sheer genius

We are in that unique little niche of fall here in Seattle, before the wind & rain blow us sideways and the puffy coats and Hunter boots come out again.  Its nice enough to show off a little of the fall fashion without being bundle to the hilt, and the sheer trend is perfect for right now.
Last spring I purchased a sheer peach blouse from H&M and then layered a black tank underneath it which had a Chanel feel to it--I wanted to skip the tank and just wear a black bra....but something told me I was a bit too old to pull this off--sometimes I can push the envelope but in the case I think it would just push me back.
Since the blouse is very prominent this season, it is a good idea to refresh your layering tanks--I like the jersey style ones that have a longer fit to them--you can find them everywhere in many price points and can even get them as shaper if you have the need for that.  I like just the basic ones--get a couple of black, white & grey basics--I wear them whether you can see them or not with almost everything.
The sheer maxi skirt that debuted this spring is still a great look into fall, and at Paris Fashion Week lingerie inspired skirts, dresses, shorts and tops were prominent for Spring/Summer 2012.  Some of these skirts come with a built in shorts which is brilliant. Today I have my black Woolford opaque leggings underneath my sheer maxi skirt and then a black Theory sweater dress that hits mid thigh over the top of the skirt.  I threw on my black leather motorcycle jacket, ballet flats and a bright scarf and am good to go.
Transparent clothing is a classy & cool trend that works as long as you show a little and leave the rest to the imagination.  Come on, show me what you've got.


  1. You need to post a pic:) sounds inspiring!

  2. I know! Working on that part this blog...thanks for your input! I need to get my camera out.


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