Bodysuits have been around for quite a while, but over the past year or so they’ve become more popular than ever–and rightfully so. They never come untucked when layered under pants or a skirt–which is one of my biggest pet peeves because it looks so sloppy!–and they are super easy to dress up or dress down.

Lately, I’ve been loving a solid bodysuit paired with light wash mom jeans; it is the perfect combo because tight-fitting bodysuits add a little sex appeal to an otherwise mundane pair of jeans. For a night out I opt for a low-cut bodysuit. I love, love, love this backless one pictured from American Apparel. (When it comes to bodysuits, AA is your one-stop shop. Trust me.)

For a more casual daytime look, I’ll pair a scoop-neck bodysuit with the same mom jeans (which are also from American Apparel, by the way) and an oversized cardigan. I tend to go for basic colors most of the time, so I like to spice things up with a couple necklaces and a pair of statement shoes (I’m really into patterned booties at the moment). But, that’s just me. This season it seems just about everyone is putting her own spin on bodysuits.

Style stars such as supermodel Bella Hadid and blogger Katrina Brodsky favor the square neckline of Are You Am I’s Kimia Body Suit, which is undeniably sexy, stylish and–most importantly–versatile. While Brodsky rocks Kimia with a pair of faded, baggy Levi’s, Hadid opts for an ultra girly denim mini. Both babes keep their looks relatively simple, proving less is more. Minimal accessories and embellishments allow the focus to remain on the woman, rather than on the outfit.

Brodsky also takes up some real estate on the more daring end of the spectrum in an edgy catsuit. With the help of a skin-tight, full-length bodysuit, the LA-based blogger aces this year’s “athleisure” trend. A cropped gray sweatshirt adds to the sporty vibe; black heeled boots, a coordinating handbag and loose beach waves keep things a little more feminine.

Speaking of athleisure, blogger Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What turned heads when she layered a tracksuit over a black fishnet bodysuit. The look as a whole may not be for everyone, but like most bodysuits on the market, this fishnet piece–which features a sleek turtleneck and extended sleeves–easily matches even the simplest things you already own.

Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski, aka Em Rata, gave all her Instagram followers major heart eyes when she posted two consecutive snapshots of herself rocking lacy bodysuits (first a white one, then a black one). While the mirror selfie leaves little to the imagination, her bedroom hair is on point and her makeup is flawless. In the second shot, however, the 25-year-old SoCal native rocks a statement fur coat and an awesome pair of mom jeans over a black lace number–an outfit that truly embodies her seemingly effortless sex appeal.

Day or night, casual or dolled up, there is one thing all of these looks have in common: a neutral color palette. Believe it or not, black, white, gray and traditional denim are the only hues the hottest tastemakers need to create flawless looks from head to toe. And with a bodysuit, this season’s must-have, putting together a killer outfit has never been easier.

There are tons–I mean tons–of bodysuits on the market right now, at any price and in every style imaginable. Below, I gathered some of the best bodysuit inspo I could find, as well as links to a variety of stunning suits to get your hands on.

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Bella Hadid in Kimia [source:]

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Danielle Bernstein in a fishnet bodysuit by up-and-coming designer Danielle Guizio [source:]

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Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit, American Apparel, $25

Cotton Spandex Tank Bodysuit, American Apparel, $26

2×2 Rib Square Tank Bodysuit, American Apparel, $27

Cotton Spandex Jersey Unitard, American Apparel, $38

Kimia Body Suit, Are You Am I, $119

So Fresh Mesh Bodysuit, Free People, $30

She’s A Babe Bodysuit, Free People, $48

Maya Bodysuit, Brandy Melville, $24

Cynthia Bodysuit, Brandy Melville, $30

Reina Velvet Bodysuit, Brandy Melville, $22

Fishnet Turtleneck Bodysuit, Danielle Guizio, $63


Vinyl pants are popping up everywhere I look lately. As soon as I saw fellow blogger Tessa Barton in a flashy red pair, I knew I had to get my hands on some of my own. Even though I think Barton’s fire engine red trousers are ah-mazing, I decided a jet black pair would be more practical for my everyday life–and who knows? I may end up loving these so much that I invest in a red pair down the road.

