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Styling a Utility Romper for Summer

July 1, 2021

Hello and welcome to Dressed for My Day! I’m so glad you’ve stopped in for a little style inspiration. Since so many of you seemed to enjoy my Old Navy try-on session last week, I decided to style an ON utility romper today. I’m loving the “utility” trend, and I especially like it in a romper or jumpsuit. Let’s see how I styled this ecru utility romper from Old Navy for summer.

Styling a Utility Romper for Summer

It’s taken me a while to get on board with jumpsuits and rompers. The truth is, while I’ve shown several here on the blog in the past three summers, this is the first summer I’ve actually worn one. Ha! Now you know. But I think I’ve hit my stride with utility jumpers and rompers. Unlike so many of the flimsier ones (which are absolutely darling!), these don’t reveal all my lumps and bumps, ahem. They’re a little more forgiving.

In fact, as I’m writing this post, I’m wearing my Outerknown S.E.A. Suit, which is a full length green utility jumper. It is so comfortable! You’ll see it again in tomorrow’s How I Really Dressed for My Day post, but I also showed it here.

ecru utility romper // leather sneakers (more economical option) // earrings // similar crossbody camera bag // similar bracelet // sunglasses // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off your order)

I also like that utility jumpers and rompers just kind of beg to be worn more casually. I don’t feel the need to wear heels or dress it up. I did plan to share this ecru utility romper with sandals, too. But I guess I forgot. Anyhow, you can absolutely imagine that it would look great with sandals, too. But I do think the utility romper is oh so perfect with my leather sneakers (more economical option).

Leather Sneakers
leather sneakers (more economical option)

I kept my accessories very minimal with this ecru utility romper. Despite the fact that the romper is in a soft neutral, I think there’s plenty going on with it. So there’s no need to overdo the accessories.

Accessories for a Romper

I just wore my bold gold hoop earrings, a simple gold bracelet (similar) and my Nordgreen Infinity watch with a gold mesh band. I didn’t bother with a necklace and opted for that pared back look instead. I carried my canvas crossbody camera bag because it has that same utilitarian vibe as the ecru utility romper. Unfortunately, my bag is sold out, but they still have the leather versions. Oh, and they’re nicely marked down.

Crossbody Camera Bag

This ecru utility romper fits really nicely, true to size. I’m wearing a regular medium. Remember, I’m 5’8″ with fairly even proportions. So while I don’t have a long torso in comparison to the rest of my body, my torso is still fairly long just because of my height. But this ON ecru utility romper fits just fine in the crotch. So there’s that!

Utility Romper

I also appreciate that this romper has buttons from the waist up, but also has a zipper placket below the waist. And of course there’s the operational tie waist band that allows you to cinch it a little snugger, which I like.

ecru utility romper

The utility romper also comes in a mustard yellow, an orange red, black and an army green. And sizes range from extra small to extra extra large, and include petite and tall categories. I just think this utility romper is a real winner all around because the price is sweet, too. It’s less than $50 and you’ll get 25% off through today only.

Alright, let’s go ahead and address the elephant in the room. What about going to the restroom??? Well, yeah. You do have to take it down, ladies. There is no trap door. Ha! But I’m only in the restroom for minutes of my day. For other jumpsuits and rompers I’ve not felt the desire to sacrifice those few minutes of comfort. But for this one (and my Outerknown S.E.A. Suit), I do.

But wait! There’s more. If you just really don’t like the idea of being so…um, exposed… while using the facilities, I suggest you consider wearing a small camisole or tee with it. That way, when you, um, do your thing, you’re no more exposed than normal. I suggest either one of these from Banana Republic (40% off) or this half camisole from Amazon.

ecru utility romper

Jumpsuits and rompers continue to trend. And this is one trend that has taken me a while to embrace. But I’m totally on board with this utility romper.

I’d love to hear from you today. Especially let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve shown you here. Thank you so much for stopping in. I hope you have a lovely day!

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King David and the Israelites rejoiced with dancing and music and shouts of victory when they brought the ark of the covenant back into Jerusalem. They were enthusiastic not because they were bringing a religious relic back to the tabernacle, but because they knew the presence of God would rest above the ark. They were excited to have God’s very presence with them once again. They recalled all the ways God had blessed them through the years when He was present with them, guiding their ancestors out of slavery, through the wilderness and into the promised land.

