Trends/ Under $100/ Fashion / 02 Feb, 2023
5 Foolproof Ways to Style a Catsuit This Season
At first glance, you might dismiss ever owning a catsuit. This knitted form-fitting jumpsuit is certainly intimidating for demure dressers. But if you’re willing to give it a try, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you fall in love with it. I’m obviously guilty of this – and now the catsuit has become a newfound winter favorite. Not only is it a one-piece wonder, but it’s incredibly versatile, having the ability to be adapted to a variety of occasions. I have no doubt that it’ll continue to gain momentum throughout 2023! So, if you’ve ever considered tapping into the trend, now’s the time to do so while you can layer up. As for the best ways to style it, I’ve got 5 different hacks you can’t go wrong with.
Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat (wearing a S, better for budget here) | Naked Wardrobe Jumpsuit (wearing an XS) | Karen Millen Slouchy Boots (similar here) | Saint Laurent Reversible Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Textured Jacket & Slouchy Boots
There is no doubt that the catsuit is more of a statement piece. The key to pulling it off is to think of it as a basic foundational piece to build on. Since this all-in-one item is ultra sleek by nature, a textured coat is a great way to add surface interest. Similarly, the same can be done with a pair of slouchy boots.
Nike Fleece Jacket (wearing an XS) | Naked Wardrobe Jumpsuit (wearing an XS) | Nike Blazer Sneakers (run TTS) | Similar Chloe Tote | Similar Baseball Cap
The catsuit also works for more casual occasions. In fact, many of your favorite activewear brands are hopping on board, so the options are endless. On days I want to be extra cozy, I’ll layer mine with a bomber jacket and easy kicks like sneakers.
Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat (also here, better for budget here and here) | Similar Naked Wardrobe Ski Layer | Gucci GG Scarf | Moncler Pom Pom Beanie | Prada Monolith Combat Boots | Saint Laurent Small Puffer Crossbody Bag (similar, also love this one) | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Since the catsuit is rather revealing, you can opt to put a more classic spin to it. A trench coat serves as a no-fail layering device for those who want added coverage. I love the mash up between a timeless coat styled with the modern vibe of a catsuit.
Topshop Faux Shearling Biker Jacket (wearing a 2) | Naked Wardrobe Jumpsuit (wearing an XS) | Jeffrey Campbell Over-The-Knee Boots | Gucci Ophidia Mini Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Over The Knee Boots
The beauty of a catsuit is that it acts as a blank canvas. If you are not sure how to elevate your one-piece, consider adding over-the-knee boots. Whether it be a sleek, leg-hugging pair or a relaxed, slouchy shaft, your catsuit will look and feel like a brand new outfit. Complete the look with a killer jacket and mini bag – and you’re ready to hit the town.
Anine Bing Camel Check Blazer (also here) | Anine Bing Nico Tweed Handbag | Naked Wardrobe Funnel Neck Romper | Manolo Blahnik Heels (better for budget here)
This comes as no surprise here but my last suggestion is to style it with a blazer. A tailored coat will instantly add a polished touch to your catsuit. I prefer an oversized silhouette for ease of layering. From there, all you need to worry about is what shoes to wear (heels or leather booties are my go-to).