28, 07, 2021
My style mantra has always been less is more. This trend takes the notion quite literally, it’s all about showing some skin right now. After the year long lockdown and never endless sweatsuits were our go to, the cut out styles have been very freeing. Cut outs is one of the most versatile trends in terms of all formalities. You can easily craft day to night looks, that can work equally well for your causal weekend style to the perfect black tie fit.
Showing some skin is trending in the dress category right now. The knit dress that started it all, Serita by Cult Gaia, quickly went viral on Instagram and is still a popular style. Constructed with a midriff cut out and open back, this dress is a definite show stopper. There are many designs that feature the same look. I’m a fan of the cut out dresses, in my opinion they’re sophisticated. Even though you’re showing skin, it’s not in an overly revealing way.
The cut outs don’t stop above your torso, Maison Margiela has a wide leg jean that features cut out details on the waist. In months to come, I’m sure we’ll see more of this design in different brands.
In terms of everyday wear, a cut out knit top is a great piece to invest in. I recommend selecting a neutral color. You can easily style the top with jeans, trousers or pair with a blazer for a transitional look going into the fall season. One of my favorite looks is layering just a simple one shoulder top with a blazer. It’s unexpected and edgy, and elevates your look.
jeans: BDG Jeans (similar here)
top: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
blazer: River Island (old season)
Take this trend into the fall and shop from my picks of tops, dresses and pants below: