Lingerie-Inspired Trends

Styling key pieces for Spring 2013 appears to be a fun and easy feat. With runways sporting sophisticated, sleek and clean-cut looks, minimalism is back - good news for those of us who prefer a more modern, simple look. Incorporating geometric prints, large florals and leather details doesn't hurt either - and let's add your most trusted staple to the mix - lingerie. This boudoir trend is not only about featuring completely bare legs and barely-there skirts. Think of professional ensembles in sheer tuxedo jackets, femininity and demure in silk organza pants and street sophisticated via lace trimmed jeans. Should you prefer to incorporate lingerie into your wardrobe this season, let it be you - whether you're a Twilight-obsessed romantic who reaches for silk chiffon or a bold, daring fashion aficionado who would rather don lace covered stilettos.

The Chiffon Camisole

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For lingerie, material is everything. As a lightweight, sheer fabric, chiffon romanticizes any piece. The chiffon camisole features endless prints of florals, ikats, geometric shapes, stripes, etc. Shapely styles, ruffles, and sweetheart necklines - these features come readily available for any chiffon camisole. To easily incorporate the chiffon camisole, pair one with dark skinny denim for a night out, with khaki shorts (example shown above) for a casual brunch or with wide leg trousers for your next work appointment.

The Sheer Blouse

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Showing skin comes with the territory of anything lingerie-inspired. The see-through blouse was made more popular among fashion bloggers during SS 2011, and the trend has never left since. Working professionals have opted for more conservative neck-tie sheer blouses (example above), while summer time called for more casual, short-sleeved blouses. For the avant-garde, pair your sheer blouse with a bright, neon bustier - surefire way to grab attention!

The Lace Pencil Skirt

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Lace seems to be a natural fabric when it comes to lingerie. Many of us don't quite give it much thought - its sheer paneling, romantic patterns and demure quality makes lace a given for anything lingerie-inspired. Designers such as Jill Stuart and BCBG Max Azria have incorporated the romantic fabric into their collections. Go city chic with a lace pencil skirt or add a crew neck sweater and flats to soften the look.

The Satin Trousers

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Reminiscent of pajama pants, satin trousers are actually more work-friendly and versatile than one might think. The runways of Celine featured dress-down versions of the satin trouser, donning more sportier looks for her collection. The famous Olsen twins' Elizabeth and James features a black, wide-leg satin paneled trouser. Pair with a polyester tank top for that at-home, effortless feel.

All Things Nude

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There are a few colors of choice when it comes to lingerie - white, black, red, pink and nude. For the Spring and Summer, hints of understated blush and beige tones warm up Spring and Summer's whites.  For a soft and sweet look, add nude or blush accessories to a monochromatic, white ensemble.

Despite the style suggestions above, we love when we can dig into our own closets to discover pieces that can give life to current trends, in this case, the lingerie-inspired trend. So go ahead, jump in - don't forget to let us know your finds on Facebook!