You’d know, if you’re one of my Facebook page followers, that I recently bought this chambray jumpsuit. (Yes this one is chambray, rather than denim)
I’ve had it for a few weeks now, but really my intention is to wear it when it gets a bit warmer, given how light the fabric is and because I very much feel the cold, I don’t know that it would be warm enough for me, this time of year.
When I mentioned I’d bought it, I had a few people say they liked it, but had no idea how they’d wear it, so I thought I’d give you a few ideas by showing you some ways I might wear it (based on my style and my age) come spring.
TIP: I think the most flattering way to wear this jumpsuit is to show a hint of ankle (like so) and a heel. Certainly I will be wearing it with my flats but I know that it will always look better on me with heels on.
In the picture above I’ve styled the jumpsuit with a Gap striped tee, navy sandals from Seed Heritage and a tan leather bag I bought in Tuscany several years ago. (If you want to wear something underneath you’ll want something fitted. You don’t want anything that will add bulk to the mid-section)
Like everything I add to my wardrobe I want to be able to wear a piece in several different ways (those people I’ve worked with in the past will recall my challenge to wear each piece they have in at least 5 different ways) for various occasions. For example, in the picture above I might be meeting a friend for coffee and in the picture below I may be shopping with a client.
(Above) Jumpsuit styled with orange espadrilles from Zomp and clutch (which also has a strap and can be worn across the body) from Seed Heritage (teen section). I might also add a pair of gold hoop earrings and a chunky gold watch.
In the image below I’ve styled the suit in a way that I might be going out for lunch or dinner perhaps. Wearing it this way feels a little bit 70′s – which I like a lot.
Shoes are on sale here at the moment and the bag was a little D.I.Y. project here
Below is how I’d wear the jumpsuit if I was going out at night to a bar or casual restaurant. I know I’ve added the necklace but the more I look at the picture the more I think I would probably just wear the heels and carry a clutch. I like to keep things very simple when I go out in the evening. The necklace might be a bit much for me in this case. I’d probably be more inclined to wear one or two fine gold necklaces. (I’ll have to have a try-on and see how it feels)
Shoes are from Jean Michel-Cazabat and the necklace is from Lovisa
Again, a casual shopping, lunching, etc, outfit.
Shoes are from Zomp, necklace from Seed Heritage and the french market basket is from Provincial Living.
And finally, probably the way I envisage wearing the jumpsuit the most - simply throwing it on and working at home or doing some post office runs or grocery shopping or wandering to the park to eat my lunch. I see the jumpsuit as being an easy, comfy piece that I can wear instead of slothing around in a daggy old tracksuit. * This look, for me, would need some of my favourite tangerine lippy to feminise it, just so I don’t feel like I work as a mechanic.
Asics sneakers and Rayban sunglasses.
..and while I haven’t shown it in the pictures, I’d also do an ankle boot, a cute little colored loafer like these and play around with alternate belts.
You can buy this chambray jumpsuit from Mix Apparel here for $29.
*Keep in mind that this item is quite cheap and that realistically it will probably not last for years and years. But that’s ok. That’s why I was happy to only spend this amount on it. It’s a piece that is “trendy” at the moment and might be outdated as soon as next year. My philosophy is to invest my money on classic pieces that last me years and years (like the tan leather handbag above that I bought seven years ago) and save my money on pieces that might be a fleeting fashion phase – but I still want to experiment and have some fun with.
You can get some more ideas for how to wear a denim/chambray jumpsuit here
**I bought the jumpsuit myself. (ie I wasn’t gifted it or paid to write this post) I just like it!
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