For the spring and summer fashion of 2017, we have been noticing the vast amount of exposure that the gauzy trend is bringing to the style table. (Pun intended.) If cutouts and sheer panels scare you a little bit, that’s okay, because there are ways to make this fit for a more refined sensibility.
While attending New York Fashion Week last fall, I attended Oxford Fashion Studios runway shows featuring up-and-coming designers from around the world. One such designer was Angie Y. who started her eponymous line in NYC in 2013. Her looks for spring and summer echo the bio on her website, which states that she “is passionate about expressing her taste through the language of fashion.” I couldn’t agree more. Her layering of see-through items with floaty dresses and other pieces made for a very wearable and chic runway show, which is represented in my photographs below. Look at one of the last looks that came down the runway in her show. It was basically a sheer top over a tank top and high waist shorts. Not only is this look fun, but it’s very simple to replicate.
You certainly don’t have to bare it all to bring the sheer style movement into your own wardrobe. While at Goodwill you should look for sheer blouses, tunics and other pieces that are lightweight and easily layered. Within 5 minutes of walking into my local Goodwill store, I found this translucent ivory blouse with some great pearl detailing on the collar and cuffs. It was $3.99 and could be layered over a tank or camisole for your own version of this hot trend.
Remember, by shopping at Goodwill you can allow yourself to take fashion risks by paying less for things you might not be so sure about at the time—all while supporting our mission. That, my friends, is clearly beautiful!