Open Toe Slingback Pump
Dressed up or dressed down at a variety of price points, rompers are a fun addtion to your wardrobe. If you haven’t introduced one of these fabulous pieces to your S/S 2010 line up, here are a few ideas of what’s out there.
You can find some of these items in Huntsville area stores. Follow the links to find out more, and don’t forget to check your local boutiques for rompers and unique accessories.
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