Grandma isn’t the only one influencing our fashion choices these days — ballet style is sweeping through the sartorial scene, inspiring design enthusiasts everywhere to embrace their inner Misty Copeland. That means ballet flats, which have long been on the decline, are experiencing a sort of renaissance, while bodysuits, snuggly wrap sweaters and tulle — yes, tulle — have become bona fide style staples. But how exactly does one rock this dancer-inspired trend without donning a tutu? The answer is simple: Opt for a tulle tee. Equal parts ethereal and edgy, it’s an effortless layering piece that comes with a healthy serving of downtown cool. This week’s Style Resolutions is showing you three different ways to pull off the ballet-beautiful fabric both on the clock and after dark. Scroll on for some serious #OOTD inspo.
HOW TO ROCK TULLE TO WORK
Life’s too short for stuffy work duds. Jazz up the classic button-down-and-trouser thing by adding prints and playful layers to the mix. Snoozy black dress pants become printed corduroys with autumnal flair, and an oversized collared shirt takes on a touch of urban edge with the help of a tulle patchwork tee. Ditch the pumps and step into a set of pointed-toe mules, then round out the look with a new-age blazer and shimmery floral chandelier earrings for max girlboss perfection.
Zara Patch Tulle T-Shirt ($30) + H&M Cotton Shirt ($30), Isabel Marant Marak Printed Cotton-Blend Corduroy Skinny Pants ($150), COS Blazer With Belt Fastening ($175), Zara Leather Mules ($119), J.Crew Floral Chandelier Earrings ($58)
HOW TO WEAR TULLE FOR A NIGHT OUT
Forget flouncy skirts and come-hither tops — do tulle like the It girls do by taking a sheer oversized tee and layering it underneath a silk velvet slip dress to achieve an edgy look with endless RN appeal. After-dark polish comes by way of studded ankle-strap heels and a statement collar necklace that screams Instababe in training. Complete the getup with an exotic crossbody bag, pretty pink pout and smokey eye.
Zara Patch Tulle T-Shirt ($30) + H&M Silk-Blend Slip Dress ($70), Vince Camuto Cassandy Studded Sandal ($129), BaubleBar Orion Bib Necklace ($48), Topshop Snake Candy Crossbody Bag ($55), Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick in Garconne ($38), Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette No. 4 ($25)
HOW TO WEAR TULLE FOR THE WEEKEND
Part ways with your go-to tee-and-jeans combo? Not a chance. Give your signature style move a major boost by adding cropped denim and a tulle t-shirt to the mix. Both casual and cutting edge, your new off-duty uniform will bring its A-game to everything from open mic nights to Sunday dinner with the fam. Throw in a pair of zip-front ankle boots, mismatched earrings and a statement overcoat for a straight-up slay-worthy look.
Zara Patch Tulle T-Shirt ($30) + MM6 Maison Margiela Oversized Asymmetric Cotton T-Shirt ($60), Topshop Moto Indigo Cropped Wide Jeans ($75), ASOS Mermaid Off Duty Bikini Bag ($16), Mango Pockets Wool Coat ($120), Zara Contrast Heel Ankle Boots ($90), Mounser Corona Asymmetric Earring in Gold ($175)
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