There are some trends that are just not acceptable for work - sheer tops and tight dresses for example - but pair them together and suddenly you're in the clear...?  Yup - that's right.  Today I'm showing you one way to layer a sheer top to make the trend acceptable for all occasions.

 The high-low hem, sheer panels, and loose fit of this top are so pretty & are perfect for warm weather.  However, when I opened my closet, I thought 'this top is way too special to just be paired with jeans' and started thinking of different ways to style it.  Of course, paired with white jeans & a pair of sandals/white sneakers this top is easy & breezy (FYI - I have already styled it this way as well).

I tried pairing my top over a dress and a lightbulb went off - the sheer panels make the perfect peekaboo for a pattern.  I went to work to find the perfect dress & found this one in the back of my closet.  Because of the tight fit, I rarely wear this dress, but with this top layered over it, it was perfect! The pattern on the dress even matched the apricot color of the top - a match made in fashion heaven!

Dress: Express (similar) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Belt: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: David Yurman

If you're stumped on how to wear sheer this spring, take a page out of my book and do the unexpected.  Use your sheer piece as a layering tool.  Don't stick to a basic cami but rather, go for a bold print!  It looks super cool peeking out from a sheer piece & also allows for a ton of creativity and options while styling ;)

Have a great weekend!

Michelle Paige