A Sheer Delight

For this style story, the outfit I'm wearing is three trends all rolled up into one complete look. Not easy to accomplish, considering when attempts at combining multiple trends can often lead to disastrous results. What are the trends in this post?
  1. Dress over pants
  2. Round handbag
  3. Sheer Overlay
During New York Fashion Week for spring 2018, many of the designers showed sheer overlays, and dress over pants. Unbeknownst to the upcoming trend, in the early summer, I purchased from Zara, a mesh, floral, sheer overlay dress with the intentions of layering it with jeans or shorts. Did I have some sort of inkling that this was going to be a hot runway item? No, I did not. I purchased the garment because I considered it to be a fun addition for my closet. I knew the burst of terra-cotta hued flowers, along with subtleties of green and blue would work effortlessly into my existing wardrobe. This dress also known as a sheer delight is the hero piece for this look. Or is it?

Also seen is an enchanting butterfly embossed, uber popular circular bag (wristlet) in terra-cotta - the perfect accompaniment for my floral sheer delight...flowers and a butterfly. You decide, which is the star or hero in this look - the sheer dress or the wristlet?

Outfit Details:
Butterfly embossed Round Wristlet via eBay. Great options:
Floral Mesh Sheer Dress via Zara (sold out): Great option HERE
The silver bracelets are one-of-a-kind beauties I found at vintage stores.



With every style story there is a lesson. For today's lesson, we managed to de-bunk the theory that wearing too many trends at once is a no-no. It still can be a no-no, however, choosing to not have pieces that compete, rather, they gently enhance one another, is the secret to your success.

Before you go...
  1. Did you check out my latest feature in Portraits of Harmony? It's the poetic Cherie James. Click ⇢Cherie⇠ for the interview.
  2. To learn more about the upcoming trends for spring 2018, click→ Trend Report
  3. Discover why you should surround yourself with Wieldy Wonders (below). 

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  1. Another Fabulous outfit on you my Dear. I do love the sheer dress over pants look and tried it before, but was not pleased. Thanks for the inspiration always.

  2. Cuuuuuute! I love the patterns and the colors -- perfect for warmer Autumn days. I'm definitely a dress over jeans fan. I've worn this look since growing up in Italy. My mom (a preacher) wasn't a big fan of us wearing pants, but sometimes it was so cold that I had to improvise. While I didn't wear jeans to church, I did layer with leggings.

    1. Thanks Darnell! It definitely has the bono vibe you hold. I completely understand about the pants. My maternal grandfather, also a reverend, didn't believe women should wear britches. When visited him in Arkansas, the dress over pants was also popular in my family.

    2. Sorry Daenel. Spell check issues with your name.

  3. Fabulous! You look stunning in this dress. I wasn't sure this trend of dress over jeans would continue, but I'm happy to see it has "legs". ��
    I have a long white linen top from La Fée Maraboutté that is cut to the waist on the sides, with the front part being a bit narrower than the back, midi length and I wear it over jeans... with a straw hat, of course. It makes me feel like a million bucks!!!
    Enjoying your blog and the way you presented the trends, you made it so easy to understand. Thank uou!

    1. Thank you so much! I know the type of top you're referring too. I also had a top like that, and also paired it with leggings. I'm glad you're enjoying the information 😁

  4. I am a big fan of this look. I am loving how you put it together.

  5. Pretty and feminine. The round bag is super! Thank you for linking to other round bags. I love the DVF one but it has a painful price tag, so I shall dream and keep looking. Hope you are doing well, my friend!

    1. Thank you Mithra! I am doing well. I hope you are too :)

  6. I love the sheer dress worn over the denim. It is lovely on you! The round bag is also very special, I love the tooling. Very good fashion instincts of course, dear Glenda and worn with great confidence and pizazz!
    Much ❤️,

    1. Thank you so much, Elle. The mesh dress was quite an impulse purchase. I couldn't resist :)


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