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If you ever find yourself in L.A. on a weekend when the Rose Bowl Flea Market is taking place (i.e., the second Sunday of every month), I highly recommend you go. And not because the vintage clothing and unique furniture selections are incredible, but because it offers the best people-watching experience in all of California (and possibly the United States). It was there that I came to fully realize just how huge the boilersuit trend is. These one-pieces were everywhere, and it made me want to buy another five or six to add to the two I already own. 

So, taking a hint from the ladies of L.A., we unearthed seven styling ideas, so we can all pull off this tricky jumpsuit trend, just like a SoCal fashionista.

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woman wearing a beige boilersuit
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Complement a Neutral Suit with Bright Accessories

There’s nothing better than a good tan-on-beige color palette, but mixing too many basic hues can turn you into a bland blob, especially if you’ve opted for a looser boilersuit. Add a much-needed pop of color to your ensemble with vibrant orange heels or an emerald green handbag. And don’t be timid: You can rock at least two to three of these colorful accoutrements without going overboard. 

Get the look: L'Academie jumpsuit ($188); ModCloth bag ($60); Stuart Weitzman heels ($398)

woman wearing a boiler suit and black belt
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Nip in Your Waist With a Contrasting Belt

Speaking of the dreaded blob effect, cinching a belt at your waist will ensure your figure doesn’t get lost in all that fabric. Bonus points if it’s in a completely different color and material than your jumpsuit.

Get the look: ASOS jumpsuit ($76); RVCA belt ($24); Everlane T-shirt ($18); Brahmin bag ($255); Lucky Brand boots ($135)

woman wearing a red boilersuit
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Unzip All the Way to There (But Also Be Sure to Layer)

Another way to break up a single block of color? Unbutton or unzip the top of your suit, stopping at the waist. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your cutest T-shirt, so consider going for a contrast of color or texture.

Get the look: I.AM.GIA jumpsuit ($220); Alternative Apparel turtleneck ($54); Boyish Jeans denim jacket ($188); FEED Projects bag ($298); Raye boots ($116)

woman wearing a white boilersuit
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Add a Pair of Sleek White Booties

Nancy Sinatra-approved ankle boots can help elevate pretty much any look, even a casual retro jumpsuit. Even better if your suit is all white, too. It creates one long, lean line, from shoulder to toe.

Get the look: Lucky Brand jumpsuit ($119); Mango booties ($120)

caroline wearing a printed boilersuit
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Try a Patterned Version

Bold blooms, pinstripes and polka dots are cheerful and stylish prints to be covered in…and they also ensure no one confuses you for a car wash attendant.

Get the look: La Vie Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit ($295); Express jacket ($70); Honeycomb at Home bag ($17); ALDO sneakers ($42)

sarah harris wearing a green boilersuit
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Keep Things Nice and Simple

Sometimes, all you need are beachy waves and easy slip-on sandals. It truly doesn’t get more SoCal than that, ladies and gents.

Get the look: Grey State jumpsuit ($198); Olukai sandals ($100)

woman wearing a black boilersuit
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Or Dress It Up With Sexy Classics

Who says you can’t rock this mechanic-approved trend on date night? Add a sexy touch with strappy nude or metallic sandals and a sleek mini bag with a chain shoulder strap for a look that’s equal parts tough and flirty.

Get the look: Topshop jumpsuit ($100); Valentino bag ($945); Dolce Vita heels ($120)

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