how to wear a romper

Week O’Nautical – In The Navy (Romper)

Nautical Navy Romper Look

Nautical Navy Romper Look

In the Navy, you can sail the 7 seas… or celebrate Week O’Nautical!  I was inspired by Khloe Kardashian’s navy jumpsuit look (see here and here), but I made it more practical for everyday wear for hanging out with friends and watching the fireworks!

mark. Easy Does It Romper

mark. Easy Does It Romper

The key elements from Khloe’s look were the navy jumpsuit, textured high ponytail, navy eyes and killer horn  hoop earrings! Because I don’t have a Kardashian wardrobe, lifestyle or stylists I channel the same vibe with the mark. Easy Does It Romper.  It’s way more functional for everyday and like the name says a really easy piece.  I absolutely love that it has pockets!  The easy fit has me wearing this piece all summer long.  Don’t be afraid of the 1-piece, it’s actually really flattering and easy to wear!

mark. Easy Does It Romper Is Super Easy To Wear

mark. Easy Does It Romper Is Super Easy To Wear

Khloe Kardashian Navy Inspired Look

Khloe Kardashian Navy Inspired Look

To make it a little more nautical I added white and gold elements.  I didn’t have killer horn hoop earrings but I did have some chain detailed oversized hoops (mark.)!  Add a long necklace and white hobo bag (both mark.) and some white lace and gold pumps (Shoedazzle) and I had a more nautical take on Khloe’s look.

Big Hoops and Hobo

Big Hoops and Hobo

Khloe has some serious mermaid eyes going on, but I went a little lighter for day using the mark. On The Dot Smokey Eye Pallet.  Paired with nude lips (mark. All Butter Now in Bare All) and some bronzed contoured (barely) cheeks (mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow Brozner and Blush – see here).

Navy Eyes with mark. On The Dot Smokey

Navy Eyes with mark. On The Dot Smokey

Like I said it’s been mega hot here (and majorly windy during these pics!) so there was no way I was going to do a major hair style… even though Khloe’s pony is most definitely way more curled and teased I went the easy route.  On wet hair I used mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing spray.  Once It dried a little I swept it up all into a high pony and secured with an elastic.  Final step was to take a piece of hair from underneath and wrap around to disguise the elastic.  It was the perfect hairdo for a hot summer day!

Nautical Navy and White Look for Summer

Nautical Navy and White Look for Summer

You can shop these pieces at my eBoutique and create yourself a little navy look!

 

Spring Styling Tips: Spring Layers

Spring Styling Tips: Spring Layers

Spring Styling Tips: Spring Layers

Spring has sprung, but if you’re anything like me you still kinda feel like you’re wearing the same old things you’ve been sporting all winter.  Just because the weather is colder in the morning and at night doesn’t mean that you need to still be wearing those winter sweaters.  The key is layering!  And layering in spring fashion!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have teamed up to break out of the cycle with some tips on styling spring layers.

A Layered Look For Spring

A Layered Look For Spring

 

1.  Start with a cool “bottom layer”

mark. Easy Does It Romper

mark. Easy Does It Romper

Start with your bottom layer being something cool enough for the warmest temps, like a romper or tank, shorts, etc.  In full afternoon sun an easy romper like this mark. Easy Does It Romper is effortless and cool.  Being solid navy it layers well with neutrals and prints, making it a no-brainer for your spring wardrobe.  Plus its lined!  The quality on this one is spot on!

mark. Easy Does It Romper Layered For Spring

mark. Easy Does It Romper Layered For Spring

 

2.  It’s All About The Fabric

Layered Spring Fabrics

Layered Spring Fabrics

When layering putting the right pieces together comes down to the right fabrics.  In the spring you want to layer lightweight fabrics so things don’t get too bulky and look out of season.  A lightweight button down shirt (Loft) under a spring blazer work (mark.) well together.  If I were to put a winter weight blazer instead, it would of been too much.  Plus, you don’t want to feel like a fat man in a little coat, you want it to be easy breezy spring-tastic!

Spring Blazer Layered With Chambray

Lightweight Spring Blazer Layered With Chambray

 

3.  Layer more than one layer!

Try Topping With 2 Layers

Try Topping With 2 Layers

Instead of donning just a blazer over the romper I layered a chambray shirt too!  Not only does it give the look dimension and interest, it also is functional.  Sometimes it’s just a little too warm for a jacket but still need something, so take off the blazer and just sport the layered chambray over your bottom layer.  That’s the best part about spring, you can wear those pinterest-worthy styles and not get too hot and get more mileage out of your wardrobe.

