The Curious Case of The Summer Romper


I believe most people fall into two areas when it comes to the topic of a summer romper – you either love them or you hate them. They can be a tricky article of clothing, one part dress yet one part shorts, they’re a little reminiscent of what you wore as a 2-year old, and the fact you have to essentially strip down just to go to the bathroom is enough to turn people away.

It’s understandable they’re not for everyone, however I consistently find myself fascinated by them every summer.

While you often find rompers styled within the summer festival street style circuit – seen here and here recently at Coachella. I love coming across them outside of festivals or the beach scene – maybe dressed up for a chic event (perfection) or casually worn for an afternoon at the coffee shop (like les Parisians). It’s an unexpected piece and a great expression of your personal style.



Here I’ve added some masculine elements including a saddle shoe and men’s belt (stolen borrowed from DCT’s side of the closet, of course 😉 ). Paired with a tailored cropped blazer this gives the romper a fresh update, without trying too hard. I would feel equally comfortable wearing this to meet with a client, go on an coffee date, or attend an impromptu event that night.



Now while I don’t recommend running out and filling your closet with all sorts of styles and colors, if you’re willing to search for your perfect match, you’ll find a romper can come in handy as a fun statement item for the summer.


*Wearing: Romper – H&M (similar) / Blazer – H&M (similar) / Shoes – Forever 21 (similar) / Handbag – Marc by Marc Jacobs / Sunglasses – Elizabeth & James (similar) / Turquoise ring – German Bazaar (this is really cool!) / Cuff – c/o Henri Bendel / Necklace – Charming Charlie’s

Now I’d love to hear from you! Are you all in or usually take a pass on rompers? Intrigued but never fully willing to try? Email me or let me know in the comments!


10 Responses to The Curious Case of The Summer Romper

  1. This most makes me want a romper! I’ve never owned one and now I want one! 😀 yours is really cute btw!

  2. I love this! Especially your socks, what an adorable touch. I’m always a sucker for rompers!



  3. Well I think before I step into a romper this short, I’ll need to get these thighs in shape! 😉 They need some *cough* smoothing out LOL! But this is super cute. I’ve looked at a few rompers and if the finances look right, I may finally purchase and don a pair this season. p.s. LOVE your hair!