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:
Jumpsuit outfits with heels

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@kristenmarienichols

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.

With a polished bag:
Jumpsuit outfits

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@kristenmarienichols

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.

How the Fashion Set is Wearing Jumpsuits:

With chunky boots:
Jumpsuit outfits with chunky boots

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@thevisuelofgrace

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.

With a colorful accessories:
Jumpsuit outfits with colorful heels

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@emilisindlev

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.

With shield sunglasses:
Jumpsuit outfits with sunglasses

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Getty Images/Christian Vierig

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.

With a leather bag:
Jumpsuit outfits with leather bags

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Getty Images/Christian Vierig

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.

With faux-croc boots:
Jumpsuit outfits with boots

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Getty Images/Christian Vierig

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.

With necklaces:
Jumpsuit outfits with necklaces

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@tylauren

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.

With animal-print heels:
Jumpsuit outfits with heels

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Getty Images/Christian Vierig; 

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.

With knee-high boots:
Jumpsuit outfits with knee-high boots

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@slipintostyle

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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