Mesh in fashion is something that alway seems to be around. It’s never particularly in or out, but not much attention gets paid to it. Mesh can either be done really, really well… or done horribly wrong. Lets explore some mesh runway moments and see how to properly work this look.
ON THE RUNWAY:
Adidas Originals to the left. Clean. Layer over top. Easy peasy. I like this. Frankie Morello S/S 2013 on the right. Over styled and a bit too much of everything. I do, however, like the layering of the black mesh over a white dress shirt. This look gets a C- for effort. Too much effort.
Emporio Armani S/S 2013 gave us “Match With Your Friend” mesh. Super cheesy, but the white mesh peaking out from under the jacket is surprisingly tasteful. I’ll let it slide.
Oh, hi! Hien-Le S/S 2013 showing the world how mesh is DONE. Not over exposing which is nice, because the world doesn’t need to see your nip-slip. Trust me. The cuts of these two shirts are so great. A++++
Topman S/S 2013 was a standout show for me this season. The jersey mesh is just enough, layering mesh over mesh perfectly. Mesh on mesh on mesh on mesh surprisingly works. Who would’ve thought.
Now, keeping in mind what we’ve gone over looking through the runway shots, lets take a look at the options for purchasing.
WHERE TO BUY:
Naturally, American Apparel was my first thought for where to find mesh pieces. Sure enough they delivered with some great, inexpensive options. A bit see-through for my taste, but layered these could work well.
Heading over to ASOS there are some great, unconventional uses of mesh in a few items. Love the mesh detail on this backpack, as well as the layered mesh look in these oversized basketball shorts. The price is right, too, considering the shorts are only $21. Sold.
Love the two different sizes of mesh used on this Edun long sleeve (can’t go wrong with 70% off, either). Opening Ceremony also offers a super tight knit mesh. Still the look but it’s a little less harsh.
Now, for the real deal football jersey mesh we head over to Etsy. Obviously not as nicely styled as some of the earlier pieces, but it’s not hard to see the potential in these guys.
Now that we’ve seen our options, lets lay down some ground rules.
1) Layer. Your belly button hanging out isn’t a great look if you’re not a runway model.
2) Look for unconventional uses of mesh.
3) Find what’s right for you. This trend isn’t for everyone but you can find a way to integrate it into your wardrobe that you’ll be comfortable with.