From Left: Milly by Michelle Smith, Elizabeth and James, and Rebecca Taylor
1. PERFORATED LOOKS
Be daring and punch up your look with a perforated piece. Think of it as a mod, edgy spin on lace.
DO: Pair perforated tops with sleek black slacks, a high-waisted skirt, or boyfriend jeans. DON'T: Forget to match your bra to the color of the fabric.
From Left: Jill Stuart, Thakoon, and Cushnie et Ochs
I’m all over this scissor-happy statement. I recently tried the belly baring look à la Elizabeth Hurley (remember that safety-pinned up the side Versace dress, circa 1994?) but I kept my look a little less flashy.
DO: Go for looks like these Thakoon and Jill Stuart frocks, which are simple yet have plenty of sass. DON'T: Wear oversize cut-out pieces, or looks with jagged or too many cut-outs.
From Left: Reed Krakoff and Lacoste
4. SHEER PANELS
This is a great, effortless way to look sexy. I have a few skirts with the detail and they are definite head-turners.
Do: Pair a feminine sheer paneled top with a proper pencil skirt. Don’t: Overcomplicate the look with a bunch of accessories or prints.
From Left: Narciso Rodriguez and ICB By Prabal Gurung
2. CROP TOPS
This '90s trend is fabulous for elongating the torso and helping petite girls, like myself, look taller. Pick the length that's most comfortable for you.
DO: Wear with wide-leg trousers, a flowing skirt, or Bermuda shorts. DON'T: Go overboard by pairing with a short skirt or cut-offs. You don't want to show too much skin.
Miami fashion blogger Annie Vazquez (aka The Fashion Poet) tells us how to wear the trend that everyone will be sporting this spring.
Miami blogger Annie Vazquez (aka The Fashion Poet) sports an cool cut-out dress. (photo: Mayleen Gonzalez)
If there's one thing you need to know about getting dressed this season, it's that skin is in. Designers got flirty on spring 2014 runways, with peek-a-boo silhouettes, crop tops, perforated looks, and sheer panels seen across runways from New York to Milan. And in addition to all of these trends being perfect for Miami's warm temperatures, they were often shown in crisp white hues, which look gorgeous against sun-kissed South Beach skin. Here are my four favorite ways to show some skin this season, as well as a few dos and don'ts to find your most flattering look.
4 Ways to Show Some Skin This Season:
Annie Vazquez (aka “The Fashion Poet”) is a Miami fashion blogger with a flair for styling, discovering new designers, and trend spotting. Follow her on Twitter @TheFashionPoet, add her blog to your daily reading list.