Thrift + Style: A Leopard Print Romper | Thriftanista in the City


Thrift + Style: A Leopard Print Romper

Aww yeah, it's the return of the diy romper. The thrift store gods were with me when I spotted the jumpsuit last year. It was everything I like in a great thrift store find -- timeless, offbeat, and animal print! I loved it even though it had sun fading on the legs. I cut the pant legs off and voila, a new romper.

african beaded necklace made in Kenya

Thrift Tips

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Shoulder pads are easy to remove. Don't let them deter your purchase.

Think about ease of wear.  How much time do you want to take going to the bathroom and such?

Do some bending and sitting when trying on the romper for a proper butt cheek check. I only say this because my diy romper is a tad too short. 

leopard print romper

Look for one that resembles a dress you would wear. If you would wear it as a dress, you'll like it as a romper too.

If I weren't wearing one myself, I'd say onsies rompers are for babies. Since I am wearing one, make sure there are no cute animals or teeny little pastel colored flowers on it.

Style Tips

how to wear a romper

Add some definition to the waist with a fierce statement belt.

Should you own a pair of crocs, don't wear them with romper. Pair with a thong sandal (not flip-flop) or a heel (for the grown & sexy among you).

diy a jumpsuit to a romper by cutting pant legs off

Think of a romper as a mini dress. If you don't do mini dresses, this is probably not the trend for you.

Consider short or tight. Not both.

Visit my Rompers Pinterest board for more options and style ideas.

thrift and style a romper
THRIFT MIA wood heel sandal DIY Studio I romper GIFT African beaded necklace

*** in other news ***

I've went thrifting and picked up a couple more pairs of vintage sunglasses. Keep or giveaway?

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle,  Thrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.



Ashleigh said...

This looks fabulous on you! Your legs look a million miles long! I don't think a romper would look good on me BUT I love this one on you and I love that it was thrifted AND diy'd!

Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

You are working this leopard print romper! That last photo is amazing, absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

You look amazing!! Love the animal print romper.

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

I love rompers, but ones with a good fit and grown style can be hard to find. I really like the idea of cutting the pant legs off. How did you get the shorts to look so even?

Thriftanista in the City said...

I used a ruler and chalk to mark where to cut.

Favethingsetc said...

Loves it! you look great.

ALLIE NYC said...

You did a great job with this. Heh no little animals or tiny pastel flowers. I will keep that in mind ; )


Dressing Ken

Antionette Blake said...

Perfect - I love the way you think!

Unknown said...

Very lovely. I can't wait to get more wear out of my rompers this summer.

Dani @ said...

LOVE IT and love the necklace and love your hair...i think I just love you!

Unknown said...

You are totally rocking this romper. I love it!! Great thrifting points for us folks that have never indulged!


Mrs. Pancakes said...

that jumper is chic! but your dreads look so thinking about dreading my hair so i was definitely focused on that today!

Kristin and Megan said...

That romper is all kinds of fierce!

Chandra said...

miss v has one hot mama! you rocked that romper like nobody's business! ps//love the new look of your blog;)

Olivia Lovejoy said...

You look great, as always. I love LOVE love that you made a pinterest board for rompers! You are so awesome!!!!!
I'm back on the blogging wagon again. Ha ha! Check out my outfit on Olivia Cleans Green. Have an awesome week!

~BernettaStyle~ said...

Cute! love the images!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

SO HAWT!!! You are so very clever for cutting the legs off and making it a romper!!

Nikkipooh said...

Love. love. love this! I wish I'd found your blog a few weeks ago! I was visiting Chicago and Schaumburg and would have loved to check out some thrift stores there! Next time, next time!

Madam Too Much said...

Great look on You! What a clever idea.
Linkup #Mondaymingle

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