When it comes to utilitarian summer staples, nothing compares to the romper. The perfect marriage of fashion and function, nothing’s easier than pulling on a one-piece, adding a few accessories, and slipping on a favorite pair of shoes before jetting out the door. But, we’d be remiss if we didn’t admit that sometimes this easy breezy piece completely confounds us. Is it closer to shorts? A dress? Can I wear it to work? So we’re tackling this clothing conundrum and showing you how to wear a rompter for the office and the weekend.
+ Naturally, we asked one of our ModEmployees, Jordyn, a Merchandising Assistant in our Pittsburgh office, to model. Check out the looks below, and let us know in the comments which closet staple continues to confuse you.
Wear to work: If you work in a more casual setting, a skirt-like romper can easily be dressed up for your 9-to-5. A polka-dot cardigan plays off the black and white print of this breezy piece and keeps you covered, just in case the AC gets out of hand. Bold red accessories, like a laptop-ready handbag, act as a focal point and help to break up this pattern-heavy look.
Wear for weekend: Rompers bring “weekend casual” to a whole ‘nother level. For a day spent browsing the farmer’s market or hunting for antiques, this floral one-piece couldn’t be more perfect. We added sturdy boots (because you never know what the weekend will bring), and a contrasting headband to keep fly-aways at bay. An eye-catching necklace is lightweight and adds enough “oomph” to the look, nixing the need for piled-on accessories.