Fashion is as defined by it don’ts as it is by it dos. Fashion is also highly defined by being a pleasant contradiction by making don’ts dos. Please don’t be alarmed by the two phrases; it actually is quite simple. Red flags like white after Labor Day, brown with black, stone washed denim or mixed patterns still have the potential to shine. The stylish have found a way to reverse faux pas and transform them into chic trends and wonderful finds.
The lesson today is transparency. Before, being able to see your bra or some extra skin was a desperate call for attention. Now, when done strategically and tastefully, having a bit of a peek-a-boo is a total wow factor. This Fashionista presents the perfect example of having fun with transparent pieces. Her black floral blouse has enough pattern to shadow her bodice but the slight prominence of her black bra really balances the whole ensemble. Paired with cigarette black jeans and boots she looks effortless with a modern cool. It really creates the ability to play with contrast, even with things like the brightness of your hair and the creaminess of your skin.
You want to appear stylish, not obviously provocative. There is a sense of appropriateness be sure to show off in the right place. Always have the right intimate wear like a bandeau, leotard, and lingerie because the headlights aren't an option. When you do find the perfect moment it’s amazing to find the subtle variations of see through apparel. Be daring on campus with a pocket blouse paired with sleek khakis and dustbowl boot. Go downtown cool with a trellis top paired with leather leggings and killer footwear. Be fashion week ready with a chiffon maxi skirt and your favorite furs. For sweet cocktails at Cha Cha Lounge go for a lace appliqué dress with a pointy-toe heel. If you’re taking a stroll down Abbot Kinney go for an oversized sweater and wide legged denim. In the end it’s a no brainier. It’s sheer genius to be a little daring and show a little more in the fashion world.