Nelly may have rung in 2002 with his hit, “Hot in Herre,” and while I completely agree that the song is a perfect reflection of summertime weather. We all know that: one, yes, it does get hot enough in Florida to have the urge to take off our clothes, and that two, no, that is not socially acceptable.
Here to fix all summer and heat-related issues, seasonal styles have reintroduced and reemphasized the cutout trend. Without exposing too much skin – save that for Snooki and the rest of the Jersey Shore cast – the trend gives Fashionistas a chance to show just the right amount.
Take note, Fashionistas: Cutout placement is key. Although the trend has been highly associated with evening looks, it has been remodeled for daylight this season. While cutouts at the shoulders are more appropriate for daytime, more intricate cutouts are, undoubtedly, headliners in the party attire category.
Ringing in romper season accordingly, this Fashionista chose a black lace piece featuring a slight geometric cutout underneath the chest. Proving a unique way to style the cutout trend, the versatile playsuit’s youthful silhouette is balanced proportionately by the dark-toned lace overlay.
Adding a color-infused pop to her look, this Fashionista’s choice of layered, tribal-inspired necklaces further enhanced the look’s playful edge. Keeping attention to the romper’s upper half with notable accessories, this Fashionista still allowed the unique cutout to make a statement by straying from long, stringy necklaces.
Functional and fun, rompers in distinct tones and unusual fabrics work as unexpected substitutes to classic little black dresses for nights out. Adding nighttime appeal to the look, the dusky playsuit was paired with matching black wedges. For a look more suitable for daytime, Fashionistas may opt for embellished flats or ultra-girly sandals.
The warm weather is practically a call for a little skin. I do, however, recommend some strong SPF in the sun, unless fearless Fashionistas want to rock some tan lines as eccentric as the cutout trend itself.