Friday, July 31, 2009

Cut It Out

The ripped denim and cutout legging trend has been everywhere. This trend has now spread over to other items such as tops, dresses, shoes, etc. as well. I personally love cutout details on everything. I already mentioned being excited about destroyed denim back in April, so I'm guessing it's not a surprise to anyone that this is another one of my favorite current trends. The rips make these items perfect to wear for the Summer and they looks sexy too. Cutout details will keep you cool no matter how hot it gets. That's what's so great about this trend and is probably the reason many celebrities have been sporting cutout details as well. This look has also been seen all over the runways and fashion magazines. Now you can rock items with cutout details as well! Check out my cool cutout finds:

Side-Circle One-Piece, $14.99, shown in fuchsia; also available brown, jade, and orange, sizes XS-XL, alloy.com

Color Block Side Cut Out Dress, $29.99, available in sizes Small-Xlarge, babyphat.com

Cut Out Draped Dress, $14.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Mesh Cut Out Bangle, $4.00, charlotterusse.com

Cut Out Band Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7 and 8, charlotterusse.com

Python Rhinestone Platforms, $36.99, shown in red; also available in fuchsia, green, black, and silver, sizes 6-10, charlotterusse.com

Spectator Pumps, $29.99, shown in black; also available in brown, sizes 6-10, charlotterusse.com

Rhinestone Heart Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7 and 8, charlotterusse.com

Slash Shoulder Top, $10.00, shown in red; also available in black, navy, and white, sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Teardrop Cutout Top, $17.80, shown in hot pink; also available in black, sizes X-Small, Medium, and Large, forever21.com

Open Slash Portrait Tank, $13.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Panel Slash Front Tank, $12.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Shimmy Shaker Dress, $39.95, available in sizes XS-L, freepeople.com

New Construction Dress, $39.99, available in sizes 0-10, frenchconnection.com

Cutout Rip Tears, $10.00, available in sizes M and L, mandee.com

Multi Print Top, $20.50, available in sizes XS-L, wetseal.com

Name Is Gangsta, $12.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

No Time Cut Halter Top, $13.90, available in sizes XS-L, wetseal.com

Razor Cut Stud Tee, $12.50, available in sizes XS-L, wetseal.com

Sublimated Rose Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

You Frontin' Tee, $12.90, available in sizes S and M, wetseal.com

Laser Cut Capri Pant, $9.99, available in sizes XS-M, wetseal.com

Seamless Laser Cut Top, $12.50, wetseal.com

Laser Cut Elephant Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Heart Scroll Sublimation Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Lace Back Rose Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Guitar & Stones Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS, S, and L, wetseal.com

Rock & Roll Top, $19.50, available in sizes S-L, wetseal.com

Winged Heart Top, $19.50, available in sizes S and M, wetseal.com

Winged Rose Lace Up Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-L, wetseal.com

Neon Tattoo Slub Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Diagonal Script Tee, $20.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Peep Toe Wedge Heel, $10.00, available sizes 6-10, wetseal.com

Strappy Heel, $24.50, available in sizes 6-10, wetseal.com

Side O Ring Bootie, $29.50, available in sizes 6-10, wetseal.com

Colorblock Vent Halter, $17.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Lace Back Guitar Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com


Crowned Heart Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Stone Heart Tattoo Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

To get the look of a rock star, grab a cutout top and pair it with either a bleached denim mini-skirt or some jeans with exposed zippers, hoop earrings, and studded shoes. For a date, wear a cutout dress with a pair of high heels, some chandelier earrings, and a bow necklace. Cutout shoes would look good worn with a sundress, some bangles, and a floppy hat. For a cute Summer look wear some cutout jewelry with a tank top, a pair of shorts, and flip flops. If you feel some of the cutout tops or dresses show too much skin, layer them over a tank top or camisole. You can also layer them over a long-sleeved shirt or sweater during the cooler seasons. If you have any of your own styling tips for cutout details, e-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or write to me on myspace.

4 comments:

Little Red said...

I love cutouts that are done in a sophisticated way. It's nice to show off a little skin.

Tara said...

I agree. I think the cutout styles that look sexy yet still keep it classy look best. I have a few tops like that and I love wearing them.

Jessica said...

I'm okay with destroyed denim and cutouts if the cutouts are on the back of the shirt, the shoulder, or the bib area. And I don't think there should be any designs on the shirt, or else it looks trashy.I definitely don't think destroyed denim and cut outs should be paired together- it would just look like you don't have enough money to buy clothes without any holes in them.

Tara said...

I don't really mind designs on cutout tops, but I do agree that cutout shirts and destroyed denim should not be paired together. Cutout details look best if they're only worn on the top or the bottom. Not both. Otherwise, it looks like you got into a fight with a lawnmower and lost. :)