outfits   //   April 17, 2018


the best bodysuit essentials you need in your closet

ZARA Top // KHAITE Jeans // CLUB MONACO Mules (also available here)

When it comes wardrobe game-changers, bodysuits rank near the top of the list. Not only are they incredibly versatile (wear them with jeans, pants, skirts, you name it!), but they’re also essential to smooth layering. The number of bodysuits in my closet has tripled in the past couple of years. I’ve found that more and more of the jeans I’m buying are high-waisted (see: these and these) which has increased my need for tops that require no tucking-in effort. Cue the bodysuit.

There are so many great bodysuit styles out there right now, making my list of favorites longer and longer. In terms of basics, the ones I wear the most include this $75 t-shirt style (have it in both black and white) and this button-down (also available in stripe) that prevents that bunching up that so often happens when pairing with high-waisted pants. I also love this tank style from Alix. It’s under $100 and such a good go-to for layering underneath a blazer – or worn on it’s own! For a t-shirt-style that’s an even better steal, check out this $13 striped one from H&M. Just as essential, though not as budget-friendly, this striped one from Khaite. I bought it earlier this year and have found it well worth the investment.

On the flipside, there’s also plenty of statement styles like my polka-dot one from Zara that are perfect for a night out. Johanna Ortiz makes some really fab ones, including this ruffle style and this gingham print blouse – both of which would be perfect for summer! I’ve also found a number of great options like this one (perfect for the office, too!) and this one from Alix.

Below, a round-up of my ready-to-shop personal favorites – starting at just $13!

the best bodysuits to have in your closet

Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick

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