Do you know what i hate about rompers? They are super uncomfortable and way impractical. I own a really gorgeous RTW romper, and it looks awesome on, but you literally don’t want to take a bathroom break or you will have to entirely undress. I find that really irritating. And I have to be honest, I am yet to find a romper that is comfortable to sit in, and i’m not even a tall woman.
Enter the faux romper. The sneaky matching set.
I made a Reef tank and Flint shorts out of the same fabric, and I think it gives me the same look I always want from a romper, without the massive downsides of actually, you know, wearing a romper.
Even better, I can wear the tank and shorts separately – and i have! Many many times and will continue to do so. I love any garments that fit into your existing wardrobe that well.
The fabric is a lovely crepe that I bought at the Morrison clothing fabric sale – which most Perth girls will know is the best place to get good fabric cheap. Morrison is a local fashion brand that twice yearly sells off their past season excess fabric, and it’s always beautiful and a much better quality and more interesting print selection than can often be found in local stores. Every single time they hold it i say i won’t go…then i do, and i buy way more than i need hehe.
For the Flint shorts I graded from a small at the waist to a medium at the hip which is a pretty usual adjustment for me, and I’m really happy with the loose flowy fit. My only regret with these shorts is the buttons. I was lacking inspiration and added these cheap black plastic buttons because they were, well, black. And in my stash. And that’s the only logic i used. But i plan on replacing them with some lovely Arrow Mountain buttons a selection of which you see in the photos. They’re much better quality and I think they’ll suit the shorts better. Arrow Mountain buttons have become quite an obsession with me!
The Reef tank is a straight size XS, because well i’m just not large in the bust and with the bias cut i really didn’t see the point in grading out to a small at the waist. Why add in more effort when it isn’t needed?
As is often the case, these unassuming, possibly basic shorts and camisole, have been my most worn summer pieces this year. I know it’s been said too many times – but black really does go with everything! I’m looking forward to wearing these on repeat again, now that warm weather is returning to Perth!