Currently Craving: Sheer

Currently Craving: Sheer
When I saw sheer pieces grace the Spring 2014 runways, I was already excited to start shopping for light, gauzy fabrics (even though it was barely just fall). Some of my favorite designers, from Nina Ricci to Balenciaga to Calvin Klein Collection, all showed gorgeous sheer looks. The best part of this trend is that it looks as great as it feels: Sheer pieces are perfectly ladylike, and they feel cool to wear in the warmer months. Since some of the runway looks weren’t quite as wearable in real life, today I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up my favorite sheer looks.

From sheer-paneled shorts to flowy lace dresses, here are 10 looks that will have you craving sheer too…

Paper Crown Pier Skirt, $196
1.
Paper Crown Pier Skirt, $196
This light and feminine Paper Crown skirt is a perfect staple to have on hand for attending summer weddings and celebratory soirees.

Glamorous Petite Mesh Insert Tee, $41.92
2.
Glamorous Petite Mesh Insert Tee, $41.92
I love the modern look of this sheer mesh shirt. But it can also feel fun and flirty if paired with pastel denim or a flouncy floral skirt.

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s Floral Fit & Flare Dress, $39.99
3.
LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s Floral Fit & Flare Dress, $39.99
This is one of my favorite pieces from my LC Lauren Conrad collection for Kohl’s because there’s just the right amount of sheer. Plus, anything with mint green lace is a must-wear in my book!

Rebecca Taylor Patchwork Shorts, $295
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Rebecca Taylor Patchwork Shorts, $295
On the top of my wish list of summery sheer pieces are these paneled shorts. I love the coral and pink color combo, and the tailored fit would flatter almost every body type.

For Love & Lemons San Marcos Dress, $224
5.
For Love & Lemons San Marcos Dress, $224
This sheer white lace dress is a head-turner. Scoop up this delicate little number to wear over a slip for your upcoming special occasions this summer.

J.Crew Sheer Sleeve Crepe Sweater, $76
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J.Crew Sheer Sleeve Crepe Sweater, $76
Although summer tends to be warm in Southern California, we do have days that are “May Gray” and “June Gloom” (read: overcast and a tiny bit chilly). For cloudy summer days, a short sleeved, thin sweater like the one above is just what the doctor ordered.

ASOS Woven Midi Skirt with Sheer Hem, $72.41
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ASOS Woven Midi Skirt with Sheer Hem, $72.41
When it comes to midi skirts, choosing one with a fun detail that adds interest to the long cut of fabric is key. This sheer hem detail keeps the skirt trend looking modern and perfect for summer.

LC Lauren Conrad Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt, $43.99
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LC Lauren Conrad Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt, $43.99
This chiffon skirt from my Kohl’s collection is one of my favorite seasonal pieces. Wear it with a cropped tank top and pool slide sandals, or dress it up with a blouse and these strappy heels for nicer occasions.

Free People Ginger Top, $78
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Free People Ginger Top, $78
I’ve seen this top all over lately, and I love the geometric sheer shapes. It creates a cool optical illusion, and it looks great in both black and white.

LC Lauren Conrad Hi-Low Hem Maxi Dress, $47.99
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LC Lauren Conrad Hi-Low Hem Maxi Dress, $47.99
The color alone makes this maxi dress a summer closet staple. Add the sheer, flowy hem, and it becomes a key player in any girl’s summer wardrobe.

And there you have it! Personally, I think this trend is sheer genius.

Which of these sheer pieces will you add to your wardrobe first?

XO Lauren

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