Four Ways To Get Some Skin Out This Spring
Now that we don’t have to cover up our bodies from head to toe in order to survive the cold, it’s time to let our skin breath and soak up some vitamin D. Spring is the perfect season to do a little exposing so we’ve picked four body parts that we’re all about showing off as the weather heats up. Fun fact: in fashion history this is what an old costume historian James Laver termed erogenous zones in the 1930s.
His theory was about the way female dress tended to shift from one erogenous zone of the body to another to appeal to men. Obviously our meaning refers to the body parts we're excited to finally set free after the long winter months and, well, dressing for ourselves. So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to our four spring erogenous zones.
It's been a few seasons since it first made a comeback on the runways and we’re still seeing that cold shoulder movement. This spring it came in all shapes and forms: Vetements gave an oversized hoodie a single shoulder cutout, Self-Portrait deconstructed the oxford with ruffles and a one-shoulder off, Vera Wang layered a ribbed tank under an OTS top for a whole new look, and Ports 1961 stuck to classic shoulder-baring with a bold striped dress. Let’s face it: this top is a spring wardrobe mainstay.
Free The Shin
After months of long pants, thick tights and endless socks, our legs deserve some fresh air. So bring on the cropped pants (which are totally the new crop top BTW) and roll up the hem to win. Freeing the shin is perfect for those warm spring days and gives your legs that sunshine freedom without crossing the seasonal boundary to summer. Sorry knees, it’s not quite your turn yet.
Okay, we aren’t talking about an actual muscle showdown here. No pumping iron at the gym in these outfits. But it’s about bringing attention to your arms in a not-so-ordinary way. We're talking about arm cutouts this spring. It’s the new statement sleeve but with less sleeve (obviously). Give it whirl in dresses or tops, in any color or pattern, and loose or tight. Bonus if there are ruffles too.
Back It Up
We are big fans of a little back peek-a-boo. Whether it be a high neck and low back or a criss-cross apron dress or a simple open back top with delicate ties, this kind of back exposure can add a fun, surprising element to your look. Business in the front, party in the back. Plus, who doesn’t love the feeling of the warming sun on their back?