Shop Your Closet: This Sustainable Jumpsuit, Styled 3 Ways

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We obviously love a good style challenge around here. As we continue to find more ideas to help in our efforts towards sustainability, it’s fun to look at favorites in our closets and how we can jazz them up a bit to make them feel fresh.

Shop Your Closet: Sustainable Black Jumpsuit Styled 3 Ways

I’ve had this amazing black, coveralls-style jumpsuit for a while now, and have styled it here and there as a part of other posts, but hadn’t styled it up on its own yet. It’s time…especially because it’s also sustainably made, super-comfy and one of my favorite jumpsuits in my closet. You might not think that’s saying much, but, um, I have a thing for jumpsuits.

My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.

jumpsuit** (s) | top (similar) | glasses | bag (on sale!) | sneaker boots (similar or these)

As much as I do really love a solid jumpsuit (a one-and-done outfit is always nice!) sometimes they need a little styling boost to keep from getting tired of them. This Outerknown Station jumpsuit fits so well and is a nice medium weight for most seasons (need a warmer one? Try this fav in flannel from Black-owned biz Mrs. Jones that we adore!) Black is always easy to wear, but sometimes I want a little pop of pattern or color with it to really make it feel special and styled.

**indicates that it meets our sustainability expectations

1. Outerknown Coveralls + A Striped Button Down & Sneakers

OK, why have I not tried this look before? LOVE it. As I say fairly often, I adore mixing preppy pieces in with my edgier or more modern pieces. This outfit is just that.

Also, as someone who often has bust issues with button-down shirts (wide ribcage? I have no idea, but it’s a forever issue) this solves it! This button-down fits me fairly well, but under the jumpsuit, I’m free of having to worry about that annoying chance the ol’ bra is showing.

A layered look is my forever favorite and really ups the style game by leaps and bounds. It makes what you’re wearing look well-thought out and intentional, adds interest and depth and bonus, warms it up, too.

My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.
My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.
My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.
My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.

jumpsuit** (s) | top (6) | sneakers** | glasses

2. Outerknown Coveralls + A Striped Tee & Clog Boots

OK, so I wish I would have rolled up the sleeves of the jumpsuit with this outfit, so you could see the fun striped tee more. Just pretend that’s what you’re looking at here. Haha. Changing-on-the-fly and remembering to hit all my styling points definitely eludes me sometimes.

This is an easy outfit to replicate with any striped tee you have. I think just about any color would work here (though black and white might lean a little Halloween-ish.) The sneakers above would also be fun with this coveralls lewk as the weather warms up, but you know I can’t quit with my favorite shearling-lined clogs on these still-chilly days.

My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.
My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.

jumpsuit** (s) | tee (similar) | glasses | boots (similar or these)

3. Outerknown Coveralls + A Printed Turtleneck & Sneaker Boots

Speaking of closet favorites, this tee is definitely one of mine. I’m sorry to say it sold out long ago at Anthropologie, but seeing as we’re trying to pull stuff from our closets and get the most cost-per-wear, just grab your favorite printed shirt and voila! You have your own version.

We love being able to allow you to shop exactly what we are wearing most of the time, but whew, y’all, that gets so tricky with sellouts and the fact that we, too, want to reuse stuff in our wardrobes. We do spend a lot of time trying to hunt down the most similar pieces we can to give you a chance to replicate what you see here!

As far as similar tops go, I had a really tough time finding something exact, but the best places to keep an eye out for cool prints are Anthropologie, H&M, and my fav small biz, nooworks. Their mock necks and turtlenecks would look so great styled this way! I did find a really great leopard print turtleneck to link to that would be adorable. Julieta also rounded up printed turtlenecks here.

My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.
My longtime black coveralls are sustainably made, super-comfy & 1 of my fav jumpsuits in my closet. Styling it 3 ways from my wardrobe.

jumpsuit** (s) | top (similar) | glasses | bag (on sale!) | sneaker boots (similar or these)

Shop More Coveralls & Jumpsuits

Love all these. Like I said, I have a thing for jumpsuits and coveralls. I find black the easiest to style up, but some of these colors are so tempting for spring…and I cannot get over both of those sporty adidas options!

For tops to pair with the pastel suits, I’d just stick with lighter tone-on-tone stripes, prints, or neutrals like grays (you can see an example I did a couple of years ago here!)

Have fun shopping your closet and I’d love to hear about any favorite jumpsuits you love!

xo,

L

Hey hey from Portland, OR. Would love for you to follow me over on Instagram @laurajansenstyle for all things casual mom-wear, lots of foodie pics and donuts, some kitchen dance parties and some social justice. xo

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I bought my first coveralls this weekend and was just thinking that TME should do a post on how to style them! I wasn’t sure if they would work for me (5’10”, size 16, juicy thighs) so I didn’t want to spend $150 and ended up with this pair from Old Navy in Tall XL (great reviews, available in tall sizes, a little stretch in the fabric).
    https://oldnvy.me/3aQimOC
    They are really comfy, and I feel ready for anything wearing them, just right for these pandemic times. Wore them to Target over the weekend with a long sleeve black t-shirt, sneaker boots, a delicate gold necklace, and a black Athleta face mask (happy to share a pic, not sure how.)

  2. Not a jumpsuit question, sorry!!! But is that Julian the full size one or a medium? I have such a hard time figuring out the sizes!!

    I have the medium size already and really want a neutral full size one, but the black leather has just been too boring for me to pull the trigger.

    My other bag is the nylon one and it is very limp when half full. Does this bag lay like the nylon ones when half full or is it more structured like the leather bags??

    Thank you!!

    • This one is the full size. I do wish they’d be more descriptive on the site, but yeah this is as large as the light gray I’ve had for years. love! This also has more structure. Those nylon ones are nice for being lightweight but yeah, they do kinda lose their shape unless you pack them full. I love love this one! But it isn’t soft like the suede or super soft leather styles. It seems like it will hold up well and last forever tho!

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