S/S 2012 Challenge #3: Sheer Delights

“One part provocative, one part ultra sophisticated, sheer looks rule the runways.” net-a-porter

There is something very sexy, very feminine, yet flirty about the sheer fabric. Investing in a good quality piece will give you good use for years to come I promise you that; and this applies to even the most conservative of us lot.

miu miu heels

Suggested investment: 1 sheer chiffon blouse; 7 chic ways to take you throughout the week (layer on for the colder seasons):

  1. Work: underneath a pants or skirt suit; or buttoned up without the jacket
  2. Girls night-out: with mini skirt, tights, power heels, and metallic clutch
  3. Hot date: above-the-knee flowy skirt, hot heels, and a flirty personality
  4. Barbeque: throw a vest on top and cut-offs
  5. Brunch: pair it with shorts, boyfriend blazer, and flats
  6. Meet the parents/teachers: boot-cut dark denim and satchel
  7. Girl about town: skinnies and It bag

These tips will apply to any blouse you pick; whether it’s long/short sleeve, sleeveless, patterned, with details like ruffles, pussy bow, or plain. I prefer wearing a lace cami underneath the sheer blouse but its completely your choice according to occasion.

Hair bun

Sure (sheer), with just a blouse, you’d have already updated your spring/summer 2012 wardrobe; but let’s not neglect the sheer counterparts and the ways you can rock it:

Skirt – maxi or dipped hem, the lining underneath must cover your bottom; options are:

  • loose sweater worn off one shoulder
  • fitted tank and biker jacket
  • loose tank and statement necklace
  • corset and boyfriend blazer

Dress – protect your modesty but show enough to keep some mystery; dresses can be:

  • only sheer at the sleeves
  • lace
  • mix fabric with tulle or silk-blends
Paired with heels, nice clutch, beautiful heels and you’re on your way to chic-ville.


Outfit: Top/Bottom: Song + Kelly (nice styles here, and here), Shoes: Miu Miu, Clutch: Warehouse, Accessories: Colette Accessories, Chanel

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About apopofpurple

A self-professed shoe-a-holic who would be in maxi gowns 24/7 if she could! www.apopofpurple.wordpress.com
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4 Responses to S/S 2012 Challenge #3: Sheer Delights

  1. Really love the back of that top. Gorgeous and classy.

  2. Linda says:

    Good tips

  3. It can be difficult to do sheer anything, but by pairing a sheer top with a conservative skirt, you made it look very classy!


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