How To Wear A Romper This Fall

Wearing the Bell Sleeve Romper

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:

  1.  It sits off shoulder. Bare shoulders are still very much a thing!
  2.  It has bell Sleeves. Drama at the sleeves is a growing trend.
  3.  It features a plunging back neckline. Take it to the next level by layering a bralette under it.
Off shoulder, bell sleeve trend.


Plunging back trend.


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:

  1. Does it hit on at least one trend of the season?
  2. Is the fabric and color one that does NOT yell summer? … For example, a hot yellow lace romper is an obvious NO.
  3. Will it look good with Fall/Winter shoes? … Open toe shoes are an obvious NO.
Wear with over the knee boots for a Fall edge.


Once you have found the one, here are some tips to style it for those cooler weather months.

  1. Layer over it! A cute bomber jacket, a big chunky sweater, or a blazer will make it a perfect for Fall.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Chokers are a MUST have.

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;)

Salwa Owens

Founder and Editor in Chief

Salwa Owens is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The SO Edit. Fashion designer and entrepreneur, Owens is recognized in Denver as 5280 Magazine’s Choice for 2016 Top Fashion Designer and has recently been featured in British VOGUE. With the mission statement of empowering women through the joy of fashion as a leading force, Owens launched The SO Edit to further empower women by enhancing their lives in areas beyond just fashion. To learn more about Salwa Owens and her fashion label, please visit

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