Don’t sacrifice fashion for chilly temps. Fall doesn’t have to mean claustrophobic turtleneck sweaters or heavy textures. Fall 2012 runways were bursting with sheer, sexy blouses that will inspire buzz-worthy, jaw-dropping commentary the next time you strip off your parka at a party.
Don’t fear sheer because of Hollywood’s fashion faux pas (a la Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga). The Helmut Voltage Long-Sleeve Sheer Tee ($105) is a little librarian-with-a-side-of-sexy, especially when your friends catch a glimpse of your abs. And, don’t forget a black bandeau underneath – it’s never a good idea to alarm the crowd with your headlights. A favorite of Charlize Theron, the Vanessa Bruno Long-Sleeve Sheer Top ($215) in navy is stylish for both day and night. The sheer navy blouse features floral appliqué embellishments, but won’t completely hide the mystery of your silky skin.
Painting the town red is on your schedule for the evening, but, when coming from work, it is a challenge to get both outfits right. Rihanna put the T by Alexander WangSheer Long Sleeve Boat Neck Tunic w/ Pointelle Sleeve Detail ($275) on the map when she strutted around New York City this summer. This transparent tee is the perfect hidden fashion gem as the fishnet-style piping down the length of the sleeves gives your ho-hum office look an edge. The white Cushnie et Ochs Button-up Blouse’s ($358.50) sheer, silk-chiffon back panel is all the superlative you need when walking out of a negotiations meeting, especially when you’ve won.
We’ve all been there when next month’s rent is already spoken for on that to-die-for clutch. Believe it or not, Forever 21 is like going to a work convention dinner – hot and a lot. Just think, for the price of one designer top, you can get 10 at Forever 21 and even afford the toss them at the end of the night. A frequent hot spot for starlets including Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, Forever 21 has it all – check out the Sheer Vertical Striped Shirt ($19.90), the Striped Tie-Hem Shirt ($17.80) or the Sheer Ditsy Geo Shirt ($19.90) and you’re set for the weekend.