The jumpsuit can be quite tricky to wear because the wrong color and silhouette may turn you into the office janitor; despite being a consistent trend in the past five years, many women tend to stay away from it in general.
But we say you can’t win if you always play it safe, and luckily, we’re feeling generous enough to give you five reasons as to why you should befriend jumpsuits during your office hours.
1. You can go with one color and still look fantastic
This is a usual sight on a work morning – you press the snooze button five times, finally, get up and scurry off to your closet, only to find yourself staring blankly at the sea of colors and patterns before you.
A good jumpsuit will excuse you from those mornings when you’re too brain dead to think about how you’ll match that top with the right bottom.
Eraclia rocks a green jumpsuit with Mary Jane heels
A monotone jumpsuit will set the ground for easier outfit decisions by finishing your look with elements in varying hues of the same color.
To ground the look, throw on your trusty black or white blazer, and polish off with gold or silver accessories.
Shop Eraclia of Attitude Unique’s look. Her blog is unfortunately no longer available online:
Jo No Fui Bright Jumpsuit, $845.75 / Balmain Structured Blazer, $1,931.40 / Valentino Rockstud Matte Leather Kitten Heels, £600 / Ted Baker London Women’s Green Tropical Dove Print Clutch Bag, £78.99 / White House Black Market White Crystal Fabric Bib Necklace, $98 / Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer, $25 / Marc Jacobs Retro Square Sunglasses, $340
2. You can go straight to your dinner party
For the workaholics who don’t have much time in between office hours and dinner dates, or those who are too busy to plan two outfits for the day, the jumpsuit is the perfect day-to-night item to grab from your closet.
Malena is ready for work in a perfect day-to-night jumpsuit
Make the jumpsuit office-appropriate by layering it with a blazer or cardigan and some minimal jewelry.
Come nightfall, shed the second layer, smack on some lipstick, and a bit of tousled hair, and you’re out the office doors.
Shop Malena of Fashion Container‘s look:
New Look Parisian Pink Lace Scalloped Collar Wrap Jumpsuit, £29.99 / Miss Selfridge Ponte Blazer in Raspberry, £39 / Linda Farrow Luxe Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses, $596.52 / Topshop High Heel Sandals by Kurt Geiger, £295 / Saint Laurent Shoulder Bag, $655.91 / ModCloth Brighten It Up Necklace, $19.99 / NARS Guy Bourdin Nail Polish Collection, £14.50
3. It’s efficient
If you’re not too keen on the one-tone look, combination jumpsuits will make you change your mind.
Combination jumpsuits are just like having a top-and-bottom set pre-styled for you – all you have to do is slip yourself into it and accessorize.
Adriana looks professional in a combination jumpsuit and sandals
However, be a bit cautious about picking out a silhouette. You don’t want to end up in a skin-tight jumpsuit, or one that accentuates in all the wrong places.
Shop Adriana of The Androgyny‘s look:
Zuhair Murad Combination Lace Jumpsuit, £ 2,125 / Sly 010 Open Glam Black Blazer with Padded Shoulders, €599 / Ruthie Davis Metallic Triple-Strap Sandal in Rose Gold, $798 / D’Yach 10k Rose Gold Morganite and 1/5ct TDW Diamond Stud Earrings, $246.99 / Jimmy Choo Sweetie Rose Gold Glitter Clutch, $652 / Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 3-Row Bracelet, $128
4. You can put those dramatic belts to good use
Fashionistas who absolutely love their I’m-the-CEO power belts will find that the jumpsuit is the perfect canvas to wear them on.
Katia looks ready to rule the office in a black and white jumpsuit
Opt for a white or black jumpsuit and bring out that gold Samantha Jones belt that you’ve been stashing in your closet. This look is perfect for those daunting male-dominated board meetings.
Shop Katia of Bewolf‘s look:
Topshop Limited Edition Tailored Jumpsuit With Sweetheart Neckline by Rare, £59 / Tomasz Starzewski Blazer, $ 1,549 / Balmain Embellished Patent-Leather Belt, $3,016 / Sophia Webster Coco Pointed Leather Pumps, £295 / Jimmy Choo Charlize Sand Shimmer Suede Clutch Bag, €895 / Gala Gold Teardrop Earrings, $275 / Valentino Black Acrylic Oversized Sunglasses, $195
5. You have more reason to stock up on printed blazers and candy heels
If you’re a print-and-color-aholic (don’t worry, you’re not the only one), jumpsuits are the perfect excuse to go all out on your styling passion at your workplace.
Helena looks like the CEO of a cool company in a monotone jumpsuit
Break a single-toned jumpsuit down by integrating a patterned blazer and colored heels into the outfit. Play around with your jewelry to go from a fun look to utter sophistication.
Shop Helena of Mi Aventura Con La Moda‘s look:
Michael by Michael Kors Crossover Loose Fit Jumpsuit, $232.55 / Kilian Kerner Senses Sailing Print Blazer, £149 / Valentino New Plain Leather Pumps, $675 / Stella McCartney Envelope Clutch, $770 / Mood Online Exclusive Chunky Gold Chain Necklace, £15 / Guess Gold Coloured Multi Bead Charm Bracelet, £50 / Butter London Nail Lacquer in Pimms, $15