The Sheer Top Gets a Casual Spin
Quote of the day: “To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.” James Allen
It’s summertime, right? So why would we want to cover up more than we need to? Well, as much as I am trying to love on my body, warts and all; I still hear plenty of women out there that don’t want to bear arms (and I don’t mean guns & ammunition…ha ha). Thus any clothing item that has a sheerness to it, could be the answer to this issue.
Luckily for the sake of variety, our sheer tops are quite different from one another. Thus you can get an idea of different options, hopefully. My top is actually a tunic, Nancy’s is a button up blouse & mom’s is a pullover blouse.
If this isn’t an item you already have in your closet, getting a similar piece could certainly prove to be versatile. I’ll style our three sheer tops in 3 different ways and you tell me the verdict! You can check out how they got styled for fancy and how they went to work too.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: My sheer tunic is one of those items I decided to purchased in order to get to a required dollar amount so I could use my coupon—silly, right? But let’s rationalize, that I wouldn’t have this gorgeous tunic otherwise! The tunic came with a matching tank top for underneath it, and you’ll see that in the last post of this series. It actually has an asymmetrical hem which is one of the things that attracted me to it (you’ll see that in the next post), but for this version, I wrapped an elastic hairband around the ends to shorten it.
The sandals are a recent purchase (you might have seen them on Instagram—feel free to follow me here) that I bought when shopping for white sandals. Needless to say, I didn’t find any white shoes, but I’ve worn these olive green gladiators a ton! I need to learn not to go shopping for something in particular—it never seems to work out!
The bracelet was actually an accessory that came with a pair of boots that was intended to be worn around the shaft of the boot—but there was only one in the box, so now I wear it twisted around my wrist!
And if you are one of those that still wears shorts, you realize this is the time to buy them, right? The end of the season is when you can get some of the best deals. Both of the denim shorts I linked to below are on sale!!
Shorts: Ann Taylor–shortened (similar here in a lighter wash and here darker)~~Tunic: WHBM (similar here or here in white)~~Shoes: GC Shoes (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in red)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s blouse is the one we received from the New Chic website when we styled in our print blouse series here, here & here. I did try to switch up how she wore the blouse in these three posts. I feel like this can be an advantage of a button up blouse. There can be a couple of different ways to wear the piece. For this casual look, we left it open as a lightweight jacket or covering. We also had her roll up the sleeves for these outfits since it’s been pretty warm outside!
Since the blouse is such a pretty print, we could layer it over a variety of different colored tanks or t-shirts.
As for her footwear, we had a couple of options too. Nancy’s yellow sandals would have looked great. But since I’ve had her wear those sandals all last week on the blog, I changed it up. Therefore we varied her look with her metallic flats!
Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Top: Zanzea from NewChic (similar here in its print, but here in the shape)~~Shoes: Ecco (here)~~Necklace: (similar here double stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here different pattern and a great price)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom was originally going to wear a yellow tank under this sheer blouse, but it made it harder to see the subtle print of it. So we settled on a beige one instead and left it hanging out. You can see part of it peeking out a little in the full body shot.
Mom’s shirt was a Mother’s Day gift when I took her to Charming Charlies for the day. She also loves the color yellow almost as much as I do! And I loved it due to the asymmetrical aspect. I figure that she used to dress us alike when I was young, so now it’s my turn!
She’s gotten a lot of wear from this tassel pendant that she made from embroidery floss and a lobster clasp. She made three different colored ones and can hang them on a variety of different chains & necklaces! I probably should have put the red one on this time, to make it stand out more?
Even though a sheer top may feel somewhat dressy, I think they can be made casual relatively easily. Just add shorts or capris along with some denim or sneakers, and you are good to go!
I realize you have many options for your time, and I really appreciate that I’m part of that.
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I rounded up some sheer tops for your pleasure! The colors in the Chico’s one are so pretty to me!!