Mesh?!?! This material immediately gives me flashbacks of the 80’s when I was trying to emulate my role model, Madonna. It can be a scary thing to wear. If done wrong, you can look like you belong on the Fashion Police segment Starlet or Streetwalker. However, when it’s done right, it can be demure and very chic. It’s a great way to show just enough skin to draw interest but keep them guessing about what’s underneath. I’m loving the way designers are taking mesh to the next level. A one-piece swimsuit with mesh paneling is the perfect example of subtle sexiness for the lady who doesn’t want to bare it all in a string bikini. Also, wearing a mesh pump can be slimming by elongating the appearance of your legs. Mesh designs have always been common in athletic wear but now have a more sophisticated look and a cut-out mesh dress will make you a show-stoppper at any formal event. So, don’t be scared. Go ahead and get fresh with mesh this summer!
The arrival of a new season means new trends and one of the hottest trends this spring are crop tops. Most crop tops have a boxy silhouette which isn’t always flattering which is why I love the bustier crop top. It’s sexy and feminine but can be intimidating for many women to wear. If styled the wrong way, one could be confused for a streetwalker so here is some advice on how to style this trend. I chose this black and white lace bustier crop top by Topshop. The color was easy to style and the lace made it a little more interesting. Sporty chic is going to be big this spring as well and adding a ladylike touch to a men’s fashion inspired look is always cool. A silky bomber jacket, leather jogger pants, and wedge sneakers will help create a feminine yet sporty feel. You can add this bustier underneath a sophisticated white suit to add a little sexy for a nice dinner date. Lastly, you can take your crop top to all the many festivals that come with warm weather. Just add some high-waisted shorts, booties, and a moto jacket and you’re good to go!
Do you dare try this trend? If so, how will you style it. I’d love to feature your looks on the blog!