Thursday, June 21, 2012

What to Wear with a Sheer Maxi Skirt

Sheer clothing can be quite intimating especially when it comes to sheer skirts, because really who wants to show their undies to the world? The simple solution to sheer skirts are of course slips.  Easy to pair up with and hide-- they come in nudes, black, and white. But after all this is a fashion blog and I'm not all about easy solutions. Two of my favorite fun funky ways of wearing sheer skirts are with a colorful mini underneath or wearing a body fitting tunic dress.
What to Wear with a Sheer Skirt

1. The Tunic Dress. This is probably the easiest to pull off since you don't have to worry about trying to find a top, you have it all there. Pick a more fitting tunic dress and that doesn't have ridges or ruffles. A simple bodycon dress like the American Apparel cotton spandex jersey dress would do the trick.You can go nude colored or more bold to show some pop of color. I'm a fan of wedges with maxi skirts so pull in simple accessories for your look.

I had fun pulling this look off myself recently. I bought this American Apparel white maxi skirt at the Warehouse Sale (for those of you in NYC yes it is still going on!). I went for a pretty ballerina look using my New York and Company tunic as a underlay. 

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

Tunic: New York and Company
Skirt: American Apparel
Shoes: Aerosoles
Bag: Zara (old)
Headband worn around my bun: H&M (old)
Necklace: H&M
Suglasses: Local Brooklyn Boutique

2. Brightly Colored Mini Skirt. Want a more fun bold look? Pull in a bodycon mini skirt in a bold color. Doing it under a sheer skirt (especially one that is nude or white) will give the whole look a fun overlay. It will also help tone down something bright but have a peek-a-boo effect. Make sure to chose a bodycon skirt that doesn't have any textures, you want to keep it smooth. If you're daring try one with print! Keep your accessories sleek and clean.

When in doubt....pair it with a bathing suit! It is summer after all! And Liz of Late Afternoon pulled this look off fantastically!

photo from Late Afternoon

What do you think of the sheer skirt? How would you wear it? 


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  2. fine!!

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  4. Ahhhh, this solves the question in my head! I've always wanted long skirts but I always questioned myself how in the world will I wear it LOL

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  5. Such a cute look! Loving the all white and your sunnies!

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  6. Love the way you styled it.

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  7. Love that maxi! So clean and simple. Would be interested to see what it looks like with a bright color underneath as well!

  8. wow wow wow you look sooo gorgeous! like a greek goddess :)

  9. ooo I love your bag! you rock white so well.

  10. I love this post! I've often wondered about ways to rock a sheer skirt, and these suggestions are great. I love how you styled your all-white sheer look.

    Sea and Swank

  11. lovely! ya sheer is in but sometimes they do make it TOO sheer haha

  12. Great idea honey,I love my sheer skirts;) And I looove your all white outfit!;)

  13. you just inspired me. i never thought that maxi skirt combined with similar colored staples will work this beautifully!


  14. Perfect skirt !
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  15. Thanks for the tips! I've seen skirts like this in a few shops, but never knew how to wear it without showing too much haha

  16. I like your outfit!

    xo Jennifer

  17. Really enjoying your blog and outfit posts!

    xx, Callia.

  18. I love the all white look! you are stunning

  19. I really like the idea of wearing a bright colored mini under a sheer maxi skirt! I'd never thought of that, and I'm definately going to try it!

  20. you look so pretty !! love the necklace! oh, and the bag looks so vintage, i love it!!!

  21. This is so stunning! Love the off-white tones and the tutorial too - you totally nailed it!

    Alexandra xo

  22. You look amazing!! love your outfit!

  23. From one obsessed maxi skirt lover to another, I LOVE this post :) Any style inspiration I can get for my maxi skirts the better, I have a few sheer ones as well and normally wear them one way so need to mix it up a little better.

    Anna xo

  24. Love this all white look and sheerness. So the vibe I want all summer long in this heat! Exchange links? xo

  25. love this white outfit :)


  26. Love it! simple but lovely :)


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