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- Bibby Sowray
There’s nothing quite as satisfying than a pull-on-and-go outfit that has the hallmarks of a classic yet always looks and feels new and exciting – all while offering maximum comfort. Enter the utility jumpsuit; a high-low hero that can be easily dressed up or down, taking you to multiple occasions and becoming a faithful friend in your wardrobe.
Utility jumpsuits work best in colours from the traditional utilitarian palette – khaki, beige, navy, black and grey. Try a few different ones to find the shade that suits you; the wrong colour can wash you out.
Cinching it in at the waist to give definition can transform the look and feel, taking it from relaxed and informal to dinner-and-drinks ready.
The devil’s in the detail – but not too much. Pockets, zips and buttons are part of its charm but too many can spill over into fussy territory, so opt for styles that take a more refined approach.
Think about when and where you want to wear your jumpsuit to inform the fit you go for. An oversized cut with a wide leg is great when juxtaposed with delicate heels, while a slim-fit style works better with flat chunky boots, trainers and sandals.
The neutral colour is the perfect canvas for statement accessories. Don’t be afraid to add splashes of colour via accessories – whether it’s jewellery, a silk scarf, bright shoes or a bold bag.
Keep it in year-round rotation by layering. A fine knit roll neck works beautifully underneath in cooler months, while a simple tee or tank adds another dimension in the warmer months and can stop it from looking too functional.