Rompers are a firm favorite with luxury resort brands owing to their versatility and ease. Below, you’ll find our guide to the best shoes to wear with a romper in any season!
Rompers, or playsuits as they are known in Europe, are essentially jumpsuits with the legs cut into shorts. They make a fantastic addition to your summer wardrobe and, if styled correctly, can be worn year-round. They leave no room for Marylin Monroe-esque windy moments and so are great if you have an active lifestyle or an event like a children’s party where you’re likely to be pulled in all directions.
Rompers come in all styles; you can get a casual romper in denim and linen for a laid-back look or a ruffled and intricately embroidered piece for formal events like a summer wedding! Really, they work for any occasion – as always, the difficult styling comes when we reach for the perfect shoes to pair with your romper outfit.
Whether you’re looking for something comfortable in the summer or to keep you warm and dry in the winter months – we’ve put together our top 12 picks for styles to wear with a romper!
What Shoes To Wear With A Romper
1. Flat Sandals
In the sweltering heat of the summer, there really is no other option than a pair of flat shoes. A casual floral print romper from Zimmermann or Agua Bendita will look stunning styled with a pair of brightly colored sandals.
A pair of leather flat sandals will be a staple for your outfits every summer, so it’s worth making an investment in a pair of good-quality ones; go for a pair in a pop of color to make a statement.
FLAT SANDALS WE LOVE
2. Wedge Sandals
If you’re a wedding guest this summer, a romper paired with wedges is an excellent choice. If you weren’t naturally blessed with legs a mile long, a romper could cut off the leg in an odd place – making it look frumpy.
Wedges will give you some height and naturally improve your posture for all those group pictures at special occasions this summer. Wedges are also a great alternative where heels might not suit the occasion if you’ll be on your feet for most of the day or if the event is on grass.
Keep the rest of your outfit dainty; go for layered necklaces and a white or nude clutch to complete your elegant look.
WEDGE SANDALS WE LOVE
Conversely, if you need a pair of shoes to style with a more casual look – a pair of sneakers will never do you wrong. If you’re looking for a city-hopping, everyday look – this will ensure your outfit stays comfortable and easy.
To enhance the sporty, casual style, a pair of white sneakers keeps your outfit grounded, while you could opt for a pair of logo-mania sneakers from your favorite luxury brand!
As for the rest of your outfit, a great choice to keep it elevated can be to opt for dainty jewelry and a crossbody bag!
SNEAKERS WE LOVE
For date-night cute outfits, sometimes nothing will do like a pair of classic high heels. Heels, much like wedges, elongate the legs and is perfect for formal occasions.
The combination of the short romper and high heels means this combination works best on dressier occasions, whether in the summer or winter.
For something feminine and flirty, a pair of simple strappy sandals coordinated with a short romper will create a great outfit.
HEELS WE LOVE
If you need to keep the look casual but still dressier than wearing a pair of sneakers – which aren’t always appropriate for every venue, a pair of espadrilles is a good choice. Do be sure to check the weather forecast beforehand, as the sole of the shoes absorbs water and must be worn in dry conditions.
They are a very popular option for the summer months and come in different colors and styles. The ‘espadrille’ refers to the rope-like bottom of the shoe as opposed to the overall shape.
If you have an outdoor event this summer, this is a no-brainer. This will be perfectly matched with a cotton or white romper and chunky fun jewelry.
ESPADRILLES WE LOVE
If you like the elevated-casual vibe, loafers, and a romper are *chefs kiss*. While romper is usually quite feminine looking, even if its not floral and frilly, structured loafers are a perfect contrast.
In the same breath as espadrilles, loafers are great if you want to keep your look casual but, because of dress codes or personal style, don’t want to wear a sneaker.
To keep this look chic, pair your romper/loafer combo with a minimally branded handbag and classic gold jewelry.
LOAFERS WE LOVE
Mules are a classic option for styling with a romper and come in heeled and flat versions. Think of mules as a pair of formal slides, given that they are just as comfortable but don’t look as careless as a pair of rubber slides.
If you’re going for a more formal look, pair a satin romper with heeled mules and a matching clutch.
Otherwise, you can still keep your look elevated with pointed flat mules and a simple cotton or linen romper with a cinched waist to keep your silhouette looking snatched!
MULES WE LOVE
8. Ankle Boots
When it comes to the right shoes to pair with your romper during the fall and winter months, ankle boots will never go amiss. Whether a classic pair of black ankle boots, combat boots or a funky pair of western-inspired cowboy boots.
This option does mean having the right romper to pair with your boots.
If you’re going for an evening look, an all-black romper will be a great option, while if you are going to a festival or daytime event – a frilly or floral print romper can create a cool contrasted look against the chunky ankle boots.
ANKLE BOOTS WE LOVE
9. Knee-high Boots
Knee-high boots are a consistent it-girl favorite. Paired with a super short romper, this is a stunning night-time sexy, but still chic, outfit!
If you have a night out planned in the windy winter months, a romper is a fabulous option for a carefree outfit and will be stunning paired with a leather blazer or trench.
This is also the perfect opportunity if you like a statement shoes – so we’ve included some fancy options for our fashionista friends.
KNEE-HIGH BOOTS WE LOVE
Platforms are an underrated shoe style. They have connotations of a retro aesthetic but are a super trendy style for the warmer months.
Platforms are a particularly useful style to have in your closet for summer vacations, as stiletto heels aren’t compatible with the cobblestone streets in Europe.
For the rest of your outfit, if you’re on vacation, pair your platforms with a super short romper and a straw or raffia bag. If you’re on a night out, go for a colorful pair of platform shoes and an oh-so-popular crystal-embellished bag, because why not?
PLATFORMS WE LOVE
11. Slip-on Sandals
Slip-on sandals are great because they have the ease of flats but still give an extra bit of height, which is particularly important when wearing a romper that can cut off the leg in an awkward place.
They’re also perfect for warm weather, so on vacation or just during warmer months, slip-on sandals might just be what you need!
SLIP-ON SANDALS WE LOVE
12. Ballet Flats
Ballet flats are a newcomer in the roster of popular shoe choices amongst the fashion crowd. They go with nearly all romper styles and are super chic. If you like the Parisian aesthetic, this is the option for you!
Keep in mind that ballet flats are usually only suitable for day time outfits, so keep the rest of your accessories simple and casual. Go for a neutral color shoulder bag to make the ballet flats to keep your outfit cohesive.
BALLET FLATS WE LOVE
And there you have it! When trying to figure out what shoes to wear with a romper, having fun footwear while being mindful of the occasion is key.
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