A knit jumpsuit is an essential piece to have in your closet. In black, it’s a versatile piece that can be styled in so many ways. Today I’m showing it two ways. One, a “dressed down” version that fits our 2020 lifestyle: casual, comfy, and super soft for curling up on the couch. The second version shows how easy it is to “style it up” with a few accessories. This will be a great evening look for 2021–maybe by New Year’s Eve 2021, that is!
Yes, with Christmas upon us and New Year’s Eve coming right up, it’s time to turn our heads toward the end of this unbelievable year. While our NYE celebrations will definitely be simpler this year (now, how many times have I said THAT?!), they can still be stylish. A black knit jumpsuit is just the thing to style now, with an eye to bigger, better styling options in the coming year.
Styling Options for The Knit Jumpsuit
If you’re like me, you can certainly recall a few New Year Eve’s spent at home, watching a good movie and ringing in the New Year by watching the giant ball fall in Times Square. (Even that will be different this year with little or no crowds!!) The difference this year is that none of our stay-at-home plans are optional, and of course, we all like to make conscious choices as to how to celebrate our holidays. Nonetheless, a quieter evening spent playing cards and toasting the new year with our small inner circle is in order.
So, what to wear? A simple knit jumpsuit in classic black will fit the bill perfectly. There are lots of this style out there; I chose this one from Express for the features I like:
- Bateau neck
- Long sleeves
- Sash tie belt
- Ankle cuffs
- In Regular and Petite Sizes
The bateau neckline and the ankle cuffs give is a current, edgy look.
It also comes in charcoal, light plum, and beige, just in case you don’t like or need a black one. In any color, this jumpsuit is a keeper!
For a stylish yet casual celebration, I style it with my older leopard mules. It has a self-belt, but I added a calf-hair leopard one in its place for a few matchy-matchy accessories. Voila! The look is complete! And perfect for the year 2020. (Reno is our new photo-bomber!)
OK, there is no question that we are ALL looking forward to a NEW year!! Whew, what a year this has been. The change certainly won’t be immediate with the vaccine rolling out over time, but at least we can look forward to our new normal.
There is a great video by Simon Sinek (the British-born American author and motivational speaker famous for his “Start with Why” video) named, “There Is No Going Back to Normal.” While his outlook comes from a business perspective, I believe he is right. Things will definitely be different in business, in education, even in the way we live our lives. But that’s OK. Change is inevitable. And ultimately, that’s a good thing, right?
In any case, it will be wonderful to be able to do things, go places, see friends and family, TRAVEL!!, and actually find good reasons to dress up!!
So, in anticipation of dressing up in 2021, I’ve taken the same basic knit jumpsuit and added some bling!! Just the addition of this adorable rhinestone belt, silver sandals (with a lower block heel–my preference!), and some statement earrings gives the look a whole new feel. And won’t that feel good?
In both versions, I’m styling my newest cuff bracelets from Victoria Emerson. They give any outfit an update! Check out my collection on the front page of my blog: My Favorite Bracelets!
After seeing the photos, I’ve decided I can wear it with the rhinestone belt anytime! Even this NYE!
Enjoy the holidays, my friends, and here’s to a brighter 2021!