What to wear with a jumpsuit

Real talk: I have been looking for a black jumpsuit forever. I have tried them on everywhere from Neiman Marcus to Target, and just couldn't seem to find one that was right. I had some specifics—I wanted sleeves and wider legs—but otherwise was open to all sorts of styles. I brought some challenges to the table, too, as I have a freakishly short torso, which makes dresses tricky too. So as with dresses, I finally figured out a jumpsuit style that works for me: one without a defined waistline. But unlike with dresses, finding this in a jumpsuit presented a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, at long last, I finally found one that works for me, and here's how I've been wearing it.

The winning jumpsuit is by Mango, which sadly no longer has a store in San Francisco, but at least has a website with speedy delivery to the West Coast. It is fitted on top with elbow-length sleeves (which, sorry, you can't see very well in these photos) and wide-leg pants. The genius, though, is the fit through the waist, which is pretty straight and forgiving. The detachable belt can be tied however you like, so in my case, I was able to lower it a bit to accommodate my short torso (and make myself look somewhat more proportionate). It has the added benefit of disguising my food baby, which makes it the perfect thing to wear on Thanksgiving, if you're still looking for an outfit. I am wearing a size small, and I'm super happy with the fit.

It is still unseasonably warm in San Francisco, so I'm wearing a denim jacket here (you've seen this one countless times, most recently here). If I were going for a dressier vibe, I'd wear a leather jacket, but I thought the denim kept things nicely balanced between casual and dressy. I'm sure you have a denim jacket by now, but if you don't, this one is by Gap and it's just so freaking good. The cut hits the top of my hip at the most flattering place, hence why I wear it all the time (because it just looks great with everything)!

I went a little dressier with my accessories here—the leopard clutch (last seen here, but sadly sold out now) definitely says nighttime, and while I wear my Hermès bracelets during the day all the time, they're a little on the fancier side. The necklace is new, and I bought it after seeing it on Pinterest! It's a blatant knockoff of the Céline necklace, which is not crazy expensive but is sold out everywhere, and I wanted to make an homage to Phoebe Philo, who is no longer the designer there, sadly. The jumpsuit is very PP in vibe too—minimalist and loosey-goosey—so I thought the necklace just worked so well, especially with the jumpsuit's higher neckline.

Speaking of Phoebe Philo, I've been kicking myself for years for not getting a pair of the red metallic leather boots she designed for Céline a few seasons back. So I found this pair on Zappos, and the price was irresistible, however they're not real leather. They are really freaking cute—I got four compliments in the first hour I wore them—however they are cheap AF and the color started chipping off at the toes and heels within hours. So back they went to Zappos, unfortunately; I've linked them below, but buy them at your own risk. :(

There's nothing terribly exciting to report about this location, other than it's my neighborhood, and it's lovely, and we squeezed in this shoot right after Zuni's vet appointment. I look at photos like this, taken in November (!) and feel so lucky to live in San Francisco. And I also feel lucky to finally have found a jumpsuit that fits me!

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Me neither, but I've teamed up with a bunch of my favorite bloggers to show you what we're wearing on Turkey Day. Please stop by these lovely ladies' blogs and say hello—tell them I sent you! 

CHERYL Cheryl Shops: "Happy Thanksgiving, Ada! I am happy to share that after YEARS of looking for the perfect black jumpsuit, I finally found it. It's the ideal thing to wear for Thanksgiving because it's comfy but looks really polished too. The waist on this one is actually on the loose side, but there's a front tie to add a little definition (and to cover up my food baby). I added a denim jacket, because it's still on the warm side here in California, and a cheetah clutch and metallic red boots for a little pop of festive fun."

DEBBIE Fashion Fairy Dust "I'm all about comfort every day, but it's even more important on Thanksgiving when eating is the main event! A loose flowy midi or maxi dress like this one is perfect for the occasion. Not only will you look pretty and put-together, but you'll also have room for that extra slice of pie..."

ADA Elegance and Mommyhood "Happy Thanksgiving Ladies! Thanksgiving isn't very huge in my family since my parents work that day =( but I still like to look nice and comfortable since we will be having dinner together. I chose this festive+warm wool sweater with stone embellishments, my most comfortable pair of jeans (they are the Absolution by Nordstrom), a pair of heeled suede booties and this fun corduroy leopard newsboy cap I recently thrifted!"

LINDA A Labour of Life "Thanksgiving and Turkey they just seem to go together. Wearing a fun sweater I found at H+M a few years ago that screams the holidays. I love to get dressed up but comfort as well, so I paired the sweater with a fun flannel from old navy and my mustard pixie pants. A little dressy but a whole lot of comfort."

