Let’s face it: we spend most of our lives working. Some people may joke that they live at the office – but just how much of that statement is actually exaggerated? The average American works 40 hours a week, five days a week. If all of this time is spent in the office, that equals 2,080 hours annually and many workers are expected to dress professionally during that time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable or even a trendsetter!
If you’re tired of wearing the same old slacks, pencil skirts, and business suits, perhaps it’s time you purchased some women’s rompers. Rompers are often considered sexy and a bit revealing but, with proper styling, you can easily turn your favorite romper into a piece of business attire. Here’s how to wear a romper to the office and still look professional:
1. Keep the blazer – Sure, you may be tired of wearing your blazer with slacks or a pencil skirt, but have you tried pairing it with a romper yet? A blazer + a romper = the perfect work-appropriate pairing! Blazers can instantly dress up any romper a bit and also provide more coverage to keep you looking fresh, polished, and professional. For a perfect spring look, try wearing a pastel blazer over a floral print romper. You’ll become the queen of office style in no time!
2. Add tights – Most rompers were made to show off your legs and that’s fine . . . when you’re wearing them to the club. If you want to get past your boss, though, you should layer them with tights for a more office-friendly look. A solid pair of black tights will go great with just about any kind of romper. It will keep you looking covered and professional, but still ultra-chic. Pair them with black booties for maximum effect. You can also pair the tights with your blazer for an extra polished look.
3. Try a full-length romper – If you’re not a fan of tights, then another option is to wear a full-length romper. This will provide you with maximum coverage for your legs, so you won’t have to worry about pushing any dress code limits. However, full-length rompers can look a bit plain or worse, shapeless. To keep your full-length romper looking stylish and professional, try doctoring it up a bit with accessories. Belts are your best friends when it comes to blowsy, full-length rompers. Try a wide belt in a bright color to break the romper up a bit or “cut it in half,” giving it a bit of shape. Other accessories such as bangles and statement necklaces also work well. For a full-length romper, you’ll want to pair it with heels. Strappy heels or booties work best for this look.
Have you ever tried wearing a romper to the office? How did you style it?