Outfit Inspiration: Sultry and Sheer
Oct 3, 2012
Our outfit today is a bit of a change from the usual. Some of you will consider it too racy, others will see it as sultry. It all depends on your perspective, but what kind of fashion blogger would I be, if from time to time, I didn’t try something new?
Stuck in a rut, that’s what I’d be.
Necklace: Fani Isabella Handmade Necklace ($146), Top: See by Chloe Navy Sheer Blouse ($192), Skirt: J.CREW Collection Sequin and Tweed Pencil Skirt ($250) Bag: DKNY Zebra Clutch ($220) Bracelet: Stretch Chain Cuff ($62) Lingerie: Isolde Bralette ($38)
This outfit has a lot of style. It mixes navy and black, a tricky but chic combination. It takes a sheer blouse that is all business and makes it sexy. And then, it pulls the whole look together with a striped clutch and a chunky, beaded necklace.
I opted for a tweed skirt with sequins instead of a liquid sequin skirt, just because I would get more mileage out of the tweed. But if you go out on the town regularly, the sequin might be a worthwhile addition to your closet. This Calvin Klein skirt from Macy’s is $90, and this skirt from Kohl’s is $30.
The sheer navy blouse is to die for. I’d add a basic black pencil and a seamless navy tank to wear it to work. This SEE by Chloe blouse is great, but a little out of my price range. This Marc Jacobs shirt from Bluefly is much better at $90.
Personally, I love the way the scalloped edges of the bra show through the sheer top. And since the model isn’t a large-chested woman, and everything seems to be covered, I don’t find it to be that risqué. Daring, but not overly racy. But everyone should dress for their own comfort, and this look certainly isn’t for everyone. This camisole has a hint of lace, so you get a hint of texture but full coverage.
The accessories for this outfit are key. I love the chunky beaded necklace in the photo, and the one in the set is my favorite one that I found, but this multi-strand necklace from Galam is also nice at an easy $24 price. I couldn’t find anything similar to the striped bag (at least, not anything under-$1,000), so I decided to work a bit of zebra into the look. (This flap clutch has a similar look to the DKNY for just $45.) And last but not least, a large gold bracelet finishes out the ensemble.
I would wear this outfit to a friend’s birthday or drinks with some of my fashion blog pals. It’s nice to try something new once in awhile, it keeps things fresh and helps you figure out which fashions you do or don’t like.