If there’s one staple in my closet that I couldn’t live without, it would have to be my many loose, plain T-shirts. I dress these up, down and around—sometimes I can even wear them to sleep, which probably isn’t the best thing. I’ve learned to try to work around this a bit by finding the same style and silhouette in different textures. This way, I can rock the T-shirt in a new way I haven’t already. The Milly spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection was not only a lovely palette of black, white and some standout colors, but it was a mecca of cool new ways to wear mesh pieces. This is where I drew my inspiration to get a little creative with my choice in tops. Her pieces were styled in a classy, feminine way that took this texture to a whole new level.
I feel like in the past, mesh has often been overlooked for an array of reasons. Because of this, I took my mesh T-shirt and tried to change the mesh stigma for the better. I went for a menswear-inspired, almost business casual look. Who would have thought that just maybe one day you could take mesh to the office—well, a casual one.
This awesome white, mesh (of course) T-shirt can be styled so many ways that would drastically change the look, but I opted to pair it with some structured navy and white striped shorts that I’m obsessed with. I’m excited to wear it again with maybe a loose black midi skirt or my black culottes. I chose some patent leather pointy flats and my usual gold jewelry to top it off. My blue nails also make an appearance, which is great because I love a cool color pop.
This look mainly should inspire you to not only liven up a simple go-to piece, but also to take that piece and try to use it in unexpected ways. One of my favorite styles and things about fashion is the freedom to take completely opposite styles and throw them together. I usually fall in love with the contrast—sometimes opposites do attract!