Sometimes the real secret to successfully accessorizing a jumpsuit is to not accessorize at all.
What questions should you ask yourself before you decide to go with the belt, statement necklace, a hat, socks, etc?
First and foremost, functionality!
Is it cold out? Fine, go with the scarf and leather jacket.
Is it raining? No worries, wear the hat and grab and umbrella.
Is it hot? Then bring a squirt bottle fan and wear waterproof mascara!
Once you’ve considered the weather and environment you’ll be occupying for the day, then you can move on to the necessary things … Shoes!
Are you dressing for a casual day or event? Then dress down a nicer jumpsuit with a pair of Chucks. Or dress up a slouching, simple jumpsuit with a pair of wedges.
Is it a fancy event? Then consider a few things!
- How is the waist of the jumpsuit?
- Is there a structure statement? Example: Exposed back, dramatic sleeves or pants, detailed print, etc?
All of these questions will help lead you in the right direction. Below are a few examples of successful outcomes after considering the questions above!
This simple black jumpsuit is accented perfectly with a belt. There was no structural focal point so the addition of the belt to draw the eye to the waste while subtly leading the eye up with the simple necklace makes this a well balanced look. The styling of the hair is the perfect finishing touch as well.
The velvet texture of this jumpsuit could be easily paired with some black pumps and a red blazer for a holiday party but the juxtaposition of a casual linen jacket with platform flats gives a whole new life to this jumpsuit.
A perfect example of a jumpsuit that you could easily wear with a pair of Vans or Birkenstocks for a quick grocery store run but adding a great statement leather jacket with a classic pair of pumps takes this casual look from running errands to commanding attention during a night on the town!
And finally, my favorite reason for a jumpsuit’s sheer existence…structure! Finding one that doesn’t need a single accessory is the purity and beauty of why a jumpsuit should even be worn. This is a great example of a well balanced, uniquely structured piece that can look amazing with any type of shoe. In this case it’s paired with statement earrings, and I don’t hate it–but the thing that I love about this jumpsuit, is that it doesn’t even need them!
These are just a few inspiring examples of how to go farther with jumpsuits you may already own or what to look for and consider when buying one!
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Kasper Woldtvedt - Fashion Engagement Manager, Hanger.io Kasper leads fashion engagement and fashion-related business development initiatives for Hanger. She attends events all around the world, ready to pick the brains of fashionistas, creatives, entrepreneurs, and business owners to see how the Hanger platform can support their efforts. In her free time you can find her at a local music venue or eating a burrito.
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