Unlike lace, which is a highly debated as a daytime fabric, its close cousin, laser cut fabric can give you the look you are seeking without wondering if what you are wearing is before 5pm appropriate. Laser cut fashion is everywhere. If it can be worn on the body you can find it in this “cutting edge” trend, no pun intended.
Laser cut fashion is cool. In fact, all it took was working on this blog post to totally find myself coveting something with this treatment. I’m not sure if it will be this laser cut shirt from Modcloth, that I am using to feature in today’s One Item, Five Fashionable Ways, but being a bit of an accessories freak it will more than likely be a pair of shoes or a handbag. And that is the beauty of this trend. You can do it a lot or a little, accessorize with a laser cut piece or wear an entire laser cut top, dress and even shorts. The choice is yours. Be sure to check out some laser cut clothes and accessories at the end of this post. Before you do, however, take a look at the five different ways I styled the laser cut top I am featuring today. It is a simple tank that can really give your basics a run for their money. Plus, you can easily take it from summer to fall.
How to Style a Laser Cut Top
In this first outfit I styled this laser cut top with a basic pair of white J. Crew shorts, a pair of gold Vince Camuto sandals, green earrings and this fun tote from LeSportsac. If you are starting to grow weary of your basic shorts of and top look the laser cut detail adds some excitement.
Looking to jazz up a suit? This laser cut top can be layered underneath a jacket and skirt, like this suit from Reiss, to add some feminine pop. The outfit is finished professionally with a pair of stud earrings from Stella & Dot, a pair of Charles David pumps and a blush colored handbag from Coach.
Just because something is trendy does not mean you have to forgo timeless, feminine elegance. Here, I styled this top with a white duster coat from French Connection, a pair of navy cropped pants from Boden and finished the outfit with a pair of blue metallic ballerinas, a Ted Baker printed clutch and pair of pink Bauble Bar earrings.
When combining laser cut fashion with a print you have to be careful. Laser cutting often looks like a print in itself. However, it can be done. Just watch the scale of the print if the laser cut is large and go for more of a smaller or ditzy print in what you pair with it. Here, the Tory Burch skirt works because of the small print. I finished the outfit with soft, neutral grey using a necklace from Banana Republic and a handbag from Rebecca Minkoff. For shoes I chose a pair of blush sandals from Kate Spade.
As the weather starts to get cooler, don’t pack your tanks away. They are great for layering under jackets and cardigans. Here, I put this laser cut top under a flyaway Lucky Brand cardigan and styled it easily with jeans, a statement necklace, shooties from Anthropologie and added a blue handbag for some contrast color.
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How does laser cut fabric wash? I’d be afraid it would shred at the open edges.
Hi! It all depends on the fabric. For example, knits really don’t have to be finished to not shred. However, if the knit is thin the edges may roll. It is probably best not to put anything laser cut in the dryer and lay flat instead. For fabrics, again, it all depends. Some fabrics are treated or are in a double face fabric which keeps it from shredding. I think the cheaper the fabric the more of a risk you might run into.