Achieve Visual Interest With More Than Just A Blazer

Achieve Visual Interest With More Than Just A Blazer

 

4.  Spring Neutrals Layer Nicely

Layer Neutrals For Spring

Layer Neutrals For Spring

When layering multiple pieces think about the color family.  Keeping a like color scheme will keep the look put together and not hodge podge.  Navy, denim and tan are all neutrals that work well together in the blue family.  You could also work in a print (like a printed button down) but stay in the same family grouping even in you’re going with an eye-popping color (try yellow with this look!).  Leopard is a neutral too!  Classic leopard print is in neutral colors so these chic mark. Hit The Spot leather flats work well for a spring look!

mark. Hit The Spot Leather Flats For Your Spring Neutrals

mark. Hit The Spot Leather Flats For Your Spring Neutrals

 

5.  Layer Your Spring Accessories 

Layering On The Accessories

Layering On The Accessories

Now’s the time to bust out your straw hats, beachy bracelets, and shimmering spring accessories!  Spring layers don’t stop at your clothes, layer your necklaces, like the mark. Twice As Nice necklace set layered with the longer mark. Cube Effect Necklace.  Layered on top of my look is a straw fedora with chambray striped detail from Loft with a shimmering neutral snakeskin clutch (mark.).  My favorite layer though, is layered on my lips!  A bright coral lip compliments a navy neutral look and just screams spring with the mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini, (plus it’s super moisturizing coming off those dry winter months).

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini

Spring Must Haves

Spring Must Haves

 

Jill’s Tip: Be ready for ANY Spring weather by layering in versatile layers. 
My Sweet Obsessions Spring Layers

My Sweet Obsessions Spring Layers

Be ready for any Spring weather that might come your way by layering in versatile layers like the Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak by mark. It will keep you warm in the cooler mornings and evening, then can easily be removed in the warmer afternoons. Plus it comes with a hood (which can be removed) for those sudden bursts of Spring rain. Add another light layer and a lil color with a light weight floral scarf tied low in the front… (read more)
Jill's Spring Layering Piece:  mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

Jill’s Spring Layering Piece: mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

See more of Jill’s look and read all her tips here!

Day To Night Outfit feat. The Roll With It Romper

Finding an outfit that you can wear to work and wear out straight from work is a headache.  We’ve all been there.  I’ve found a solution with mark.’s Roll With It Romper.  Ok ok ok… yes I said I would NEVER wear a romper, even the word “romper” sounds ugly.  Then mark. came out with Roll With It Romper and the more I saw it the more I liked it!  What makes this one the exception is that it is done in a wonderful fabric… soft, silky, flowy and luxe!  Then of course the fact that it is sold black makes it even more wearable!  This is one of those items I just had to try and SO glad I did… and so should you!

How I Wore It:  For Day

Roll With It Romper For Day

Roll With It Romper For Day

Wear it to work under a skirt!  So basically you’re wearing it like a body suit.  Pick a skirt that isn’t tight to the body, one with some room so the shorts portion don’t show through.  What makes this even more awesome, you “shirt” always stays tucked in!  The luxe fabric and cut of the romper makes a perfect dressy top!

How I Wore It:  For Play

Roll With It Romper For Play

Roll With It Romper For Play

For your post-work activities just take off the skirt and throw on a belt and DONE!  This look goes pretty much everywhere.  Make it more casual with some flats or wedges or take it dressy with sky high heels to make it a killer legs look!  I wore this with some black wedges for dinner and mini golf and it was the perfect outfit!

Pair It With Pretty

Triple Sparkle Necklace and Pick A Posy Earrings

Triple Sparkle Necklace and Pick A Posy Earrings

For an easy day-to-night transition pick accessories that are pretty!  This simple necklace is dainty enough for day but sparkle-tastic for night.  The button earrings are large enough to make a serious impact but classy enough to channel your inner Kate Middleton!  The Triple Sparkle Necklace ($18) and Pick A Posy Earrings ($18) are both available now at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com.  Same with the Roll With It Romper $32.  I also have on the Borrowed From The Boys Watch and Cross Your Fingers Ring in Gold from my eBoutique.

The options you can create with this romper are endless!  It all comes down to your accessories!  Pair it with everything from a statement necklace, to a blazer, to a vest, to your flip flops, etc… there’s really so many possibilities!   I also really love how mark. featured it for a night out look with the We Got The Bead Necklace ($32) for an aztec appeal!

Roll With It Romper and We Got The Bead Necklace

Roll With It Romper and We Got The Bead Necklace

Just a note on sizing, this romper runs on the small side so unless you have a really short torso go with a size larger than you normally wear.  The Roll With It Romper, Triple Sparkle Necklace, Pick A Posy Earrings, Cross Your Fingers Ring and Borrowed From The Boys Watch are all available now at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com