How To Rock: The Hole SheBang

- By Stacy Igel -

 

Olivia Palermo

This past month wrapped up March Madness and the famous tradition of taking down the mesh hole net by the winning team during the annual “one shining moment” theme song was embraced by all. While watching this moment I reconfirmed sports and fashion do have many direct correlations. This is especially the case this season, with sporty chic ruling the racks and the web. High scores on the Spring/Summer 2012 runway: Tibi, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Christian Dior, all achieving their  “winning moments”!

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The Clothes:

  • Pay homage to Jean Paul Gautier and Rag & Bone, and try this season’s sporty look with a bright or neutral bandeau top, worn layered underneath a bigger gauge or oversized eyelet sweater or tank top.  Pair with a maxi skirt to ensure your sporty style remains feminine.
  • For a sleeker, preppy with a twist look, layer your open-knit sweater over a neutral or bright collared button down, and pair with a printed slim-cut trouser.
  • Go for good-girl meets bad-girl chic by pairing an oversized eyelet classic dress with a ladylike silhouette and topping with a leather jacket.
  • A skirt done in this trend is perfect with an open knit sweater or eyelet blouse; just be sure to keep the size of the ‘holes’ different on each piece.  Try a smaller eyelet blouse with a more open one on the skirt (ensuring the skirt is fully lined, of course!), and visa versa.
  • When done in a short, it gives new meaning to those high school gym shorts we all were forced to wear.  Pair with a neon chiffon tank and ultra-structured blazer for a great play on texture and fabric.  Be sure to look for shorts that hit slightly above the knee to mid-thigh, and have enough structure underneath to ensure it won’t look as if you just stepped off the basketball court.
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The Accessories:
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Taking care not to wear them all at once, you can achieve a more subtle, yet still on trend look by adding a perforated accessory.
  • Adding matching, perforated cuffs on each arm will create a modern, yet edgy look to even the most feminine of outfits.
  • A nod to the trend in the form of a necklace, will give an architectural feel.  Bonus points if you layer with some sparkle!
  • Perforated bags and shoes are an easy way to add texture and dimension.  It’s such an unexpected detail that will breath new life into a tried and true LBD or even just a favorite pair of jeans.
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Photos of Olivia courtesy of Johannes Huebl
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Stacy Igel is the founder and creative director of the young contemporary brand, Boy Meets Girl®.  She is also the host of Behind the Seams™ with Stacy Igel on Lockerz.com, where she is the site’s Chief Fashion Editor and Stylist.  Stacy is a frequent lecturer on subjects including social media, branding and entrepreneurship in fashion, and she is deeply committed to a number of charities, including the Young Survival Coalition and BullyBust. You can follow her on Twitter @stacyigel or at her blog.
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Stacy Igel is the founder and creative director of the young contemporary brand, Boy Meets Girl®. She is also the host of Behind the Seams™ with Stacy Igel as seen on Lockerz.com & MTVu.com. Stacy is a frequent lecturer on subjects including social media, branding and entrepreneurship in fashion, and she is deeply committed to a number of charities, including the Young Survival Coalition and BullyBust. You can follow her on Twitter @stacyigel or at her blog.

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