Today, if you are a believer and follower of Christ, you have the presence of God living within you. Does that excite you? I admit to taking the presence of God for granted at times. But today let’s remember all the benefits of Christ in us. He guides us, frees us, protects us, reminds us of the words of Christ. He counsels us and prays for us when we cannot come up with the words. And He convicts us of sin, renews a right spirit within us and transforms us into the image of Christ. Wow! Maybe we should dance with joy!

So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-edom with rejoicing. And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams. David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod. So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres. ~ 1 Chronicles 15:25-28

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31 thoughts on “Styling a Utility Romper for Summer

  1. Te romper is a great look on you. Casual and comfy. Thx for ideas about leather shoes. Makes sense!

    1. Hi,from sunny England! Have really been enjoying your posts, and have taken so much inspiration from them. I have just watched your first beauty blog, definitely a thumbs up from me.
      I wish you happiness in your new home.

  2. Hi, Kay
    You look absolutely adorable in this utility romper! Love it, though I’m hoping to fill my day to day wardrobe with cute shift style dresses – heat and humidity have been unmerciful in SW Ohio!
    Approaching sixty nine and carrying more weight than ever before, has caused me to reassess clothing choices.
    So it’s time to buy some fabric and make my sewing machine hum along?
    Love what you shared today and your makeup video, too!
    ??? -Susan

  3. Love this look on you! Very tempted to order this although that 3.5 inseam really scares me.

  4. Hi Kay,
    The romper looks great on you! I can imagine the ease of wearing one.
    It was an “Uh duh! Yes, of course!” moment for me when you mentioned wearing a camisole (or half) with a romper!

  5. Kay. Your right…we should be dancing with joy, praising the Lord that we are filled with His Holy Spirit!!!!

  6. Good morning Kay. I just love jumpsuits
    and have several. They are one and done and more casual than a dress and a little bit more elevated than just shorts and a top. I can hardly wait until tomorrow to see the jumpsuit on you. I just bought a romper, and I’m waiting for the mail. I too I have not embraced them yet but can hardly wait to get mine.
    Love your BFMD and I am reading Exodus right now and getting ready to read about the ark. Christ does live in me and I feel so blessed

  7. I am so glad to know this romper comes in tall. While I’m 5’7 and don’t need a tall size in most clothing, I am long waisted. I bought a jumper last summer off of Amazon and quickly learned that jumpers don’t work for me unless they come in tall sizes. Thanks for this post. I’ll have to give this trend another try.

  8. Kay, you look so sweet in your rompers! I’m starting to look at ON pieces because of your influence and how well you look in the ON clothes. Your makeup video was great! More, please!

  9. Good morning!
    You look great. Not my style though. Please share a tutorial on how you wore your hair in the video.

  10. Kay, you look great in the ON romper! Until now, I had no idea that there is such. Thing as half camisoles, so thank you for giving me that knowledge. I recently placed two big orders with ON for Larry and me. We both love their soft and comfy tees, and when they are having a good sale, the prices can’t be beat. And if you follow the guidelines for washing and drying them, they really hold up well & last a long time. I hope that as you get your new home furnished, you will share more pictures with us!

  11. I love the cute look of a romper and especially in this pretty neutral. A jumpsuit looks better to me in a neutral too although when I did wear them as a young woman, I had a red wool that I loved. Ive heard people say they look like a garage mechanic. LOL To each his own, I guess. I like them. Do I look like a fighter pilot when I wear my bomber jacket?

    BFMD as usual blessed me. I’m so happy that when God looks at me, he doesn’t see my faults. I still have many but he sees his Son. His blood covers my faults.

  12. Really cute outfit on you, but I’m afraid it’s a little too short for me. Have you seen anything like it with culotte type bottoms? Think that would be a more appropriate length for my age.

  13. Love the romper. You nailed it again! I considered buying but thought against it as it looks like that will need major ironing. I prefer easy care.

    1. Hi Juliet. I did indeed iron this one. I generally just steam things these days, but this one definitely has to be ironed at first. Now I’ll be able to wear it again without ironing. But when it came home from the store it needed to be ironed.

    1. Hahaha! I hear ya. I had to wear one too. It was crazy. But maybe that’s why I like this utility jumper. It’s not like the body hugging ones we wore in PE.