Back at the beginning of the year, I spoke about wanting to concentrate on the basics of blogging. Tone it down, stick to what I do best, just remain typically authentic – and if today’s chatting-non-stop-about-fashion post doesn’t stick to that consensus then I don’t know what will. Jumpsuits. My holy grail. My secret to nailing a killer outfit come rain or shine, casj or preened, quirky or simple; an all in one really does broaden the horizon in the sartorial storybook. Anyone who knows me will know how much I rely on jumpsuits to feel like I’ve captured the canvas of my style personality in just one solid zip up or fasten of a few buttons! I feel like it’s a topic in which I could ace an exam in. In fact, I could candidly talk about why they’re my favourite outfit choice no matter what the occasion for as long as my rambles would take me. So, with my summer holiday approaching I wanted to rave about them to an even bigger extent.
When I start my vacay shopping I instantly head to the jumpsuit and playsuit section because A) it’s my precedence and B) I know that’s what I’ll feel most comfortable and kick ass in. To me, a holiday playsuit is the answer to all suitcase loading challenges – light and airy, roomy but snug, and most importantly varied and versatile. From bold, edgy prints, vibrant all-over-colour, typical summery themes, and of course a diverse range of lengths, cuts, and patterns to suit your everyday and evening options. They have everything your tastes require!
First up in my trio of stellar staples is Warehouse‘s own polka dot number. I am living for polka dots right now, my entire holiday wardrobe is bordering on being all polka dot but I have absolutely no regrets.
There’s two pros here – a classic, modish silhouette that you never have to fear going out of style, and a lounge wide leg culotte to give your legs the freedom they need. The cinched waist and tie bow detailing means it’s flattering enough to rock with a pair of dressy heels and a clutch but works just as well as a laid back look. I went for a pair of flatforms and resin shaped earrings to create those ultra retro vibes and damn, did it work a treat. Effortless, comfortable, and easy to style – it’s the perfect jumpsuit to wear simultaneously on where your mind, your plans, and your summer destination takes you.
Secondly we have this gorgeous Missguided piece that just screams holiday. Palm tree print is an essential for those Club Tropicana vibes – stood beside the pool beneath the shadowy backdrops knowing full well you can make an entrance despite being slightly on the crisp side.
When I first saw this jumpsuit I thought sipping on cocktails on a glorious evening, strutting down the cultured streets with nothing but carefree smiles, and of course getting dolled up after a day of slobbing around in swimwear and dare say it… sweat. I paired this luxe garb with orange accessories – some pom pom earrings and timeless pointed block heels – to emphasise the boldness and the colour scheme. A glowing, golden tan would bring out the green hues and the low cut would allow you to show it off as much as you want. The elongating leg and the soft, breezy material is the final bonus to a jumpsuit that I don’t think you’d ever get bored of wearing!
Finally, we have a bandeau beauty that I’m fully certain is my soulmate. I ‘bobbed’ into New Look the other day and ended up falling in love which sounds about right for my clothing self control. Of course, I ended up buying it with my 20% birthday discount code, and specifically for my birthday shenanigans, and I can only describe it as the jumpsuit of my heavenly dreams. You bet it’s going everywhere with me from now on!
The contemporary gold double button is pure basic tailoring but though it doesn’t look much, it is the ultimate key to project glam – along with the basic black shade that can never fault you. It’s the sort of jumpsuit that you step in, fasten up, and instantly feel sexy in. It fits like an absolute glove, dipping in at the waist and then wavering out on the leg line meaning it lengthens the torso and makes you appear so much taller and slender.
Black isn’t your atypical colour to take abroad with you but for this it has to be an exception. I don’t think I’ve ever adored an article of clothing so much! I transformed from an insecure mouse to a solid sassy gal ready to partaaay in ten seconds – and it’s only going to be the same on a night out away when you have that excuse to go all out and feel your finest. The bandeau style and stretch fit allows your skin to breathe so you won’t be too hot (at least on the temperature scale) and it’s enough to take you all through the night – from food, to drinks, to watching your step as you roll in, in the early hours.
To take away from the all black I opted for a red ensemble – the most stunning shoes (that are a real Miu Miu dupe) and my trusty ball drop earrings. Couple up with a ruby red lip and you’re channelling your inner diva whilst winning from head to toe!
So, there you have it. Three jumpsuit designs for three separate summer occasions. Through the day, the early evening, and nighttime. Like I said, the optimal choice that is guaranteed to never let you down, no matter how you decide to delve into dressing!
Are you a jumpsuit worshipper?
*This is a collaborative post but all writing/opinions are my own
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