Fashion Girls Avoid These Shoes With Rompers

The ultimate easy summer wardrobe staple, rompers can be a tricky piece to style. While they can look sophisticated, oftentimes they can slip into “junior” territory. Fit and silhouette are key when selecting the right romper to wear, but the next most important thing is shoes. The accessory can really make or break the outfit.

To find out how to tackle this fashion issue, we called in the advice of Who What Wear’s editors. Ahead, editors are sharing the shoes they would never wear with rompers—and the styles to wear instead. Whether you’re wearing a boho long-sleeve romper or a gingham halterneck version, there are shoes for every style.

Keep reading to find out about the shoes fashion girls avoid with rompers, and then shop editor-approved picks to wear all summer long.

“I’d probably never wear flip-flops with a romper. Instead I’d go for low block heels to keep my outfit looking put together.” — Michelle Scanga, managing editor

Wear this romper with a pair of fun embellished earrings. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

White sandals are appropriate for many different occasions.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

“For some reason, the combination of a romper and sneakers reminds me of a kid at a theme park, so that’s one I avoid. Instead, I’d opt for subtle sandals, whether flat or with a low block heel.” — Nicole Akhtarzad, market editor

For your next night out, why not try a chic romper?

Available in sizes XS to L.

We always prefer neutral tones in our summer wardrobe. 

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

“I would never wear round-toe ballet flats with a romper. Since I am on the shorter side, I prefer to slip into shoes that give me a little height while still offering comfort like these block-heel mules from By Far.” — Lauren Eggertsen, associate editor

Pair a loosely fitted romper with bold sunglasses. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

Fashion girls are opting for mules to gain a couple inches of comfortable height. 

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

“The only rompers I own are breezy swimsuit cover-ups, so I would never wear loafers with them because they’re too stuffy and office-like. Instead, I’d wear summer-ready sandals like these pretty gold versions.” — Erin Fitzpatrick, news editor

A chic lightweight cover-up is an easy way to be chic in your swimwear.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Simple gold sandals are a great long-term investment. 

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

“I’d never wear ankle boots with a romper. The proportions would be all off! Instead, I love nice mules along with a cute flouncy romper." — Aemilia Madden, editor

This button-fron romper is a summer must. 

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Some low-heeled mules are classy and comfortable. 

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

“High-heeled ankle boots and rompers definitely aren’t friends in my book. I actually don’t remember the last time I wore anything but slide sandals, mules, or sneakers with a romper. I’d love to wear these denim espadrille mules with a white one.” — Allyson Payer, editor

Pair this white romper with simple jewelry.

Available in sizes 10 to 12.

These dark denim espadrille slides are necessary for the summer. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Next: Shop our editor’s favorite shopping picks of the moment.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.