This Trend Used to Make Me Cringe, But Now I'm Obsessed With It

Jumpsuits are one of those trends that I never thought I could personally pull off. I’ve tried them on in the past but always felt like I was wearing some kind of costume instead of an outfit I could confidently walk around in. Recently, that all changed. I think the mental shift happened because of all of the cool looks I’ve been spotting on the fashion set. With fresh approaches to styling that incorporate pieces like chunky boots and animal-print heels, the outfits just look so chic.

My obsession with jumpsuits can also be attributed to the new styles we’re seeing in the market right now. Instead of the tight silhouettes that were popular in past seasons, we’re now seeing utility jumpsuits with wide legs and long sleeves that are finished with details like cargo pockets and belted waists. These pieces fit into the larger movement towards relaxed tailoring that has been popularized this year. Ahead, see how 10 jumpsuit outfit ideas to try out, starting with a few of my own.

How I'm Wearing Jumpsuits:


With pointed mules:
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Pictured: Posse Belted Cropped Cotton-Twill Jumpsuit ($290); Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Hobo Bag ($2300); Prada vintage heels

While I normally wouldn't think to pair a jumpsuit with heels, I adopted this styling trick after seeing it on the street style scene. I think it instantly adds a more polished element to the look.

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With a polished bag:
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Pictured: Frankie Shop Linda Twill Jumpsuit ($275); Ferragamo Gancini Studio Tote Bag ($2100); Young Frankk Varro Earrings ($112); Daphine Oli Rings ($85)

Similar to adding a pair of heels, a polished bag is another way to dress up a jumpsuit. I love the contrast of the utility piece with this classic bag.

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How the Fashion Set is Wearing Jumpsuits:


With chunky boots:
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Pictured: Frankie Shop Linda Belted Faux Leather Jumpsuit ($295)

If you want to tap into one of the biggest shoe trends of the season, just add a pair of chunky boots to your jumpsuit outfit. Look for a pair with thick soles and a slim shaft to replicate the chic look here.

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With a colorful accessories:
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Pictured: Frankie Shop Linda Twill Jumpsuit ($275); Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps ($1290); Chanel bag

Want to add an element of fun? Add accessories that are finished in bold shades like the purple bag and yellow heels worn here by Emili Sindlev.

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With shield sunglasses:
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Pictured: Posse Belted Cropped Cotton-Twill Jumpsuit ($290); Bottega Veneta Stretch Pumps ($1020)

I think sunglasses are a key accessory for any look and can really transform what you're wearing. Case in point? The shield sunglasses here that lend a cool '80s vibe.

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With a leather bag:
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Pictured: Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag ($2800)

In my opinion, you simply can't go wrong with a monochrome look. Adding a black leather bag to this piece, and you're all set.

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With faux-croc boots:
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Pictured: Zeynep Arcay jumpsuit; Boyy bag; Paris Texas Croc-Effect Boots ($553)

Boots are the transformative piece that fashion people always rely on to add dimension to their outfits. With a jumpsuit that has wide legs, look for a slim ankle boot that is designed with a luxe faux-croc finish.

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With necklaces:
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Pictured: Urban Outfitters jumpsuit

Don't forget the jewelry. Most of the jumpsuits I'm seeing on the market have a buttoned or zipped front, so layering some necklaces is the perfect way to highlight your neckline.

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With animal-print heels:
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Pictured: Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag ($1980)

You can never go wrong by adding some fun prints to a neutral piece. Here, Lisa Aiken shows just how transformative a pair of animal-print heels are when worn with a camel jumpsuit.

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With knee-high boots:
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Pictured: Frankie Shop Double-Breasted Gabardine Jumpsuit ($295); H&M boots; Chanel bag

Another great styling trick? Tucking the legs of the jumpsuit into a pair of knee-high boots. We saw this trend pop up last year with trousers, but this is another cool iteration of it.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.