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What I Wore — Floral Print Romper And Studded Sandals For A Day At The Park

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Summer is the time to make every space you enter a romper room  — even if there are no Magic Mirrors involved. There’s an innate playfulness to rompers that makes them perfect for the season of outdoor adventures, beach excursions, sizzling temperatures, and radiant sunshine. This season’s romper styles up the ante further by incorporating adorable design elements like waterfall ruffles, bow details, deep V-shaped necklines that practically graze the belly button, unexpected cut-outs, and perky tribal, animal, geometric, and floral prints (check some of the options out here).

On Saturday, I headed to a nearby park with my son so we could throw a frisbee around (which I’m inexplicably good at), admire the ducks and geese swimming in the nearby river, and generally enjoy the sunshine. A cute romper seemed like a sensible style option since I knew plenty of running and jumping awaited me, and the shorts would prove more practical than any skirt. It was the perfect opportunity to wear this Forever 21 romper, which I just picked up last week for under $20 (you can purchase it fro $15.50 at Forever21.com). The breezy romper features adjustable spaghetti straps and a tropical floral print, with peachy pink orchids and lush leaves atop a white backdrop.

The romper includes an elasticized waist, but I wanted to cinch my middle section even further, so I aded a braided brown leather belt, which I purchased at Target for $12. To match the brown leather tones of the belt, I opted for a pair of Kelsi Dagger gladiator sandals with double ankle straps and pyramid-shaped or round gold-toned studs covering every single strap. Had I wanted to go out that evening, I could have easily switched my footwear and slipped on some sky-high gold sandals to make the romper appear more polished, along with layered necklaces and maybe even a flowing white or coral-colored blazer. But, for a daytime outing, gladiators seemed rather fitting.

To give the look a Bohemian charm, I added a stack of Amrita Singh bangles, part of a mixed metal bracelet set, and I wore oversize dangle earrings with clear, coral, and honeysuckle pink beads forming oversize teardrop shapes. I bought the earrings from a street vendor in Manhattan over five years ago, but similar styles abound this season as beaded embellishments appear on jewelry, footwear, tank tops, purses, and more.

Last but not least, I reached for a cream-colored House of Harlow 1960 cross-body bag with raised horizontal leather strips stitched onto the front and back surfaces. Inward facing triangular shapes in saffron yellow, made using concentric “V” shaped leather strips, are stitched along the top and bottom edges of the bag, giving the piece a tribal touch. A hefty metal chain strap, meanwhile, allows you to wear this rectangular purse as a shoulder bag or cross-body.

With a touch of Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 37, I was good to go!

Have you worn a romper or jumpsuit yet this season? Will you be trying a similar look?

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