STYLE GURU STYLE: Peek-A-Boo

Happy Thursday Fashionistas and Fashionistos! I’ve been through a time where I was all about the sheer button-down shirts; I owned tons of sheer shirts in a variety of colors and patterns. Now, I’m all about the peek-a-boo trend and I prefer tops with a touch of sheer rather than being completely sheer. Sheer has been incorporated into bottoms as well; for example, I’ve been seeing skirts with a sheer stripe along the bottom allowing a bit more skin to peek out.

I feel as if I didn’t have much of a chance to whip out the classic leather jacket because it went from winter straight to summer. Although I couldn’t strut my leather jacket, I’ve found the perfect solution: a leather vest. With inspiration from the Balmain spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, I put together an outfit consisting of both leather and some sheer fabric to follow the peek-a-boo trend. In this collection, there was a lot of skin shown using transparent fabrics and geometric patterns while tying in hints of leather and embellishments. The collection was the perfect mix of clothing that could easily transition from spring to summer because of the airy, sheer pieces. I also adore the color choice and how a monochromatic palette with vibrant pops of the three primary colors was used.

Shirts with contrasting color, fabric or pattern panels have been catching my eyes these days, which is why I had to buy this shirt once I laid eyes on it. Aside from being inspired by the collection, I wanted to add something that would change the vibe of the outfit. This outfit, without the vest, was a bit too girly for me so I wanted to add something that would edge it up a little. Personally, I don’t have just one style—my edgy outfits will have a peek of lace and my boho outfits will have a touch of grunge. I am pretty much a melting pot of styles. This is why I used the Balmain collection as my first inspiration; it’s a mixture of different styles with the variety of fabrics and patterns.

Get My Look: 1. Leather vest. 2. White contrast sheer dress. 3. Espadrilles.