Jumpsuits and rompers are the quintessential style choice for women wanting comfort without sacrificing style.
Styled and modeled by Hilary Rose, Photos by Maddy Hill, Shot on location at Infinite Monkey Theorem
A popular apparel choice for the early fall festival season (We’re looking at you, Austin City Limits Music Festival and United States Grand Prix Formula 1 attendees.), these wardrobe selections are the perfect statement piece to transition from summer to fall temps. Local fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger Hilary Rose (known to her 85,000 and counting followers as @byhilaryrose on Instagram) tells us why.
“Rompers and jumpsuits have been a new favorite fashion of mine. When the trend first started, it seemed like I could never find any styles that suited my shape or taste, but now I find myself grabbing for them regularly,” Rose says. “They’re so versatile, easy to throw on for casual, everyday activities, but I also love them for evening wear. In my opinion, if you can pull off a tailored jumpsuit for a formal event, you’re out-styling most people in the room.
“For the hot early autumn months in Texas, short rompers are a must. They’re great with sandals before Labor Day, then it’s time to pull out a pair of booties and throw on a moto jacket. I also love cropped or floor-length jumpsuits with suede-heeled sandals for the warmer months of fall, when you’re feeling like rompers are showing too much leg for the time of year but it’s too hot to wear booties with pants.”
The Infinite Monkey Theorem
The Infinite Monkey Theorem crafts ridiculously good wine without pretense at its South Congress Avenue urban winery. Using grapes from vineyards across Texas’ high plains and Hill Country, IMT’s bottled portfolio is 100 percent Texan. Stop by the eclectically designed tap room, courtesy of Kim Lewis Designs, and enjoy wine by the glass, bottle, on tap or in a can. IMT hosts tours and tastings, events, weekly trivia on Tuesdays and a monthly First Friday celebration that ends with a silent disco. Furry friends are welcome.
Leith ruffle strap jumpsuit, $79; Halogen leather clutch, $79; Steve Madden Carsson sandals, $90; Brixton Joanna straw hat, $44, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500, nordstrom.com
GB pinstriped V-neck tie-sash romper, $54, available at Dillard’s, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.327.6100, dillards.com. Sole Society Rema braided vegan-leather shoulder bag, $65; Rebecca Minkoff handkerchief paisley silk scarf, $40; Halogen Adina sandals, $70; Kate Spade Fiesta fringe drop earrings, $88, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500, nordstrom.com
Antonio Melani Fitz lightweight crepe split-leg belted jumpsuit, $149, available at Dillard’s, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.327.6100, dillards.com. BP leopard-print genuine calf-hair pouch, $45; Tony Bianco Kappa ankle-wrap sandals, $146; Chan Luu beaded choker, $55, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500, nordstrom.com.