Once upon a time, I would not have dared to wear sheer. Anything 100% sheer, mildly transparent or from the see-through trend. Nothing. Because back in those days, first I did not have the confidence to pull off such pieces but also… and probably the most important reason… I was so afraid of what other people could think! I mean, I did try to experience a bit with fashion back in school but I received such a strong verbal beating that I eventually got back to blending in and stopped trying.
For a little bit more context… Once I was wearing bright red flare trousers and a blue jumper. Inevitably, people called me Superman all day. Fast forward to high school, I wore gorgeous red heels. Obviously people in my grade mocked me for it. Still the same year and another pair of heels. This time, it is my math teacher that. took great pleasure in bullying me in front of the whole class. A delight. Last but not least, I got a military jacket. from H&M. It was sold out everywhere and a fashion blogger’s favorite before fashion bloggers were a thing. Some of my classmates thought it was super funny to ask me every other minute if I was looking to join a circus (the jacket looks a bit like Monsieur Loyal’s).
After reading that last paragraph, you probably get why I was then afraid to wear anything that would make me stand out from the crowd or attract unwanted attention. Then you’d get even more why I would not wear sheer for all the money in the world. Then I left high school and went to university. Although not free from bullying and constant judging, it was still fairly less than in high school. Moving abroad was the revelation. I lived in New Zealand for a year where people could not care less about me and my outfits. That’s when I decided to wear whatever I’d want, including falling into the see-through trend if I wanted to.
So when I got back from New Zealand, I decided that the freedom I enjoyed back then was so good that there was no way I’d give up on it. No matter where I’d end up and how conservative that place would be. I started with Italy, then France and ended up in the United Kingdom. When it comes to fashion, British people are less judgmental. Thus, I could wear anything I wanted. So I did. I still wore things I liked back in Italy and France, do not worry! However, it was quite refreshing to not feel the stare of others on me or get no catcall every other hour.
That’s why when the occasion presented itself, I decided that I could wear sheer, no problem and that I should if I happened to stumble sheer pieces that I’d liked. Like this super cute embroidered sheer top from Boohoo. Sure, it it quite extreme since it does not hide anything at all. I would not have styled it with anything else than a black bra. I love the contrast.
Aren’t the little roses and vines of this see-through top the loveliest? They do add something a bit romantic to this top and outfit. How to wear sheer for spring or winter can be quite tricky if you do not feel confident enough or have no clue what to wear the piece with. Personally, I decided that the embroidery added enough details to go for extra simple secondary pieces: a. pair of distressed jeans and some light grey high heels. I have had those heels for quite some times and never got to actually wear them. Happy I got to finally wear them. All it took was for the see-through trend to come back! The heels do help to upgrade the outfit a bit.
Accessory-wise, I decided to wear sheer with a very simple black cross-body back with a bit of a Chanel vibe, a white watch from Daniel Wellington and a copper bangle which belongs to a friend of my sister’s (apparently). Overall, I think it is quite easy to wear sheer for trend and that the see-through trend can be styled quite easily. As long as you feel comfortable in what you wear, that is all that matters! One last thing, no not let other’s closed minds and judgments rips you of the joy of feeling good in an outfit you love!
Shop the sheer trend
How do you wear sheer in spring? What do you think of this outfit? Do you often wear see-through pieces? How do you style them? What has been your go-to look for the summer? And what will be yours for fall?
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