The Cool-Girl Summer Uniform Includes This One Skirt Style

Sheer skirt outfits
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Sheer skirts are arguably one of the most daring pieces in recent memory to enter wardrobes of the fashion set in a major way. With the rise of naked dressing on runways and the red carpet, it was only a matter of time before see-through items took hold of the fashion set in a larger sense, and that has certainly happened with the rise of gauzy, sheer skirts. While the item may sound challenging to wear in real life, the piece is actually much more approachable than you might imagine.

Paired with a long jacket or blazer, a sheer skirt becomes covered up over the hips and upper thighs, exposing just a bit of leg at the mid-thighs and knees. With a long button-down shirt tucked inside or oversize knit layered on top, you can achieve a similar covered-up effect—a styling technique we saw on the S/S 24 Carven and Altuzarra runways. Of course, you can also lean into the naked quality of a sheer skirt and wear it with just a pair of bloomers underneath. Ahead, shop sheer skirts, an essential part of the cool-girl summer uniform.

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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.