1 mar 2017

JUMP
suiting

  Into Spring

Location: Villa D’Este – Lake Como
Spring is almost here, and although living in London it might not always feel like it, I am super excited for the warmer weather, and the best way to get me prepped for this is looking through my wardrobe and picking out the pieces I am going to be keeping for this season. The real standout when browsing everything I have from the last few years has been this stunning pastel shade jumpsuit from Etxart & Panno which combines my two most favourite things, easy dressing and pastel shades.

Pastel shades may seem like the obvious choice for the warmer months, but they never fail to excite me for Spring. As you probably know if you have been following me for a while I am truly a neutrals kind of girl, but muted pastels like this aqua green are a subtle way to introduce colour without feeling like its overpowering my outfit. I got this jumpsuit from Etxart & Panno a couple of years ago and I have worn it so much since!

I find jumpsuits are such an easy item of clothing, like with a dress you don’t need to think much about the outfit you can just throw it on and be out of the door in minutes, but they have the added comfort of being trousers as opposed to a dress, which for me makes a world of a difference. I also find they flatter many different body types and I like the fact that they aren’t usually fitted which makes them very comfortable for the warmer weather or simply when you want to have a big meal!

JUMPSUIT by Etxart & Panno
BELT by Etxart & Panno
SUNGLASSES by Channel
I find it can be quite hard to find the perfect jumpsuit, but I promise that when you do, you won’t be able to take it off. I find it especially challenging to find ones that fit well around the hip area – they can’t be too high or fitted, but if they are too baggy, it can look like it’s too big. Thin fabrics are usually best because it helps them drape better around your legs, which makes them ideal for summer. Below are some of my favourite jumpsuits in the shops at the moment.

PASTEL JUMPSUITS

OTHER JUMPSUITS I LOVE

ETXART & PANNO

Etxart and Panno is a Spanish designer, and although they don’t have a physical store in the UK, you can get most of their pieces online. I love the style of this brand, its a mix of boho and chic elegant. They do lots of maxi dresses and light flowing skirts as well as jumpsuits for the summer, although more recently they have incorporated a lot more tailoring and I am absolutely loving it. The quality of their fabrics is fantastic, and their pieces have fabulous cuts and drapes.

This jumpsuit like most of their pieces has quite a relaxed fit, but the obi-style belt cinches in your waist and gives the illusion of a perfect hourglass figure, which I really don’t even have! I also love the v-neck front, and the 3/4 length sleeves make it the perfect transition piece for those months when you can’t go out in a cami, but you don’t need your coat either! Plus its an excellent choice for summer evenings because if it does get a little bit breezy like it did when I wore this while we were on holiday in Lake Como, you won’t even need a jacket.

How To Style It
On this occasion, I decided to keep the outfit very feminine using a full pastel colour palette. I paired the outfit with my Roger Vivier flats in a creamy pink nude and added some chunky statement stud earring from Outhouse Jewellery in rose gold with some turquoise accents, which were the perfect accessory to finish off the look. However, you could entirely transform this into a glamorous evening look by adding a pair of killer heel sandals and a clutch and even swap the belt for something more glam like a structured metallic belt. If instead you wanted to wear this to work, pop on an oversized white blazer, a thin leather belt and a pair of court shoes and you are in full girl boss mode. Below are a few ideas for pairing your pastel jumpsuits to suit all occasions.

styling elements

Let me know if you love the jumpsuit as much as I do and what your favourite way to wear this piece is.