How to Wear a Jumpsuit

I’m teaming up with Kristin from Take Time for Style for a fun style collab! We’re going to talk about how to wear a jumpsuit.

How to Wear a Jumpsuit: An all black jumpsuit is stunning with leopard sandals and an orange clutch! Fashion for Women Over 40

I’ve been wanting to find a jumpsuit for a while. I ordered and returned a few, and then this one arrived from Nordstrom. I was so excited when I tried it on. It’s exactly what I was hoping for.

How to Wear a Jumpsuit: An all black jumpsuit is stunning with leopard sandals and an orange clutch! Real fashion for real life.

Finding a jumpsuit that is flattering isn’t the easiest task. I wanted something that wasn’t too tight or too baggy, and I didn’t want an elastic waistband like so many jumpsuits have because that causes the top to blouse out and adds visual weight.

It can be easy to lose your figure in a jumpsuit I wanted to find one that accentuates my waist. (Another option is to add a belt to create interest and define the waistline.) This one has that ruching that I’m so fond of, and to be on the safe side, I’m wearing my Spanx.

How to Wear a Jumpsuit: A black jumpsuit is stunning with an orange clutch.

Since a jumpsuit is a bit of a fashion risk, I didn’t want anything revealing that would make me feel uncomfortable. This one shows just the right amount of skin, and while the top is form fitting, the pants are looser, so it all works together to create the right balance.

How to Wear a Jumpsuit: An all black jumpsuit is stunning with leopard sandals and an orange clutch!

A jumpsuit is a fun piece because, like a dress, it’s one and done. All you have to do is add a great shoe and some fun accessories, and you’re off to the races!

To accessorize this solid black jumpsuit, I went with my old standby — leopard shoes and an orangey-red clutch. I love that combination with black.

How to Wear a Jumpsuit: Pair a black jumpsuit with high heeled leopard sandals, and add a bright clutch.

I knew I wanted to wear a high heeled sandal with this outfit. I had my eye on the Steve Madden Carrson Sandals in leopard, but they were sold out in my size. As it turns out, I’m so glad they were because I like these Sole Society Dace Leopard Sandals even better, AND I can actually walk comfortably in them. Score!

black jumpsuit with sole society leopard sandals

These have a 3-inch heel, which I find to be quite manageable.

black jumpsuit with leopard sandals back

Of course, while I was waiting for the shoes to come in, the jumpsuit started selling out. Womp. Womp. There are still a few sizes left, and it’s on the pricey side anyway, so I’ve linked to some other options in the widget at the end of this post.

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I decided to forego a necklace and go with a statement earring instead. Usually with a deep V like this, I would wear something in the neckline, but I didn’t have anything quite right for it, and I really like the bright white and gold statement earrings next to my face.

The intertwined bangle bracelet I’m wearing is from Kohl’s, and it adds a nice little bling to the wrist.

How to Wear a Jumpsuit in 2016: Forego a necklace and wear statement earrings instead!
I really like how this clutch has a removable gold chain. I always look for that in a clutch because I like to keep my hands free for wine and food! Ha! This bag actually came from LeTote but I will link to some great options that are currently available.

black jumpsuit with orange clutch

This certainly isn’t something I’d wear on a weekly basis, but if I had an event coming up and wanted something a little bit different than my usual sheath dress or dressed-up denim outfit, this jumpsuit would be perfect.

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Outfit Details:

Tart Gwyneth Jumper // Sole Society Dace Leopard Sandals // similar convertible crossbody clutch // Apt. 9 Intertwined Bangle Bracelet // Stella & Dot Havana Chandeliers

Don’t forget to visit Take Time for Style and see how Kristin is styling her jumpsuit!

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