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Follow me through this scenario. You go to a store to look for a cute shirt to wear with a skirt, but can’t seem to find one. You pass by hundreds of crop tops and rompers, but that’s not what you want. Moreover, the rompers are all cute, but they are little on the shorter side and you are just focused on finding a shirt. You leave the store disappointed and empty handed. The problem? Restriction. For you have grown to believe to strongly in the name of an item being its sole purpose.
Let’s rewind for a second. The rompers you passed by are what? A unit of clothing with a top and bottom part. Okay that seems simple enough. Now let’s say that you like the top part of a romper, but not its bottom. When you put a skirt on will you see the bottom part? Of course the skirt would need to be more of a flare style, so that the outline of the romper doesn’t show. Or if the romper has a tighter fit you may be able to wear it with a straight/pencil skirt. This is repurposing. It is not always that an article of clothing needs to be worn solely as it was purposed for. Let’s say the situation is the opposite, you like the bottom part of a romper, but not the top. If you throw an over sized or box cut style of a crop top that hits at the waistband of the romper then you have a new style.
Tips for re-purposing rompers:
- If you want to add a skirt onto a romper I recommend using a high waisted skirt because rompers waistbands are usually placed higher than other types of clothing. This way the romper won’t look awkward with the skirt.
- Spandex rompers can go under more fitted skirts and flared skirts, but rompers that flare more at the bottom go best with flare skirts.
- For the skirt material try to use one that doesn’t cling to you to avoid the outline of the romper bottoms from showing.
- Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and fabrics.
When your thoughts are dark
When they attack
The one thing you crave
Is the light
For with it you can win
In it you can fight
Yet it comes back
Taunting you in the silence
Taunting you in the dark
For seven years I dreaded it
Flinched at it
Screamed from within
But here I am
Still fighting that fight
For to stop
Is to say that I am too weak
To control it; to control them
The laugh of her face
The smile in her hair
These are the things
That have always been there
Yet she says no
She says they are flaws
Yet how can something
That makes all smile
That makes all laugh
That makes all happy at its sight
Be a flaw?
Look outside your window. Even if you only see one tree or one flower you are looking at nature; you are looking at something that can inspire you. Nature is constantly changing, but it always retains its beauty. It is also the one thing that I love to look at when I get stuck making an outfit. Each plant is a separate piece of nature, but when several of these pieces come together they form one unit. And the same should be true of the outfits you create. Each article of clothing should be able to stand alone and be a strong part of the outfit as a whole.
A flower as inspiration:
A flower gives a very feminine feel because of its soft petals and its bright color. Moreover it dances in the wind and bathes in the sun. Look at your favorite flower and write down the words that pop into your head. Then look at your closet and look for clothes with soft colors and lighter fabrics. Maybe a high waisted chiffon skirt that flows in the wind paired with a light colored crop top. Keep the jewelry simple and try to stay away from harsh metallic colors. As for shoes, look for something that isn’t chunky or too dark in color. Maybe you see a flower as something that is guarding its strength within its petals, so you make an outfit that has unique cuts and mystery in it. Nevertheless you allowed a flower to inspire you.
“Our world has several different layers of beauty, all you have to do is look close enough.”
Rompers are the current Summer fashion trend for good reasons. They are comfy and cute. Moreover they are compact, so they are great for people who travel alot and want to pack light. However because they are an entire outfit in one piece of clothing it becomes hard to find ways to accessorize it. But don’t get frustrated because this post is going to help you!
Accessorize with a blazer:
If you are looking to dress up a romper, but still look cute a blazer is what you are looking for. Most rompers hit people at the upper thigh, so your blazer should be long enough to hit at the same area. This will allow you to keep the rompers shape and fluidity. A shorter jacket looks choppy with a romper.
Go for lightweight fabrics and avoid thick leather. Thick leathers tend to look harsh when paired with rompers that have soft fabrics. If you do want to wear a jacket with leather choose a lighter leather.
Add a cardigan:
If you want to accessorize a romper, but not dress it up then try pairing it with a lightweight cardigan. For example a lace cardigan or a crochet cardigan looks great with romper. They flow in the breeze because of how loose they are, so they match the fluidity of the romper. Also crochet and lace cardigans allow the pattern on the romper to be seen unlike a blazer that covers it up.
Add a heel, add some height:
With a flowy romper your upper body will look a little wider, so to make your body look balanced you want a shoe that is narrower. Strappy heels that are open toed or Pointy heels look great with Rompers. I would avoid bulky shoes like ankle boots that add width to your legs. If you want to wear a thicker heeled shoes try to find one with an ankle strap. Ankle straps help your ankles look smaller and balances out well with the thicker heel.
For wider necklines:
Several rompers are off the shoulder and although this can add width and structure to your shoulders it can also make you look wider on top. To counterbalance this you want a necklace that stays closer to your neck like a choker. These necklaces add length to your neck and make your neck look more narrower, so that your shoulders look smaller.