I’m doing another trend spotlight post because this one is FIRE (just trying to keep up with all the LA lingo over here…). Unlike the trend spotlight I posted last a few days ago about indigo dye, this one is a bit more racy, which is why I didn’t jump on the train right away. The trend is mesh tops, specifically black mesh tops that you wear with a black bra underneath. You can most definitely wear more than just a black bra, but wearing one underneath (it must be black and not nude or people will think you are naked lol) makes the look more edgy and allows people to see that the material of the top is indeed mesh. If you wore a black tank underneath, for example, people would just think you are wearing a simple black top and where is the fun in that?
One of my favorite black mesh tops this season is from Karen Klein Fashion. This top has exquisite detail, from the low back to the long, draped fit. I spoke a little about this brand in this post, but for a quick recap, they are a San Francisco based brand that embodies casual, creative-chic. In addition to making more work appropriate clothing, they also make edgy pieces such as this that are meant to make a statement.
I paired the black mesh top with my high-waisted black distressed jeans and a moto jacket to keep the look somewhat covered. Remember, there is a fine line between showing too much and having just a little sex appeal or “peekaboo” as I like to call it.
Some other options for pairing this top would be a high-waisted denim skirt and a teddy bear coat. This keeps the look covered enough to be chic while still giving a hint of what is underneath, which is sexy.
Let me know what you all think about this trend in the comments below and be sure to check out Karen Klein Fashion for some more creative-chic pieces.
**Thank you to Karen Klein for partnering with me in this post. All opinions are my own.
Photos: Jonilyn Brown