Friday, August 22, 2008

Romper Report.

When you're a professional shopper, friends and colleagues alike look to you for thoughts on trends, style suggestions and tips on where to find specific goods. So when a girlfriend recently reached out for guidance with her foray into the jumpsuit movement, I was delighted. I'd just met a friend of a friend who was styling a lovely light denim urban outfitters score the day before.
This, along with having seen them everywhere--from the red carpet
to a casual LA day in the life of Young Hollywood

to fashion editors' everything-old-is-new-again editorials--sparked this here report. One of the greatest things about living in New York City is that fashion is everywhere, ideas abound left and right. I came up watching the natives' individual sense of style. Thus, eager to please, we here at ValStyle went into passion mode: racking our brains, scouring the web, getting tips from fellow pro-shoppers, and snapping shots of our peoples to deliver the information to you.
Here were our findings:
Quite an assortment at Urban.
A couple of highlights

A C&C Organic terry jumpoff in one of our major color obsessions, navy.

Great for the beach, lounging poolside...indoor or out.
And, of course, irreplaceable vintage.


Intel from our dashing galpal:

"Vintage rompers are always a good look if you can find them...Bebe Noir in Harlem had a cute, simple romper in their store a few weeks ago...don't know if they still have it. Was pretty inexpensive...maybe $80 or so."

We're predicting loads of rompers throughout the city this labor day weekend. Now, they may not work in NY once fall gets underway, but they sure will work for a weekend in Miami.

The ValStyle Closet holds one super exclusive, hella sassy black eyelet number acquired from Beth and Melissa at New York darling line Thread Social.

Could be a great look come resort.


Samantha Smikle said...

love rompers! have a samantha pleet one! :)

Soulistic Healing said...

love the romper look, def have to make more use of them for the end of summer. They are great because you can dress them any which way you please, and they dont take up much space when packing! i would love to see a romper dressed for work with pumps and a blazer, hot!

The Bougie Baller said...

I bought the cutest terrycloth romper from Victoria's Secret a few months ago. Wore it on a trip and it was perfect.

Mark Jacobs has a great romper too... it was on sale for $89! Short sleeve, yellow and tan... very fun. :-)

Val said...

ValStyle moved a cute MJ romper over the summer:

the romper with blazer and pumps is a really dope idea. Come to think of it, you can prob push the look into fall or winter with opaque black tights and patent pumps or boots.