How 5 Bustle Editors Are Rocking The One-And-Done Trend This Summer
Summer in New York City is full of possibilities, so it only makes sense that your closet should hold the same promises. After all, an adventure-packed weekend could take you from the pebbly shores of Brooklyn Bridge Park to the heights of your friend-of-a-friend's rooftop in the East Village. Your look has to be easy, versatile, and a little unexpected — which is exactly where one-piece dressing and matching sets come into play.
In partnership with Abercrombie and Fitch, we've asked five stylish Bustlers how they're wearing the rising trend this June. From pastel-hued rompers to matching gingham sets, here are five fun ways to make the no-fuss look completely your own.
Three words that describe your style right now: Versatile, no-fuss, lightweight.
What made you pick these pieces? Crop tops and wide-leg pants are staples in my summer wardrobe, and this matching set makes it a no-brainer. I also live in black, and this linen-y fabric is super light and warm-weather-ready.
Tell us how you styled your look: I kept things simple with a chunky wooden-heeled sandal and my signature little gold accessories. I swapped my typical studs for gold hoops to add some extra interest.
How else might you style this piece? I actually got this set in chambray as well, and love that the pieces are totally interchangeable. I'd also pair the top with some worn-in cutoffs or vintage denim and the pants would totally work with any other piece of my extensive crop top collection.
Three words that describe your style right now: Laid-back, airy, minimalist.
What made you pick this piece? I picked these pieces because I always love a good matching set, and I love that the print is fun but still relaxed.
Tell us how you styled this look: I decided to go for a more casual, sporty vibe for this look — so I opted for minimal jewelry and cool, classic sneakers.
How else might you style this piece? If I wanted to wear this outfit out on a summer night out with friends (which I most definitely plan to do), I'd probably pair it with some strappy black sandals, a small black clutch, and of course — can never go wrong pairing anything with a light denim jacket.
Neelum's A&F Style Pick: Wrap-Front Jumpsuit, $68
Three words that describe your style right now: Effortless, minimalistic, on-trend.
What made you pick this piece? I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits! They're super comfy and make getting ready in the morning so easy. This particular piece is so soft, and I absolutely love the color. The tie detail adds a nice visual element, as well.
Tell us how you styled your look: I paired this jumpsuit with black suede slides and sunglasses for a simple-but-chic daytime look.
How else might you style this piece? I’d also style this piece with a jean or leather jacket, some wedge sandals, and a statement earring to wear out on a summer night.
Three words that describe your style right now: Statement-making, lighthearted, modern.
What made you pick this piece? The standout part of this matching set is the playfulness of the details. I love a good nod to living my best life in New York City by combining New York's favorite color (black) with fun florals for the summer.
Tell us how you styled your look: The two piece has a lot going on as-is, so I tried to keep it pretty simple. For jewelry, I went with my fave asymmetrical pearl earnings and pendant. I wore my trusty wedge sandals to add some height to the whole look.
How else might you style this piece? I think classic white sneaks and hair down would be a cool look, too. I would also play with a longer necklace paired with a shorter one for some neckline fun to play off the asymmetry of the skirt.
Elly's A&F Style Pick: Knot-Front Romper, $58
Three words that describe your style right now: Feminine, retro-loving, and (most importantly!) breathable.
What made you pick this piece? I love how easy and put-together rompers look, so I immediately gravitated toward this effortless vintage-inspired one. Add in a thoughtful knot-tie detail and a peachy coral hue reminiscent of my Florida roots, and I was completely sold.
Tell us how you styled this look: The beautiful thing about rompers is they keep things simple. Shimmery beaded slides, a delicate circular cross-body, and playful fringe earrings are all I needed to capture that lighthearted summer magic in my look.
How else might you style this piece? I styled this romper for a casual afternoon in the sun, but it could also easily be worn to a sunset dinner on the water. I'd pair it with nautical wedge sandals, a glittery clutch, and some reflective sunnies to make the most of those setting rays.