fashion TREND ALERT: Sheer

Less layers and lighter fabrics are always a must-have during humid summer days in Minnesota. Sheer fabric adds a new element of style to wearing less. With sheer details such as sleeves, cut outs, or layering pieces, this trend brings an instant sense of high fashion to any ensemble. Try layering a sheer piece over your favorite pair of jeans and tank to add a feminine flare to a basic outfit, or layer a sheer skirt over a pair of biker shorts and downplay the look with a cool graphic tee. You can use sheer blouses or tops as layering pieces by wearing them underneath a statement top or over a sundress. You can also use a sheer dress or top as a swimsuit cover-up, making boat trips a little more romantic. This trend is ideal when spending the weekend on the lake with your significant other or an elegant evening at a yacht party. How will you add some sheer inspiration into your wardrobe?

Change things up a bit with a unique pair of sheer trousers inspired by the look Off-White sent down the runway. Copy this style by pairing sheer slacks with an oversized boyfriend blazer and you’re ready for a girls’ night out! Add some drama to a classic summer dress with a cool, sheer outer layer similar to how Poiret featured sheer details in their collection. Notice how they also combined mustard and orange, making this look doubly trendy. Another way to become inspired is with Miu Miu’s take on sheer layers, and notice how they layered an oversized sheer dress underneath a boxy t-shirt dress keeping this summer style laid back and comfortable.

Ready to Wear:

How To Style:

For this trend, it is important to style this look with pure confidence. Whether you are wanting to show a lot of skin or not, confidence is the key. Check out these three looks, and become inspired on how you can incorporate sheer-inspiration into your day to day look.


Look #1 Sheer the Love

I am genuinely obsessed with this bouji look, perfect for the fashion forward fashionista! Notice how the transparency of the tulle not only elevates an everyday look, but instantly adds a futuristic vibe to an everyday look. Keep the tulle in place all day long, by belting it over a dress or pants and you’re certain to turn heads and collect compliments everywhere you go! Take notice of the see-through gloves, continuing to make the trend known without losing the femininity and sass. Add classier touch to the look by piling on the pearls and let your presence be known with some platform booties. (cough cough, platform shoes are also a major trend this season)

For inspiration on this look, check out SHEER THE LOVE in the summer ‘19 issue of The Volk magazine. Creative Director: Cooper Felipe // Camera: Zach Thomas // Styling: Jalyn Anderson


Look #2 Sheer Inspiration

For a slightly more elevated look, and a tad less bouji, take a peek at this sleek combination. Want to really change up your style game, try investing in a long, full length lace dress. Have fun with this fresh piece and try layering it over a classic shorts and tank ensemble, immediately bringing a casual look, to runway ready. Whether you use this lace dress as a cover up when poolside, or rock it to an outdoor concert, using this dress as a layering piece will make your summer styling options endless. For this look specifically, I paired a mock-neck tank top with a pair of The Volk Boutique’s high-waisted shorts, creating a fun retro inspired look. Instead of keeping the look, lakeside ready, I decided to layer with the LuLaroe by Tara Eck, lace dress, instantly adding a romantic and elevated vibe to what was a casual combination. Complete the look with classic heels, and you’re ready for rooftop happy hour!

See more summer trends in the TRENDS-A-TRENDING section of the summer ’19 issue of The Volk magazine. Creative Director: Marcus Styles // Camera: Rodel Querubin // Styling: Meghanlee Phillips


Look #3 Sheerly Meghanlee

For those who are little less adventurous but still interested in trying out the trend, take a peek at a look that I put together and wore on a regular day! Not only is this look so effortlessly cool, but it was really comfortable and I had no complaints by the end of the day. To create this ensemble, I slipped into the mustard T-shirt Dress from The Volk Boutique and layered it underneath the lace dress I had purchased from Forever 21 in 2015. Wow! That’s been a good while now, since I first purchased dress, and let me just say I have worn and styled it so many different ways, it was definitely worth the purchase. To help accentuate my waistline I decided to add the belt from the Kimono Dress (also from The Volk Boutique) helping the mustard from the t-shirt dress pop! Of course, to keep the look so cool and laid back I added the I choose Kindness baseball cap from Spoonful Apparel! If this look isn’t easy to replicate, I don’t know what is?!

See more of daily outfits on Instagram @msmeghanlee


Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)