06 Jul Over 40 : Wearing a Romper
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We stayed at home, had a great dinner, drinks, and worked to keep our little girl, Truffles, calm. ( If you have yet to read my blog: Truffles is shih tzu as it would be a silly name for a little girl!)
Today I am wearing a shorts romper. Perhaps there are discussions on the internet about the inappropriate nature of wearing said garment over 40, but I don’t usually listen to those “rules” and just wear what I feel comfortable or confident in wearing.
I do remember the last time I wore a romper was probably around 20, and I don’t think I felt comfortable then. But as time goes on, sometimes we feel more comfortable in ourselves, and I remember seeing a romper on Nora of Jacket Society, from the Loft, that I really liked. A smart black and white patterned number, she added bright pink blazer to the look, it looked great.
I think to wear a romper 40+, one has to decide what length they feel comfortable with. There are plenty of rompers out there with shorter shorts, and ones such as this were the shorts are a little longer, making it more comfortable for many ladies. Styling the romper can be fun, and made casual with sandals, espradrilles, slide sandals, pointed flats depending on what look you are going for. I mention later that I would dress this up with a fitted blazer, perhaps white or olive, perhaps add some multilayered strands/chains for a necklace. Plenty of ways to style if you want to look more dressed up. Casually, this is not far from what one would wear if they wore sepe
rates, shorts and a tank/cami. If you like longer lengths, I would go with a romper with perhaps longer shorts or try a jumper. Experiment! It is often fun to try things out of one’s comfort zone.
I am wearing this rust patterned romper from H & M, as when I first saw it , I decided to add more earthy colors, ( olive greens, rust, gold, brown) in my closet, and the unique pattern appealed to me. If one typically wears shorts, it is a kind of premade shorts/tank combo one would wear anyway, another easy styling outfit! I think part of the key is length, and I am fine with my legs. So, I paired this with these cool suede like rust tan fringe sandals ( Yes, I have these in black and buy things in more than one color) my cognac Rebecca Minkoff bag, and some original bronze leaf earrings ( metal handmade ones by an artisan in Charleston) and my bronze dipped real-leaf necklace. Kind of a nature-boho feel to this look.
It was quite hot this day, so I wore the romper as is, but on a cooler day I would pair it with a white blazer, or another fitted jacket you may see in the future.
Do you wear rompers?
I am excited again to see you tomorrow for a special post on #TURNINGHEADSTUESDAY Fashion link up tomorrow. ( a Hint: there is a Birthday involved) Hope to see you all there!
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