Black is no longer anything close to ordinary or basic. Sheer fabric tops are a huge trend currently and can easily be carried over into fall. Add some sheer elements to a black tee and you get an amazing twist on a basic standby. The sheer trend may seem scary, but it can be extremely sophisticated. It is important to make sure you are comfortable with the level of sheerness you are sporting so play around with different styles and elements to find the perfect level of sheer for you. One great way of playing with the trend is by incorporating layering.
Layering has been a huge notch on fashion’s belt and the idea is not going anywhere soon. A sheer black top can be an excellent addition for a fan of layering. For example, why put away your cute camisoles until next year when you can wear them under a sheer black top instantly adding new looks to your wardrobe?
One great example of a top that utilizes sheer to its’ advantage is the Lace Tank with a Pocket top in Black available now by Collective Concepts. The daring woman could choose to wear this as is or could choose to layer a colored tank underneath for a bright pop of color. To bring this tank into fall and cooler temperatures, adding another layer over the top is the perfect solution to keeping the sheer trend in a not-so-obvious way. Bringing a top like the Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by designer Velvet by Graham & Spencer is a fun way to make the look a bit more casual and also weather appropriate for colder weather. This cardigan is long and is flared in front. It is also in a great purple shade so it looks great paired with black and a number of other colors.
Another example for the woman who does not want to go too sheer with the trend would be to try the Textured Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie Sweater by Splendid. The sheerness of this sweater is extremely subtle but a bright colored tank underneath would pop through just enough to get the trend effect. This sweater is lightweight enough to wear to cool days on the beach. When you layer with this sweater you can easily incorporate a long sleeve top, short sleeve top or a tank top giving you versatility practically year round. It also is a hoodie which gives it a great casual look. This literally opens up a variety of styles and colors that can be paired with this great lightweight sweater.
Hopefully all of these examples give you some great ideas of how to incorporate sheer clothing into your closet and finding that perfect sheer black blouse or how to utilize layering with your existing wardrobe. Sheer can be difficult if you are not sure how to wear it, but playing around and finding out what works for you can make turn this trend from difficult to everyday ready!