I don’t want to start this post out negatively but UGH, my closet has really been uninspiring lately. I walk in, look around, and reach for the same t-shirt and jeans I always wear. I don’t know if it is that I am not ready for summer (body-wise) or that I am just really sick of everything in my closet, but the struggle has been real. Since I really only wear a few pieces, I have been on a mission to clean out and sell anything that I do not wear. I haven’t updated my closet staples in a few years so my plan is to take the money and invest in updating those key pieces every closet needs.
One of the pieces I have been obsessed with updating has been the jumpsuit. I live for jumpsuits. They are as easy as a dress but oftentimes sleeker, as they are more unexpected. There is something so confident about a girl in a jumpsuit. A well-tailored jumpsuit is like a super hero cape for a woman. She could literally take on the world – at least, that is what I think when I see a woman wearing one. She just looks like a boss!
There are two types of jumpsuits every closet/woman needs: the dressy jumpsuit and the casual jumpsuit. Since summer is right around the corner, I decided to start my search for the casual jumpsuit – which, in my opinion, is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Since I saw a beautiful selection of summer pieces while shopping with my mother-in-law last week at Neiman Marcus, I decided to start there. It was a smart choice. They have such a well-curated selection of summer staples. I was like a kid in a candy store. I love the way Neiman Marcus does summer – light, feminine, but not over-the-top floral/girly. They do have those pieces but for the girls out there like me, who want great basic/cool pieces for summer, Neiman Marcus is perfect!
When I first saw this Splendid jumpsuit I knew it was going to be the one. I am obsessed with two things right now – blazers and stripes. Paris is clearly on the brain. But it was something about the effortless and casual appeal it had even while sitting on the hanger. After trying it on my feelings of love were validated. It was the perfect summer jumpsuit. While the jumpsuit definitely has a more casual feel, I felt like I could easily dress it up if I needed to. Win/win for the bank account!
I am so pleased with my decision to head to Neiman Marcus as it has now provided the perfect summer jumpsuit/closet staple for years to come. I plan to wear this to brunches, walking the streets of Paris, and heading out to a girls’ night dinner. You can easily change the feel of the jumpsuit by adding different blazers, jewelry, hats, or shoes. I hope it has inspired you to update your jumpsuit needs! And don’t worry – if jumpsuits aren’t your thing, Neiman Marcus has a gorgeous selection of maxi dresses as well – which is the perfect alternative for a casual jumpsuit. And with that, we are now ready for you, summer!
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casual look // Splendid Jumpsuit (no longer available but this is a great basic option) c/o, Marley Lilly Monogram hat, J.Crew Cyprus sandal (25% off right now), Barrington Gifts St. Anne Tote, ZeroUV sunnies c/o
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