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The art of the Slip - Making underwear inspired pieces work as outerwear

Posted on December 18 2016

These days, the idea of less being more continues to dominate in fashion. From going braless (à la the Kardashians and Instagram fashionistas) to see through lace camisoles, body con latex and of course the dominant trend du jour, nighttime slips as day wear. While every woman has a right to choose how she dresses, in the case of these current trends, I’m of the school of thought that well, less is actually less so it’s important to find a balance in self expression while still keeping one’s dignity.

Fashion is supposed to be fun and you should take risks and try things out. That being said, there’s definitely a way to do this while being chic and remaining a lady. If you love the Slip trend happening right now and have wondered how to incorporate it into your wardrobe, there are a few ways you can make that happen.

1. The classic turtleneck

The classic black turtleneck will never go out of style and it is the easiest way to ground a very sexy look. The slip dress is actually a great piece that can move easily between seasons and it makes a great layering piece as well. If you go the turtleneck route, you can pair the look with military booties as I’ve done above and some black socks. The “winter” in L.A allows for this but for colder places, some black opaque tights will also work. 

2. The casual route

If you’re looking to be a bit more casual, a round neck tee works really well with this look. A white tee tones things down a lot and I’d only go this route if the Slip is a solid color. Olive / Forrest green would work well here. A black tee is always a safe bet and pretty much goes with everything.

3. Sexy works too

You can always wear the Slip alone for a girls night out or date night. There’s nothing wrong with being sexy –just the trying too hard part. If you go in this direction, there’s nothing more gorgeous or sexy than a leather motorcycle jacket draped over a silk slip and strappy heels. 

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