Springtime in Chicago means there is a lot to look forward to. Slowly but surely, the cold, snowy winter days are fewer and farther between, and the temperatures begin to rise. Finally, it is time again to get excited about what you are wearing. That’s perfect timing with the start of gala season— and I no longer have to figure out how to make winter boots look chic at a black tie event. Score!
Throughout the year, Chicago hosts many galas and balls benefitting great charities and organizations both locally and globally. I must admit, I love getting dressed up and having an awesome time all for a great cause. In the spring, the Bitches have a few galas to look forward to: Tickled Pink Gala, The St. Jude’s Beads for Hope Gala, and the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala, to name a few.
My gala look can change from time to time, but I always have one staple hanging in my closet that is not only my favorite, but it is the perfect go-to party look for those days when you could not Rent The Runway in time or forgot to find the perfect dress—The Jumpsuit!
I have jumpsuits in all different colors and styles, but what I love about them is you can take a simple jumpsuit, and with the right accessories and heels you can dress it up so easily! Not to mention, with staple jumpsuits in black and white, I can also change the look and re-wear it by just switching out the accessories.
Right now I have four black jumpsuits in my closet, and this Akira one is my favorite. I love that it is simple, yet it has subtle detailing like the plunging neckline, and cinched waist. It pairs perfectly with a great pair of statement earrings and heels, and makes it perfect for a black tie event or a cocktail party.
Jumpsuits are really versatile, which is why the Bitches love them. They can be dressed up with glitzy accessories, or kept casual by wearing flats and pairing with a sweater. Admittedly, though, what I love most about jumpsuits is that they are just so darn comfortable! If I am going to be in 4.5 inch heels all evening, at the very least I can keep the rest of my body comfortable.
It can still be chilly here in Chicago leading up to even June (sadly!), so I love to pair my basic jumpsuit with a fabulous jacket. This faux fur jacket is perfect for keeping me warm and bundled all while keeping me looking fabulous while on my way to my next event. I love a great sparkly clutch to keep my essential belongings on me like my phone and lip gloss.
Check out below jumpsuits favored by The Bitches, perfect for your next gala, cocktail party, or any glam event!