If you weren’t obsessed with Madonna in the ’80s or you didn’t spend part of your youth dressed as a punk, wearing mesh might seem like an alien concept. It’s an intimidating fabric, to say the least—after all, it’s almost totally transparent. But mesh is actually quite versatile; it’s not always about being overtly sexy in a see-through top and bra, or playing the part of Goth rocker in fishnet leggings.
If styled properly, mesh can make for a useful layering piece. For instance, a bell-sleeve mesh top can add edge to preppy stripes, boot-cut jeans, and slick loafers. The material can also go from punk to pretty when worn underneath a soft slip dress or with a flouncy pink skirt and floral-print tee. Sportier mesh, meanwhile, works well with track pants and a velour tank on top.
Below are a few ways to wear in SwoobFit fashion.