Spring is a time of new beginnings, and and what better way to celebrate that than with your personal style? Today I’m sharing one of the freshest things you can try in your spring wardrobe and how to style it so this super simple outfit can take you easily from day to night as well as tons of shoppable links so you can try the trend yourself.

The Spring Trend You Have to Try

The trend I’m sharing today is the long sleeve romper! Often, when we think of rompers, we think of spaghetti strap or tank top styles that are more summer fun than business appropriate. I’m here to tell you that isn’t always the case! This season the stores are packed with new romper styles that are perfect for the workplace, yet flirty enough to carry you into an evening out on the town. With a few simple styling choices, you can really create a unique look. It’s simple, subtle, and fun, just perfect for you gorgeous ladies to step outside your comfort zone this spring.

Why You Should Love This Trend

First and foremost, this is just about the simplest outfit in your closet. It’s one piece and with a few simple accessories and maybe a jacket over the top, you’ve got a completely finished look. Although it’s incredibly simple to put together, you’ll appear effortlessly put-together and polished. I’ve been loving rompers since I bought my first one last spring. I love this cute, comfortable trend so much, that I’ve been keeping an eye out for interesting new styles that could work in more settings than sunny summer afternoons. There are so many options, but many of us wonder if this style is appropriate for work. I think this version from Banana Republic showcases just how work appropriate a romper can be, especially when it includes a few key details. First, this version is made of a traditional suiting or structured dress fabric. Second, it’s got sleeves. Third, It’s not overly short or tight. When you put all of this subtle detailing together, it shows just how versatile the right romper can be.

How to Style This Trend

Classic Style | This romper is definitely more classic with it’s red, white, and blue color palette, and three-quarter length sleeves. I kept the accessories classic, too with delicate gold jewelry and a neutral sandal and trench. I also added a little pop of classic glam with this Chanel-inspired handbag from Rebecca Minkoff. I love how the chain strap adds a little shine and texture. This romper came with a matching striped belt. I opted to trade it for a woven leather belt, again adding to the classic nature of this piece.

Ultra Feminine | If your style is more flirty and feminine, I would suggest going for a floral print. There are a ton of great options, some even have ruffles (also a major trend this season), a scoop neckline, cold-shoulder details, and bell sleeves to fit your aesthetic. Since I usually err on the side of feminine, it was fun to step outside my comfort zone and try something with clean lines and a graphic print. I’ve linked some of my favorite romper styles so you can find the perfect one to fit your style.

Photos by Bailey Makaimoku, taken on the University of Washington Seattle campus. 

This week I’m happy to be linking up this casual Friday outfit with others in Start the Week Stylish. What do you think of the romper for work? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Also, remember to follow along on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter for daily doses of style inspiration!

xo, Lindsay

Outfit Details

striped romper, Banana Republic | handbag, Rebecca Minkoff “Affair” | shoes, Splendid “Jessa” | braided belt, Old Navy | hooded trench, vintage (purchased in Austin) | rings, a mix of Madewell, Cost Plus World Market, and Red Envelope | watch, Apple Watch Series 1 in rose gold | nail colour, OPI ‘You’re Such a Budapest’

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