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Image / Fashion

Five utility jumpsuits to help you on the boiler suit bandwagon


By Ellen Bird
28th Aug 2018
Five utility jumpsuits to help you on the boiler suit bandwagon

With Irish weather conditions cooling down, practicality is persevering. Some unlikely trendsetters have brought about AW18’s newest craze – boiler suits. Yes, I hadn’t anticipated this either; but I am psyched. I’m a comfort queen, so I’ve fully jumped on the boiler suit bandwagon; they’re like fancy pyjamas you can wear outside. What more could you want?

As we slowly transition from summer heat to autumn breeze, it’s time to turn those playsuits into jumpsuits – utilitarian style. Once known as a uniform for janitors and painters, fashion experimenters have brought this working look a whole new lease of life. As an all-in-one garment intended for hard labour, style boundaries have certainly been crossed – but, isn’t that what makes fashion so fun? Baggy overalls have never looked, or felt, so good.

From head-to-toe fuchsia pink, white linen and denim silhouettes, this streamlined, masculine cut is a trend you wouldn’t want to ignore; perfect for women who crave both simplicity and comfort. They give you a whole look in one go. Serving both form and function, you can make this trend casual with pure white kicks for weekend brunch dates, dress it up at night with a pointed heeled boot, tie it at the waist, or simply add a pair of statement earrings for a feminine touch. Pulling off this one-piece wonder is all about the styling.

Since this season is all about layering; warm this ensemble up with an extra-large tweed coat or a turtleneck underneath. Whichever you decide (maybe even both), take a fresh approach with these five one-pieces I’ve sussed out for your ultimate transitional wardrobe; each guaranteeing you an effortless cool-girl look you can wear as of today:

Utility full length boiler suit, €80 at Topshop 

Limited edition check wool jumpsuit, €199 at Massimo Dutti

Jumpsuit with contrasting topstitching, €49.95 at Zara

Shirt jumpsuit, €77.00 at Warehouse

Denim jumpsuit, €419 at ganni.com