To start things off I have to say, I love rompers. I would wear them everyday if I could (although this might become a bit impractical in winter!). A good romper is a good life hack--you will be just as comfy as if you're wearing lounge clothes, but the dress-like appearance of the romper will make you look more put together than if you hit the streets in sweats. Example of this, I was waiting in line at the grocery store the other day sans shower, make-up, deodorant (let's be honest), hair in a messy bun, but wearing a romper. The lady behind me commented on how nice I looked and asked if I was headed out for the night. Anything that can be such a lazy look yet hide the lack of effort is worth your investment!
Not that you even have to invest much to get a perfect romper that goes with everything. This olive green romper I'm wearing in the pics above is from Urban Outfitters and was under $60 when I bought it last summer. It is still one of my absolute favorite pieces in my closet--here's why.
1. The color. This shade of green really works as a neutral. In my experience if an item of clothing will work with shades of black, tan, white, gold OR silver it is a go. This means you can make the color work with so many different looks.
2. Which leads me to my next point: versatile cut and style. This romper does a perfect balance of style and sexiness. The neckline is high which adds class, but it is very short and (you can't see this in the pictures) it has an open back. Cover up with a light cardigan and wear heels for a nice dinner out or rock the open back with flats for a fun day time look. An elegant cut yet still fun piece is the launching point for a romper you'll reach for over and over.
3. It's SO comfortable. At the end of the day, we have to be honest with ourselves--if an item of clothing isn't comfortable, we aren't going to wear it often. When you're looking for a romper that will be your go-to, it needs to be super comfy. In the case of my romper, the neck tie makes an adjustable fit, and the fabric couldn't be more amazing. It is super soft and very light, making it perfect for these brutally hot summer days.
If you follow these three guidelines when shopping (for anything really) you will have a piece that will be on heavy rotation in your closet that always creates fabulous looks. Who doesn't want that? For me, this Urban Outfitters romper is one I can really count on to pull out and look great every time, no matter the occasion.
Photos: My Dad (lol), and Lauren Keefer <3
Locations: Aspen, CO (cardigan look), Lawrence, KS (graffiti wall)
Romper: Urban Outfitters SOLD OUT :( But super similar style on sale and I will link other options below!