How to Wear it: Layered Sheers

Sheer has never been chicer. Dress it up or down. Make it flirty or casual. If you’re up for the challenge, the experts from Harem & Company, MODERN Society and Torn Boutique share tips for how to take sheer styles off the runway and onto the streets of 4

Written By Rebekah Olson

Mar 2018

Photo by Brandon Alms

Get the Look

Look 1: Gentle Fawn Almeda duster, $89, and Gentle Fawn Mavis miniskirt, $59, both at MODERN Society; Z Supply pocket tee, $25, Best Fashion Lotus open toe flat, $38, both at Torn Boutique 

Look 2: Abby Glass Tulla Tunic, $369, and Kenneth Cole Jonaie slip-ons, $140, both at Harem & Company; The Fray denim skirt, $29, and Belle handbag, $57, both at Torn Boutique
Look 3: Elie Tahari Roslyn sweater, $398, and Kenneth Cole Jonaie slip-ons, $140, both at Harem & Company; The Fray denim skirt, $29 at Torn Boutique

Look 4: J. Dosi black blouse $369; Robert Rodriguez skirt $345; Vincent Comito Kolissa, sling backs $99 all available at Harem & Company
DO: Buy Staple Pieces
“Start by choosing a [sheer] piece that is versatile: a solid short- or long-sleeved piece that you can use in multiple ways. Or, opt for a sheer kimono style that you can layer over a number of things, such as a dress or shorts and a T-shirt.”—Andrea Pena with MODERN Society 

DON’T: Stick to Black 
“Yes, we all love [sheer black], but a sheer color can look chic and fresh. Think beyond black and explore sheer pieces in crisp white, pastels, vibrant colors and jewel tones.”—Tammy Kirks with Harem & Company

DO: Look for Sheer Embellishments 
“I personally like sheer embellishments, like unexpected sheer panels in skirts and pants. Or even sheer socks! It gives your look a flirty vibe.”—Carissa Greenlee with Torn Boutique

DON’T: Overdo Sheer Styles at Work
“Don’t wear sheer to work unless you have made it completely appropriate.”—A.P.

DO: Keep It Conservative
“In a more conservative [work] environment, layer sheer over classic blouses or choose sweaters with sheer sleeves. Keep the sheer areas at a minimum.”—T.K.

DO: Pair It with High-Waisted Pants
“I love a good high-waisted pant with a sheer shirt or bodysuit tucked in and a cute bra or bralette under it.”—A.P.

DO: Sport It with a Crop Top
“It’s easier to bare your midriff if you layer something sheer over or under [your crop top]. It’ll give you some coverage while still keeping the look.”—C.G.

DON’T: Limit Yourself to Clothing
“Don’t limit yourself to just clothing. Look for sheer accents on shoes and handbags as well.”—T.K.

DON’T: Expose Yourself
“Don’t let the sheer items worn on the bottom portion of your body expose your panties. Be sure to wear appropriate layers that cover the bum.”—C.G.

DO: Layer Pieces in Unexpected Ways
“Layering sheer pieces can create interest in a look without bulk. Layer two [sheer] tops together, preferably in different colors, to create a new look. Or, wear a long, sheer skirt over shorts or a miniskirt for a fresh evening style. [You can] make that same outfit daytime appropriate with sneakers and a jean jacket. It’s all about the unexpected.”—T.K.

DON’T: Forget About the Details
“Wear a sheer that has a little bit of detail, like embroidered stars.”—A.P.
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