How to Style a Utility Jumpsuit to Look Chic

Utility jumpsuits, or boiler suits,  may seem like drab, practical workwear, but find the right one and style it just so, and you can look fabulous. Here’s a look at my favorite utility jumpsuit and how I elevated it into something effortlessly chic!

Deborah wearing white-jumpsuit

This Jumpsuit works for me because,

It’s Feminine

I’ve always loved jumpsuits but avoided the baggy utility style because I didn’t want to look like a frumpy car mechanic! Then I found this one. This cute white cargo jumpsuit from Banana Republic that changed my mind. There are so many great things about it. First, let’s start with the shape.

See how it nips in the middle and highlights my waist with that self-tie belt? It was styled on the mannequin with an extra braided belt, and when I copied the look, I thought it was perfect.


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Cropped is Chic

The straight-cropped legs on this jumpsuit also make it new and different. The hem lands at a perfect spot just a few inches above the ankle, and when you add a low heel, it is fresh and modern. I styled my jumpsuit with nude mules to keep my legs looking long and leans. The mules are very understated to keep the focus up top on those beautiful pockets.

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The Shoulders are Dramatic

I’m a classic girl, but I love a touch of drama. These bold shoulders are my favorite detail because they give you a fierce futuristic look, yet they’re not overpowering. And, of course, the tremendous bonus is the broader shoulders make your waist and hips look tiny in comparison! I popped the collar to frame my face and up the drama.  The big round drop earrings also make it bold.

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White or   White is a Great Color

Another reason this cute jumpsuit works for me is this soft white color. I can mix and match it with black and taupe, brown or  olive accessories and create all kinds of casually chic looks.

My Utility Jumpsuit is Comfy and Versatile

Finally, my jumpusit is 100% cotton and is cool, light, and comfy. I can wear it as is or dress it up with a scarf, jewelry, and dressier shoes. Heck, you can even wear it with sneakers.  It’s a fabulous summer staple I because I found just the right one for me.  If I’ve got you thinking you might like to try a cargo jumpsuit, check out the ones I’ve linked below.

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