I have a thing for jumpsuits... Which is odd, seeing as the look, done wrong, can make anyone look like a babygro-ed toddler... For instance, if you try wearing one which is fitted at the ankles with trainers, then you are pretty close to toddler look territory, just saying... Also let's not forget the undeniable awkwardness of going to the bathroom when you are wearing one (my advice: drink little, so as to minimise the need to visit the loo). But, if you are able to look beyond the evident perils of a jumpsuit, then you will see, like me, that it is the perfect hybrid between a dress and trousers.
Like a dress, a jumpsuit takes away the need to think through matching separates, it's a perfect one piece outfit on its own, and can be accessorized up or down depending on the occasion. But, like trousers, a jumpsuit is a little more practical and easy to maneuver than a dress. Obviously if you've been following me a while you also know that I adore culottes, so of course this jumpsuit, with its wide legs and the shorter hemline, was a foregone conclusion. And, by the way, the denim cotton is super light, unlike some other denim jumpsuits and boiler suits I've seen, so it's perfect for warm Summer days.
It also looks quite neat underneath an aran jumper, so I am sure you will see it here when the cold returns to London, which can't be too long now... we've had two weeks of uninterrupted good weather after all and as you know I love Autumn so I for one can't wait!
The simplicity of a jumpsuit means you only need shoes and a bag and you're ready to go... I have confessed to my obsession with block heel sandals recently, so practical for my new life of running around everywhere (in this particular occasion, to lunch with a friend, it's my new kind of busy, for this month at least). I love these, they are super light despite the block heel, and the ghillie detail is very now...
I finished it all off with my cream baby Marcie, a bag I usually reserve for outings with Little Monsieur and Little Madame (I love the hands free approach when I'm with them) but they are currently on vacation with my in-laws so it was just little old me for lunch... but still this bag looked good on the blue of the jumpsuit. And I tried wearing it on the shoulder rather than across the body, for a little change...
So, what do you think: denim jumpsuit? Yay or nay?
Before I go, here are the details for today's outfit:
- Denim belted jumpsuit, Club Monaco
- Cross-body mini Marcie bag, Chloé
- Tan suede sandals with ghillie lacing detail, Dune
- Tortoiseshell style sunglasses, Céline