The question of whether wearing shorts or rompers after Summer is “appropriate” is one I get often. Where you live and the severity of your cold weather months obviously plays a part in the answer, however I am an advocate for showing a little bit of leg year round. There’s a way to do it, especially in these transitional weather months, that just works.
I had my Summer go to romper and as I pack it away for next year (because it’s from my collection so of course it will still work next year), I am excited to welcome my Fall go to romper.
What makes this THE one for me this Fall is that it hits on three key trends this season:
- It sits off shoulder. Bare shoulders are still very much a thing!
- It has bell Sleeves. Drama at the sleeves is a growing trend.
- It features a plunging back neckline. Take it to the next level by layering a bralette under it.
This brings me to my next key point. If you decide to add a romper to your Fall/Winter wardrobe, ask yourself the following questions:
- Does it hit on at least one trend of the season?
- Is the fabric and color one that does NOT yell summer? … For example, a hot yellow lace romper is an obvious NO.
- Will it look good with Fall/Winter shoes? … Open toe shoes are an obvious NO.
Once you have found the one, here are some tips to style it for those cooler weather months.
- Layer over it! A cute bomber jacket, a big chunky sweater, or a blazer will make it a perfect for Fall.
- Wear it with boots or tights and booties. If your legs are covered, whether it be from boots or tights, it will look perfect and fashion forward for the season.
- Accessorize it for Fall/Winter, such as wearing a scarf, hat, or in trend jewelry for the season. Not only do I love to wear my Bell Sleeve Romper with over the knee suede boots, I top it off with this season’s hottest necklace, the tassel chocker. That makes it current and suitable for Fall.
So there you have it! If you’ve been thinking about it, I hope you’re inspired to give the romper a go in these cooler transitional weather months. And if you’re still iffy, try it, and pack a sweater..a really long sweater, just in case;)