But for now, I’ve been having so much fun styling this black pair, which has zipper details across each leg. It is pretty cold where I currently live in West Virginia (with a mild day here and there), so mainly I’ve been juxtaposing these biker-inspired, structured trousers with chunky knit sweaters and feminine faux furs. Even though they are definitely a statement piece, these bad boys are super versatile; they work well with just about anything. And, yes–they are very comfortable.

Because layering is super important both for keeping warm and for putting together a killer outfit, I find that dainty, lacy camisoles make the perfect finishing touch on this look. Then, I add my go-to black booties for a little height; after all, my legs are definitely the focal point in these pants.

I polished off the ensemble with a couple shiny necklaces, including my rose gold nameplate, and as always, undone hair so it wouldn’t distract from the outfit. When warmer weather rolls in, I know these pants will look totally hot with a vintage t-shirt, red lips and a big, dry shampoo-induced rockstar mane.

Faux fur coat (not pictured), Free People, no longer available

Turtleneck sweater, Brandy Melville, $38

Patent finish pants, thrifted

Chelsea boots (not pictured), Free People, $128

Layered necklace, Free People, $28


Admittedly, I am way more into secondhand shopping and thrifting than I’m into hitting the mall. Recently, I picked up a few major scores, and thanks to Poshmark, I was able to find a vegan suede fringe jacket–for $20, nonetheless. While I was on the hunt for a camel moto jacket, I spotted this Western-inspired piece and decided it would make a stylish alternative to a biker one. After all, I already own a black moto jacket, so why not change things up a bit?

I was instantly able to think up a ton of cute outfits with pieces already in my closet. From this season’s must-have bodysuit-and-mom-jeans combo to a smokin’ hot “athleisure” getup, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to styling this gorgeous statement jacket.

On this particular day, however, I decided to play it safe with gray and black underneath; in my opinion gray, black and tan look really elegant together, so this outfit was totally a match made in heaven for me. A simple, soft v-neck allows a lacy bralette to peek through, while high-waist skinny jeans and sock booties give the look a sleeker vibe.

Vegan suede jacket with fringe, thrifted, $20

Bralette, Free People, $38

Easy Jeans, American Apparel, $78

Sock booties (not pictured), Topshop, $70


Skinny scarves are having a major moment this season, and to be 100 percent honest, I am completely here for it. I used to think I was all about chunky knit scarves and plaid blanket scarves, but style stars like Lou Doillon completely changed the way I see the accessory. Because I wear a ton of black, white and gray, I purchased a tan skinny scarf from Revolve last month; so far I absolutely love the texture this suede piece brings to basics like shirt dresses and silky pajama tops (another huge trend this season)!

Lou Doillon for Rockins [source: Instagram user @rockinshq]

On this reasonably mild January day I decided to pair the skinny scarf with a crisp white shirt dress, gray ribbed tights and black leather sock booties, this season’s It shoe. This look was perfect for a long day on campus; it is simple and clean, yet stylish and modern. All the pieces are versatile and somewhat plain, but they create an effortlessly chic model-off-duty ensemble when they come together.

I definitely plan on styling this look with fishnets and heeled booties (and maybe a little cleavage!) for a night out. As soon as I ditch the skinny scarf and let my hair out of its top knot, this outfit can definitely go from classroom to cocktails. For daytime, however, I find it is much better to forgo the flashy accessories and choose something slightly more modest. While a sultry, smoky eye and flirty nude lips would suit this look in the evening, minimal makeup is definitely the move during daylight hours.

Shirt dress, thrifted

Skinny scarf, Revolve

Ribbed tights, American Apparel, no longer available

Sock booties, Topshop