Wardrobe Essentials – the Black Jumpsuit

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Yes, the jumpsuit is back!

The all forgiving, all year round, super easy versatile jumpsuit deserves a second time around here on the blog (see my first post on the power of the jumpsuit here. This time it’s the turn of the black jumpsuit.

 

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This one, borrowed from a friend, is a more fitted version and a little less forgiving on the curves. What I love about this one is the sheer sleeve detail and the way the sheer chiffon fabric gathers around the neckline. I paired it with a simple belt to create a waistline and a bolder belt would work even better.

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I paired it with classic black patent Louboutins – these are the Pigalle 85, a slim belt, a great blow dry and a simple over the shoulder handbag with gold chain and textured leather.

 

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This is my favourite part – the sheer gathered neckline. I put this on and I am instantly transported to a 50’s or 60’s movie set in my mind. I wear my navy Michael Kors leather jacket with everything, as you have probably noticed. I also drink green tea with everything! Here at one of my favourite places in Ibiza for tea and sunset – Cappuccino in Marina Botafoch. Incredible views of yachts and Ibiza town, views that are in summer completely obliterated by the mammoth superyacht of temporary resident Prince Abdulaziz, a Saudi Prince.

You think I am kidding…. seriously this guy has a yacht the size of a commercial cruise ship. It holds 64 guests plus 65 crew and has it’s own helipad. Check it out here.

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My favourite black jumpsuit is this one from Vestry Online because it’s perfect for travelling, the draping and cut is very flattering and you can just throw in the machine and it never needs ironing. They have a lot of different styles so I recommend ordering a whole bunch from the High Street – check out the collections at Vestry, ASOS, Top Shop, Miss Guided etc and then trying them all on to work out what the right cut is for your shape.

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The Black Jumpsuit is an affordable wardrobe essential

This is one piece I don’t recommend investing a lot in. Play with different styles from season to season (I tried a short jumpsuit this summer!), and have fun with it. When you are travelling, you want a fabric that doesn’t crease when you’ve been sat on a plane for hours and looks smart in the airport. Linen or cotton are out, and synthetic fabrics work a treat. Spend your money on beautiful accessories instead to dress it up. 

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I paired mine with flats (essential for walking miles through airports). These navy suede pumps were custom made in Italy for me by Viajiyu.You can custom order online and visit their shop in Florence.

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Have you tried a jumpsuit yet?

What colour and style was your perfect match?

Share below!

{Photography by Maria Simon; Hair and Make up by Lauren Buckley}

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