No Styling Required: Chic One-Piece Looks

Latest trends

There are some days that require pieces that speak for itself. When you’re having a busy week, sometimes you need clothing that you can just put on and dash out the door, while still looking fabulous, of course.

I’ve rounded up 3 stylish closet essentials you should invest in.

These three one-piece wonders make getting dressed up way easier. You can opt for different materials, prints, or colors of these silhouettes, but the effect is all the same; these 3 one-piece closet treasures will give you major style, without lots of time spent on styling and primping. Put it on and go. Who knew that one piece could have so much style? Take a look at these one-pieces that pack a sartorial punch.

Jumpsuits

Especially now that the 70s is such a big trend, jumpsuits are back and hotter than ever. Need more convincing? Check out how these stylish stars wowed with their jumpsuits.

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Elevate casual staples like sneakers and a gray hoodie when you work it with a navy jumpsuit a la Dree Hemingway.

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Rose Byrne‘s silver jumpsuit is proof that one stunning piece is all you need.

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Kendall Jenner makes a black jumpsuit even chicer with Chanel flats and classic black sunnies.

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If you want a more feminine twist to your jumpsuit, opt for dainty vintage inspired prints like Mandy Moore.

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Olivia Palermo is a modern style icon, and if she rocks a jumpsuit on its own, better believe you should too. I love this white stunner! So perfect for end of summer festivities.

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Heidi Klum nods to the 70s in this denim jumpsuit. The mechanic style silhouette is another hot trend too.

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Emily Ratajowski shows us an alternative way to style a jumpsuit. An ankle-cropped jumpsuit alludes to the culottes trend and finishing it off with ankle booties is the ultimate cool girl move. Bravo, Emily.

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Leigh Lezark‘s amazing retro print jumpsuit has a flattering low V-cut neckline that makes this look so ideal for your next girls’ night out.

Maxi Dresses

Forget those boring tank maxis paired with flip-flops. The following looks flip the script on your typical summer maxi dress. These floor-length pieces can do more than be your beach cover-up. Maxi dresses can go above and beyond its casual origins and move toward fashion forward fashion editor worthy style. Its volume and drama require no styling, all it requires is the right eye to spot the right maxi to rock.

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Miroslava Duma‘s printed maxi gets modern and architectural with a statement collar.

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 Blogger Maja Wyh knows very well that silhouette can make a major difference. The off-shoulder neckline, stripes, and bell sleeves make this piece stand out.

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Poppy Delevingne looks boho chic in this embroidered and embellished maxi. The design is so intricate that you don’t need anything else.

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Jennifer Grace of the Native Fox blog knows very well that no accessories are needed when you have a textured maxi dress as eye-catching as this one.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley lets her pleated white maxi do all the talking. I love how she styled it simply with white Adidas sneakers and beach babe waves.

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Vanessa Hudgens is frequently spotted in a maxi dress, since it has become a staple of her signature boho style. If you’re looking to make a big splash with your maxi, look for details like midriff cut-outs or double slits.

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Miranda Kerr displays her style savvy with a bright turquoise maxi. You can never go wrong with a vibrant color.

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Alexa Chung‘s floral print maxi has a definite vintage vibe, made even more unique buckled Mary-Janes.

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Chiara Ferragni‘s red, white, and blue maxi frock looks so modern, especially when finished off with matching red pumps and a white cross body bag.

Romper/Playsuit

I love a good romper/playsuit. These breezy one-piece is an ensemble that communicates youthful style and sexy allure all in one breath. This is a great pick for the last slew of summer parties and picnics.

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Aimee Song of the blog, Song of Style, hits a major trend in this romper. I adore that tropical print! Perfect on the beach and perfect for the city too!

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Kate Bosworth‘s Coachella look is a culotte and romper hybrid. How can you not love that midriff cut-out detail and halter neckline? It’s so 90s!

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Alessandra Ambrosio looks chic even while walking her dog. How does she do it? With a printed romper and simple casual accessories, of course. Just slip it on and go.

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Selena Gomez‘s ensemble is evidence that all you need is the right print and fabric to make even a casual silhouette, like the romper, look sexy enough and dressy enough for evening.

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Kiernan Shipka‘s look is sophisticated. Further proof that the romper is a one-piece wonder you should consider for your closet.

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Beyonce ‘s denim playsuit screams 70s glam especially when paired with poker straight locks and hints of earthy brown tones.


Which one-piece will you be investing in? Whether it’s a jumpsuit, maxi dress, or a romper, trust me, it’ll be a worthy addition to your closet. Plus, it’ll make getting ready in the morning or getting ready for a party ten times easier and faster.

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How to Style Culottes

Latest trends

Culottes are the new must-have pant for the summer. A cross between trousers and skirts, culottes have a voluminous cropped legs that are designed to resemble the ease and flow of skirts.

I love the laidback feel that culottes have. Not to mention it’s one of the trendiest silhouettes to sport this season. The other thing to love about culottes? It is so versatile.  You can jazz it up with bolder pieces or keep it simple and breezy with basic tees or tanks. You can even opt to wear it for work by adding more structure into your culottes look. The cherry on top of this trend is that culottes are a chic and more comfortable alternative to your regular pant.

Don’t get intimidated by culottes. It can be tricky to navigate and style this piece, but not to worry, I’m here to guide you. Here are some of the interesting and stylish ways you can style culottes:

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Pantone‘s Color of 2015 is Marsala. Pick Marsala hued culottes or opt to style your culottes with rich Marsala hues, and you’ll be as good as gold on the fashion trend scene.

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Birkenstocks staged a major comeback last year, and its reign hasn’t yet ended. Play up the comfy chic and polished lounge feel of culottes by pairing it with these sandals. Keep it sleek by throwing on a lightweight blazer.

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Olivia Palermo is really the master at making trends work for her. Culottes + a fringe clutch + graphic stripes = trend perfection. By keeping the accessories to a minimum, the trendy pieces shine.

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If you have a minimalist aesthetic, culottes add a dash of flair to your neutral ensemble of choice.

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Coordinated two-pieces are all the rage this season. Deviate from the crop top and skirt combo and try on this culotte and blazer duo for size. This one-two style punch will be great for the office as it is both fashion forward yet work appropriate.

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A pair of navy culottes is an investment worth looking into. Camel leather pumps, significant arm candy, and an animal print envelope clutch elevates this navy pant.

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Do like fashion maven Jenna Lyons and be a trail blazer. An ankle length pair of culottes with dramatic and maximalist volume is a great alternative to a maxi skirt or cocktail dress.

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Instead of doing white denim for your all-white summer look, why not opt for culottes? It feels more current and is definitely cooler than your standard white ripped denim.

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A pair of linen culottes feels positively Parisian with a simple tee and pumps. Tie a matching cardigan over your shoulder and some tousled waves for the perfect undone casual chic look.

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Look out for culottes that have interesting details, just like this pleated pair. The pleats give any look much needed texture.

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Get inspired by the masculine fashion history of culottes, and give your look a tomboy chic spin. Brogues plus a Peter Pan collar are just the ticket.

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Culottes are the perfect piece to show off your statement shoes. Since these pants are always cropped, it is ideal for letting your heels do the talking (and walking too!).

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Vanessa Hudgens nails the culotte trend by pairing it with modern classics like a camel trench, barely there ankle strap heels, and a striped tee.


Which look did you love? I hope that this post inspired you to slip into the hottest silhouette of the season. 

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