The 12 Most Fashion-Forward Shoe Styles To Wear With A Romper

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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.

Reformation White Eve Linen Romper
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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.

Ancient Greek Sandals Maya Sandals
Ancient Greek Sandals

Maya Sandals

At Revolve

Frances Valentine Kiki Leather Mini Dot T-Strap Sandals
Frances Valentine

Kiki Leather Mini Dot T-Strap Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

AMANU Style 21 Kibera Sandals

Style 21 Kibera Sandals

At Nordstrom

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.

Larroude Denim Broderie Anglais Jackie Mules

Jackie Mules

At Revolve

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Torchon 115mm Black Espadrille Sandals
Valentino Garavani

Rockstud Torchon Espadrille Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Castaner White Carina Wedges

Carina Wedges

At Revolve

3. Sneakers

RIVET UTILITY + NET SUSTAIN Dreamer linen playsuit styled with Sneakers and White Handbag
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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!

Golden Goose White Pure Star Sneaker
Golden Goose

Pure Star Sneakers

At Revolve

OFF WHITE Out Of Office Bicolor Beige Sneakers

Out Of Office Bicolor Sneakers

At Neiman Marcus

VEJA Campo Bicolor Leather Low-Top Sneakers

Campo Bicolor Low-Top Sneakers

At Neiman Marcus

4. Heels

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.

Stuart Weitzman x REVOLVE Barelynudist 100 Sandal
Stuart Weitzman

x REVOLVE Barelynudist Sandals

At Revolve

Christian Louboutin Pink Nicol Is Back Crisscross Mule Sandals
Christian Louboutin

Nicol Is Back Crisscross Mule Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Amina Muaddi Blue Gilda Crystal Glass Sandals
Amina Muaddi

Gilda Crystal Glass Sandals

At Nordstrom

5. Espadrilles

ULLA JOHNSON Arlo shirred printed cotton-poplin playsuit styled with espadrilles
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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.

LOEWE + Paula's Ibiza Solar leather-trimmed woven jute espadrilles

+ Paula’s Ibiza Solar Jute Espadrilles

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Gucci Pilar Interlocking G Embroidered Canvas Espadrille Slide Sandal

Pilar Interlocking Espadrille Sandals

At Nordstrom

Jimmy Choo Brie Raffia Embroidered Logo Espadrilles
Jimmy Choo

Brie Raffia Embroidered Espadrilles

At Neiman Marcus

6. Loafers

SIEDRÉS Exclusive Knit Jumpsuit styled with Brown Miu Miu Loafers and socks
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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.

Miu Miu Baby Pink Patent Leather Coin Penny Loafers
Miu Miu

Patent Leather Coin Penny Loafers

At Neiman Marcus

Sam Edelman Raffia Lowell Loafers
Sam Edelman

Lowell Loafers

At Revolve

Gucci Pink Jordaan Leather Bit Loafers

Jordaan Leather Bit Loafers

At Neiman Marcus

7. Mules

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!

BY FAR White Syd Flats

Syd Flats

At Revolve

Andrea Wazen Franca Tulle Ballerina Flats
Andrea Wazen

Franca Tulle Ballerina Flats

At Neiman Marcus

MACH & MACH Double Bow Pointed Toe Mules

Double Bow Pointed Toe Mules

At Nordstrom

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.

ALOHAS Brown West Cape Boots

West Cape Boots

At Revolve

Rene Caovilla Black Suede Snake Strass Western Boots
Rene Caovilla

Suede Snake Strass Western Boots

At Neiman Marcus

Jimmy Choo Gold Shiny Cierra Metallic Leather Booties
Jimmy Choo

Cierra Metallic Leather Booties

At Nordstrom

9. Knee-high Boots

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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.

Gia Borghini Purple Rosie Pointed Toe Boots
Gia Borghini

Rosie Pointed Toe Boots

At Nordstrom

Schutz Green Maryana Embossed Tall Stiletto Boots

Maryana Embossed Tall Stiletto Boots

At Neiman Marcus

Ulla Johnson Atlas Moccasin High Heel Boots
Ulla Johnson

Princetown Loafer Mules

At Revolve

10. Platforms

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?

Cult Gaia Green Aliza Platforms
Cult Gaia

Aliza Platforms

At Cult Gaia

Larroude White Broderie Miso Mules

Miso Mules

At Revolve

Piferi Miranda Crisscross Mirror Silver Platform Sandals

Miranda Crisscross Mirror Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

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!

Loeffler Randall Penny High Heel Pleated Knot Slide
Loeffler Randall

Penny High Heel Pleated Knot Slides

At Revolve

Frances Valentine Farah Twist Kickball Heel Sandals
Frances Valentine

Farah Twist Kickball Heel Sandals

At Nordstrom

Pedro Garcia White Leather Carola Slide Sandals
Pedro Garcia

Carola Slide Sandals

At Nordstrom

12. Ballet Flats

Agua Bendita Linnea Romper Styled with Ballet Flats
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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.

Valentino Garavani Tan-go Patent Ankle-Strap Ballerina Flats
Valentino Garavani

Tan-go Patent Ballerina Flats

At Neiman Marcus

Miu Miu White Logo Band Ballet Flats
Miu Miu

Logo Band Ballet Flats

At Nordstrom

Bernardo Gwynn Leather Bow Ballerina Flats

Gwynn Leather Bow Ballerina Flats

At Neiman Marcus

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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