The Spring Trend We Weren't Expecting

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    Now that we’ve got our confessions out for the day, allow us to share our newest spring trend discovery that’s as easy as 1-2-3. We’ve noticed a crop of ladies layering bustiers and bralets over their everyday shirts. Click through to find out exactly how to pull off this seemingly strange, but totally adorable trend, and shop your favorite pieces along the way!

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    EXPLORE: sweater, shirt, coat, Corset
    PHOTO: afterDRK

    Sabrina Meijer of afterDRK

    Don’t feel like budgeting for a corset this spring? No problem! Do like Meijer did, and tie a cashmere sweater around your midsection to create the illusion of a crop top. Genius, right?

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    Marni Moss Bustier Top ($970)

    ​We’re crazy about the color, cut, and texture on this chic bustier.

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    Theyskens’ Theory S/S 14

    We know we can always count on Theyskens’ Theory for the ultimate cool-girl look, but this one blew it out of the water.

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    Zara Cropped Sporty Top ($30)

    ​We can totally see a model-off-duty (and you) wearing this sporty crop top over a slouchy t-shirt and blue jeans.

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    PHOTO: Anouska Proetta Brandon

    Anouska Proetta Brandon

    ​A button-down blouse with a blazer is nice and all, but a throw a corset into the mix and you’re looking at a serious outfit upgrade.

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    Acne Rue Li Mix Bustier Top ($381)

    ​If you’re new to this trend, try a structured, black bustier over a simple, white button-down blouse.

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    EXPLORE: Runway, Prada

    Prada S/S 14

    Okay, okay, we know there’s no real layering going on here, but we’re never ones to skip out on a tromp l’oeil reference, especially when it relates to the latest trends.

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    H&M Leather Bustier ($60)

    ​Vamp up your look by layering this strapless bustier over a blousy, charcoal t-shirt.

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    PHOTO: Look de Pernille

    Pernille Teisbaek of Look de Pernille

    ​For a minimal, clean iteration of this trend, go for a look a la Teisbaek.

    On Teisbaek: Acne bustier and shirt; vintage Levi’s; Chanel bag; Balenciaga shoes.

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    Tibi Sonoran Eyelet Bustier ($225)

    ​Well isn’t this just the sweetest bustier that we ever did see?

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Yasmin Sewell

    If a sweater and skirt combination sounds boring to you, spice things up with a ribbed bralet. Bam!

    ​Image via Style du Monde

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    Nasty Gal Cropped Out Top ($78)

    ​Our favorite part of this crop top: the subtle, white stitching. It’ll pair perfectly with a crisp, white button-down blouse!

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    Topshop Limited Edition Silver Lace Bralet ($76)

    ​This cheerful bralet will have even more of an impact over a shirt than when worn alone, we promise.

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Moss Bustier Top

Moss Bustier Top

Marni, $970
SHOP
Cropped Sporty Top

Cropped Sporty Top

Zara, $30
SHOP
Rue Li Mix Bustier Top

Rue Li Mix Bustier Top

Acne, $381
SHOP
Leather Bustier

Leather Bustier

H&M, $60
SHOP
Sonoran Eyelet Bustier

Sonoran Eyelet Bustier

Tibi, $225
SHOP
Cropped Out Top

Cropped Out Top

Nasty Gal, $78
SHOP
Limited Edition Silver Lace Bralet

Limited Edition Silver Lace Bralet

Topshop, $76
SHOP
EXPLORE: Trends, Seasonal, Marni, Zara, Acne, Prada, H&M, Tibi, Nasty Gal, Topshop, Yasmin Sewell, sweater, Corset, shirt, coat, jeanst, bralet, crop top, skirt, Blazer, jacket, bustier, Jeans, heels, Purse, Bag
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