Monday, June 17, 2024

Why Skin is IN

There are always new trends in style and fashion to spot at Fashion Week. The one trend that’s made it’s presence felt most strongly this year via the street style scene is to show a little skin. No, it’s no new. But it’s definitely IN, in a big way. No matter the weather, temperature, or season, baring some skin has become one of the longest-lasting and defnitely still the latest of fashion trends.  From the red carpets to street style, showing a little skin is seen as expressing confidence and freedom, and thumb-your-nose individuality. Here’s why skin is IN and how you can embrace this trend all year round.

Confidence

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Image: Maree Turk

First and foremost, showing skin is about confidence. When you feel good in your own skin, it radiates through your fashion choices. Whether it’s a slinky summer dress or a chic off-the-shoulder winter knit, the key is to wear what makes you feel fabulous. Confidence is the best accessory, and a bit of exposed skin can transform an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.

Versatile and Timeless

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L @uglyseren R @yemisul

One of the greatest aspects of the skin-revealing trend is its versatility. The latest fashion trends are not confined to one specific style or season. In summer, think of breezy crop tops, high-slit skirts, and swimsuits that transition effortlessly from beach to bar. In colder months, cut-outs, off-the-shoulder tops, and high-slit dresses paired with warm layers like long coats and boots keep the trend alive. A peek of skin can add an element of allure and sophistication to any outfit, regardless of the temperature outside.

Individuality and Self Expression

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@ashleighhuynh Image: Maree Turk

Fashion is a form of self-expression, and showing skin allows individuals to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s about finding the right balance and highlighting your best features. A well-placed slit in a skirt can accentuate your legs, a cropped top can show washboard abs, while a backless top can reveal a toned back. The trend encourages people to embrace their bodies and wear what makes them feel empowered. It’s not about conforming to societal standards but rather about celebrating your individuality and personal style.

Breaking Seasonal Barriers

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Image Dimitra Koriozos

Traditionally, we associate certain clothing styles with specific seasons, but the modern fashion scene is breaking these barriers. Designers and fashionistas alike are mixing seasonal wardrobes, creating stunning looks that incorporate elements typically reserved for different times of the year. Pairing a summery bralette with a winter coat or layering a sheer top over a thermal long-sleeve shirt can create a chic, unexpected ensemble. It’s innovative and keeps your wardrobe fresh but also ensures you’re always on-trend.

Image: Dimitra Koriozos
Image: Dimitra Koriozos

It’s also about pushing boundaries and being fashion-forward. Embrace a dash of daring, taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone. Whether you’re heading to a glamorous event or just running errands, a touch of skin can make a bold statement and elevate your style game.

Sexy

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Image: Maree Turk

Embracing your skin when you’re dressed to the nines is a fantastic way to blend elegance with a touch of allure. It goes without saying of course, that a hint of flesh is always suggestive. Combining elegance and confidence, a cut out here and there helps make you feel empowered and radiant. It’s not just about looking sexy. A glimpse of skin can highlight your best features, draw attention to your favourite accessories, and add a modern twist to whatever you choose to wear. Not only is it a little peek of skin, its also a sneak peek into your personality. Whether it’s an off-the-shoulder dress, a slit in a gown, or a backless top, these small details can transform an outfit from stunning to unforgettable.

Skin is in, so just embrace this timeless style trend and let your confidence and personal style shine through.

Featured Image by Dimitra Koriozos

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