Transitioning Summer Bodysuits Into Fall

Bodysuits have been back on the fashion scene for a few seasons now, and in my opinion it's easy to see why. Even though the onesie silhouette looks pretty silly on the hanger, bodysuits look amazing when worn, with the added benefits of not bunching around the waist, untucking itself, or shifting into an unflattering drape. Half vintage, half athleisure, it is both functional and chic - one of my favourite combinations!

However, I know they're not for everybody, and I suppose I can live with that... BUT! They were made for me and today's blog post is all about how to transition yours from summer to fall for maximum wear.

This is my backyard-end-of-summer-bbq-turned-late-night-party outfit, and also one of many ways I'll be getting extra wear out of my summer bodysuits as the temperature starts to drop.

Now, let's get something out of the way before I go any further: I fully believe in not wearing a bra. Meaning, I believe that yes, women should be "allowed" to leave the house without strapping on a bra and having to worry about people staring at her nipples or shaming her. Yes, I do realize that I have very *little* to worry about compared to most, but I still want the rest of you to know: you have every right to feel empowered to go sans bra - especially in a bodysuit.

Why? Because you're already doing yourself an inconvenience when it's time to go to the bathroom, so just skip the bra (or stickies) and save yourself some hassle. #freethenipple

It's quite easy to style bodysuits for fall, because they essentially act as a tight first layer that you can build and style upon. In this particular instance I'm styling a tank bodysuit with an open back - rather than a long sleeve or crew neck. Even though the styles of bodysuit may vary for each person, the rules for styling remain the same:

  1. Add A Hat. I know I rock hats year round, but pairing one with a bodysuit just makes it so much more sophisticated than it is without. Ya feel me?

  2. Add A Cardigan or Jacket. Genius right? I thought of it myself. Cover yourself up with a cozy sweater, jean jacket, or patterned jacket for ultimate fall vibes.

  3. Think Fall Colours. Regardless of the colour of your bodysuit, pairing it with those rich fall colours is an easy way to style it into the autumn months. All you have to do is pair it with colours such as: black, grey, cream, rust, olive, mustard, burgundy, mauve, deep browns, cognac, etc. and you'll be all set.

  4. Add Ankle Boots. Although I'm not wearing them here, as soon as the weather gets a little chillier, I'll start pairing my looks with ankle boots instead of sandals for a more warm (and appropriate) look.

$20 Forever21 Bodysuit /$30 Forever21 Skirt (Similar) / $40 (sale) Call It Spring Sandals (Similar) / $50 Little Burgundy Hat (Similar) / $10 Call It Spring Sunglasses (Similar) / $30 Vanderzee Rings / $30 Vanderzee Bracelets / $50 Vanderzee Necklace

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