It’s Too Hot for Sweatpants—Wear One of These Super Cute Onesies Instead
We feel you: There’s not much fashion inspo when you’re only pacing from room to room, and excitement is a mad dash through the supermarket wearing a hazmat suit. But it’s getting hot around here, and we’re looking for a summertime replacement for our beloved sweatpants. Et voilà, the onesies on offer from Smash + Tess are our new go-to item. This company, a collab between an L.A. mom and her Canadian daughter, makes a wide range of one-piece knit onesies, jumpsuits, rompers—each one impossibly soft. And besides making cute clothes, the brand has created a new way to wear face masks (more on that below). Here’s what you need to know about the rayon-covered goodness of Smash + Tess.
No zipper, no buttons, no problem. That's the story with the Sunday Romper, the pull-on onesie that is made of super soft rayon woven from bamboo and cotton. While the loose torso on the garment looks very “behind the counter at the yoga studio,” we’d pair this with a chunky belt when we’re heading out on errands. And later, when we’re brunching and otherwise raging through the town, we’d pile on a scarf and a necklace or two to jazz up the deep scoop neck. Bonus: The material is washable (just lay flat to dry), so you can wear it in heavy rotation without trips to the dry cleaner.
“Romperalls” are cut like overalls, except done up in an ikat print, and roomy enough to layer a tee, tank or a tube top underneath. And like many of Smash + Tess designs, it comes in a matching kid's version, because you have to snap those precious selfies before they’re too old to let you.
Leopard + shorts + silky rayon = summertime, in an outfit. This style has a four-inch drop crotch plus a two-inch inseam, so it’s easy to slip out of (say if you wanted to jump into a pool) and easy to pull back on (like if you’re getting out of your workout clothes at the gym). But even if pools and gyms seem like a fantasy during your homebound times, these “short romperalls” get our vote for best-lolling-around-the-house look.
And if the perfect knock-around-the-apartment outfit isn’t enough, here's Smash + Tess's coolest item, the LuLove headband. It's a wide jersey band with a button sewn on each side to hang a hospital-style mask on, and thereby save essential workers, whose poor ears were getting sore and raw from long hours under the elastic. And bonus—the sizable band can be worn right over those hair-color-free roots that are showing up after weeks without a trip to the salon. Genius.