MICHELLE Michelle's Pa(i)ge "I got this dress in my latest Stitch Fix and wasn't so sure about it however when I tried it on, it was so much cuter than I had expected! It's been the perfect dress for all of my fall parties and I plan to wear it to a Thanksgiving gathering too!"

AMBER Avec Amber "My ideal Thanksgiving is all about comfort: both comfort food and comfy clothes! I always celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, and this casual outfit is perfect for hanging out, playing games, and eating way too much food!"

SHELBEE Shelbee on the Edge "I chose a pair of stretchy skinny jeans and an oversized poncho for Thanksgiving day.  It is easy, comfortable, cozy, and looks put together while hiding the food baby!  I added these fun floral booties as a little extra.  I have to work at the mall Thanksgiving night, so this outfit would transition perfectly for work, but I will probably change the boots to some cute sneakers since it will be a long late night shift on my feet!  May you all enjoy your Thanksgiving whether it be at home or at work!"

ROXANNE Glass of Glam "I have a tradition of watching the Macy's parade with my family on Thanksgiving morning. A cozy, festive sweater and jeans is my favorite outfit for a day of chilling out with my loved ones."

CHRISSY Granola and Grace "From “thankful” tees to all the colors of fall, my fashion tastes change over the years. However there’s always one common theme to all my Thanksgiving outfits: comfort. I want to be comfortable! Even when I take small portions of each food choice, it adds up to a lot so an an expandable waistline is a must. 😉

LAURA I Do deClaire "This year we are actually hosting Thanksgiving in our new home! In the past while our meal is a bit more formal with china and tablecloths and such, we dress pretty casually. So I paired my favorite jeans with a lightweight poncho I recently received. It's comfortable for running around and getting things ready beforehand and hiding turkey belly, but I still feel put together, too!"

MONICA Jersey Girl, Texan Heart "Hey y'all!  First of all thank you to Ada for letting me be part of this Thanksgiving collab.  I like to be comfy on Thanksgiving because I like to eat, and when I have a food baby, I want it to be hidden haha!"

JENNIE A Pocketful of Polka Dots "When it comes to Thanksgiving I enjoy wearing comfortable layers that are still classic and put together. Leopard and chambray are a favorite combination of mine and paired with cognac riding boots I am sure to get through the day with stylish ease."

CHRISTINE Bon and Chic Style "For Thanksgiving, I’ll be wearing this khaki metallic pleated skirt and Karl Lagerfeld sweatshirt, paired with my new suede hiking boots and grey coat. I’m loving this casual boho chic combination lately.  It’s super comfortable and so effortless chic.”


Elegance and Mommyhood said...

First of all: HOW AMAZING do you look?! Hands down my most favorite outfit shared in our Holiday post today! I love it so very much. Those metallic red booties caught my eye. Too bad they were cheap AF. That means you need to find a replacement (and yes I am an enabler lol). I am so glad you found the perfect black jumpsuit for you. I have yet to find mine. I'd love it sleeveless, with short sleeves or cap sleeves and a wide leg like yours. I used to shop at Mango quite a bit when I lived in Europe, they had great items and somewhat affordable - meaning the prices can get high for some of the pieces. Also Cheryl, all of your jewelry caught my eye. The necklace and those bracelets are all fun and modern!

Thank you Cheryl for joining The Holiday Series with me this year and for all the inspiration you brought today for this very pretty and modern, bold and sexy Thanksgiving look! Cannot wait to see the rest of your looks, too. You can read my post below, too! Hope you like it. =)


Shelbee on the Edge said...

Cheryl, I love this chic and sassy look! Those booties are fantastic. What a bummer that they are chipping. You still look amazing though!


Edwige said...

You look so gorgeous! I love the idea of adding a jean jacket.
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Avec Amber said...

I am loving how you styled this jumpsuit, Cheryl! Your red booties add such a great pop of color and it's a perfect Thanksgiving outfit.

I hope you are having a great week so far!



Julie | This Main Line Life said...

Jumpsuits always look great. They're so elongating and they always look elegant even though they are comfy like pj's.

Brooke said...

Love this combination! Especially those red boots. I've never styled a jumpsuit, but I'll keep these tips in mind!

Pumps and Push-Ups

Jessica Jannenga said...

Very stylish! Aw, that is too bad about your red booties, they do look fab on you! The style I love. Your jumpsuit is very elegant, love the wide legs. I dont have many jumpsuits as I need length and some are too short. Love that clutch too!
thanks for linking
jess xx

Ruth said...

I love a good jumpsuit and those red boots with it is really perfect. It's too bad they're already showing signs of wear. That's always the worst.


Michelle said...

ooooh! I love a good jumpsuit. The red shoes are the perfect touch