FACT: A CLASSIC JUMPSUIT GOES A LONG WAY
Most of us know and love Zara for fast fashion and affordable knock-offs of our favourite trends, but some of my most beloved classic wardrobe staples have been found here as well - [enter wool grey jump suit].. I have never been drawn to jumpsuits and found them to be short in the rise 90% of the time (I am 5'7), but after it caught my eye and my mind started racing with all the different ways I could wear it, I could not resist! I love the neutral grey, and I can wear it all year long. More and more I find myself migrating towards purchases and trends that are season-less, and love thinking of different ways to transition the pieces in my wardrobe. See 4 ways I like to style my sleeveless jumpsuit below!
1. PUT A BOW ON IT
So simple. This jumpsuit went from plain to pretty in a matter of seconds! I love how a bow adds instant femininity to absolutely anything, and there are several ways you can tie the bow: loose and low, tight to the neck, front, side, AND if you opt for hair up, try tying it in the back! I made my bow using a plain black skinny scarf from ASOS.
Shop it here on ASOS: http://ow.ly/ZQS9308d5WT
2. THE FIGURATIVE LACE UP
There is always something sexy about lace. It's the tease of all fabrics - like, "yes I am fully clothed but you can kind of still see all my naked skin". I layered a long sleeved lace top underneath to jazz up this basic jumpsuit for dinner. Lace, as bows do, instantly make me feel more feminine. I threw a lace choker on over the high-neck of the jumpsuit to tie it all together. And as always, ankle boots!
3. BLAZE IT UP
Va-va velvet! I bought this velvet blazer at a vintage store on Queen Street West on a day that now feels like decades ago now. I've loved it every day since. Its professional with personality and looks good over just about anything. To me, a solid black blazer is a wardrobe staple (velvet or not), and although this one was a steal, it's something worth splurging on! Man Repeller often does really great pieces about how many coffees and lunches out you have to skip to be able to afford things like $750 dollar blazers. Great read to train yourself to stop justifying those $7 lattes.
4. WARM IT UP
And then sometimes you just need an extra layer of cozy during the hard (cold) times. My go-to this season has been the turtleneck, but any type of chunk cozy knit works here! I love how a sweater can automatically transform the entire look by making the jumpsuit appear to be high waisted pants. Versatility at its finest.