This spring it’s okay to let it all hang out. What I mean is that the amount of sheer fabrics on the runway was enough to make Madonna blush. Couple that with the whole “underwear as outerwear” trend and you’re in for a serious game of peek-a-boo –and I’m not talking the version you play with your niece.
While this trend may seem a bit risque and a little overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Adding a little sheer fabric to your outfit is a great way to show skin in an unexpected manner. It’s sexy without being totally obvious. Just make sure to apply this trend in small doses. And NEVER wear a sheer bottom unless, of course, you’re frolicking on the beaches of St. Tropez. (I know that seems self explanatory, but one can never be too careful).
I’ve recreated one of my favorite outfits almost to a T (the shirt is a different color, multiply my A&A bangles by about 5 and add 1) for an easy and appropriate option – and so you can look just like me:
1. Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Long Sleeve Blouse, $98, 2. Free People Lace Trim Bandeau, $28, 3. 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Super Skinny in Double Knit, $169, 4. Alex and Ani Love Charm Bracelet Set, $78.50, 5. Jimmy Choo Madame Metallic Leather Sandals, $725
This outfit is also great for a “day to night” transition. Layer a scarf and either a waterfall cardigan or boyfriend blazer for day and then remove scarf and outerwear to party all night. Don’t forget to revisit my sheer “Do’s and Don’ts.”