Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.
Cutouts have been trendy for a while now, but recently they have been given a fun, fresh twist. Cutouts with a sheer mesh overlay were huge on the spring and fall 2014 runways. Mesh has been featured in other ways too, like dresses and skirts with mesh detailing at the hem.
Mesh is a great way to achieve a trendy, interesting look, but it may seem difficult to style for daytime. In this post, I’ll be showing you how to style a beautiful dress with mesh overlay at the neckline for both class and a night out. Keep reading for tips on how to style this tricky trend!
Mesh Detail Dress: Class
Take this slightly dressy red frock down a couple notches for daytime by pairing it with a classic denim jacket in a medium wash. This will still show off the beautiful embroidery on the skirt, but makes the top of the dress more casual for class.
Pair this look with neutral but girly accessories, like these sandals with gold bows and a brown trapeze-shaped tote with gold hardware. A cuff bracelet featuring a white bow detail continues the feminine look. Paint your nails a shimmery dark gold, and look fresh-faced and beautiful with a red lip stain.
Mesh Detail Dress: Night Out
This dress works perfectly for a night out when paired with a statement necklace and a shiny gold clutch. This champagne and black-hued statement necklace would look amazing over the mesh neckline of this dress, and the gold clutch plays off of the champagne color in the necklace so well.
Take advantage of the still relatively warm weather and grab a pair of black heeled sandals. Go for a naturally gorgeous makeup look: a brown smoky eye and big lashes.
Would you ever wear a mesh detail dress? To class? For a night out? On a date? How would you style this mesh detail dress? Let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, and tell me what other pieces you’d like to see featured on Class to Night Out!
Welcome to CF’s latest series, Trend Watch. From high fashion to street style, we’re covering all the latest trends, then showing you affordable ways to rock each look. This column is all about making super-trendy pieces work for the average college girl, so if you have a trend you would like to see featured here, leave a comment and let us know!
Inspired by the fabric of surfers’ wetsuits, neoprene has been a fabric in the spotlight this summer. One thing is for sure: it’s here to stay for at least another season.
For this Trend Watch post, I was inspired by the thick fabric and looked at ways to make the trend campus-appropriate, while also making the most of its texture. When styling neoprene, there are two ways to go. It should either fit like a glove or have a slightly architectural feel to it. This way, you can make the most of this unique fabric without it looking awkward.
Below are three ways you can wear neoprene to class this semester. Scroll down to see all of the looks:
A Hint Of Neoprene
For this outfit, I chose a pastel-colored neoprene skater skirt and paired it with a simple white t-shirt. However, since fall is just around the corner, I incorporated warm brown tones to make the look even cozier and more comfortable.
Light brown Chelsea boots will keep your feet warm, while this thick knit cardigan is perfect for a chilly autumn day. Accessorize with a golden leaf bracelet and a light-colored bag to match the skirt and top combo. The nice thing about neoprene skirts is that they have more volume than other alternatives, and the rigid shape will give you the perfect hourglass silhouette.
Where The Birds Are
This neoprene bird embroidered little black dress is absolutely adorable. It has a tight fit without looking like it is clinging on to your body. Dress down this LBD for classes by layering up with a classic denim jacket and adding a pair of slightly edgy cut-out ankle boots. To finish off the outfit, I went for a crossbody bag that is a similar color as the embroidery on the dress, and accessorized with gold triangle studs.
I wanted this final outfit to be a girly take on neoprene, so I looked for playful patterns and found this gorgeous top. Pair the floral neoprene top with a white skort and light brown laser-cut sandals. This look is so fun, and perfect for those last few weeks of summer. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a cute colorblocked backpack. That way you can easily carry your belongings while still staying chic!
Which of these three outfits is your favorite? Did you try neoprene clothing items already? Let us know in the comments below!
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