Mesh Your Way Through Any Occasion: A Guide to Styling Mesh Tops

I'm a Pinterest addict, I mean, come on, what fashionista isn't? Pinterest is my secret weapon for fashion inspo, outfit combinations, and expanding my wardrobe game. But hey, let's not forget about my Insta faves who also bring the heat with their killer outfits. 
Pinterest introduced me to the world of mesh tops, and let me tell you, they seemed quite the intimidating fashion choice. I mean, they're so transparent, giving a sneak peek of your undergarments. I was totally biased, thinking that mesh tops could only be worn in one way. But once I dived deep into the realm of styling, there was no turning back for me.
As I came to learn, it’s not always about bringing out the sexy you(although, let's be real, it often does). This little number is a pretty versatile piece, and with the right clothing items and accessories, it can create a stylish and cohesive outfit for every single occasion. So buckle up and join me on this mesh-filled adventure as we explore all it's styling possibilities.
A bit of Housekeeping…
Before we dive in we need to have a little chat about what to rock underneath that sheer goodness. It all comes down to your comfort level and the style of the mesh top you're rocking.
Here's the golden rule: opt for top-notch lingerie when donning a mesh top. Most of the time, a trusty bra will do the trick, but hey, if you're feeling a tad more modest, you can always go for a cute bralette or a sleek camisole top.
When it comes to color coordination, you have options! You can match the color of your mesh top for a seamless look, or you can switch it up and rock a bold black bra or a sassy bandeau instead. It's all about playing with style and expressing your unique flair.
For Casual Occasions
When it comes to dressing mesh tops casually, the secret lies in keeping the rest of your outfit effortlessly simple and understated. Let the mesh top take center stage, stealing the limelight and captivating all the attention.
Now, here's where your creativity can truly shine! Feel free to play around with various textures, fabrics, and colors to concoct a look that truly embodies your unique style and taste.
For a laid-back and playful ensemble, picture yourself rocking that mesh top with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts and some trendy sneakers. Or, if you're all about that relaxed vibe, go for distressed jeans and ankle boots to complete the look.
Remember, it's all about showcasing your personal style while letting that fabulous mesh top work its magic. Let your imagination run wild, and watch as heads turn in awe of your fashion prowess.
For The Office
I totally get it, we want to make sure we keep things professional and avoid any potential workplace drama. We wouldn't want you to get fired over a mesh top, right? So, let's find that perfect balance between edgy and professional.

Here are a few tips to make a mesh top office-appropriate while still letting your style shine:
  1. Opt for a high-neck or long-sleeved mesh top: Choose a mesh top with a higher neckline or longer sleeves to add modesty and make it more suitable for the office. This way, you can still enjoy the texture of the mesh fabric while keeping it classy.
  2. Layer with a blazer or tailored coat: Add a sophisticated touch to your ensemble by layering your mesh top with a stylish blazer or an elegant tailored coat. This not only adds a layer of professionalism but also helps tone down the edginess of the mesh top.
  3. Pair it with tailored pants or a skirt: Balance out the edginess of the mesh top by teaming it up with well-tailored pants or a polished skirt. Opt for classic cuts and styles that exude professionalism while creating a chic and modern look.
  4. Complete the look with closed-toe shoes: To round off your office-appropriate outfit, opt for closed-toe shoes like pumps or loafers. These shoes add a touch of sophistication while adhering to any workplace dress code.
Now go rock that mesh top with confidence, and conquer the office fashion game!
Let’s Go Party!


Finally, a place where mesh tops fit in perfectly. When it comes to dressing a mesh top for a party, the key is to embrace the edginess and playfulness of the fabric, to create a look that is uniquely you and perfect for any party or event.
Here are a couple of pointers to help you out with that:
  • Layer it over a bralette or bandeau. For a daring and sexy look, layer your mesh top over a colorful bralette or bandeau. This will allow you to showcase the unique texture of the mesh while adding a pop of color to your outfit.
  • Pair it with your favorite bottoms. This can be a pair of shorts, palazzo pants, or a flattering skirt. To add a pop, you can choose to play around with colors or print 
  •  Mesh tops look great when paired with different textures like leather or velvet. Try pairing a black mesh top with a leather skirt for an edgy and chic look.
  •  A mesh top can provide the perfect backdrop for statement jewelry pieces like chandelier earrings or a bold necklace. Go with jewelry that complements the color and style of your mesh top to create a cohesive and eye-catching look.
  • Strappy heels can add a touch of elegance and glamour to your mesh top outfit. Choose heels in a metallic or glittery finish to make a statement. Tell them that hey I'm right here.
For the Colder Months
When it comes to the colder months, as a Nairobian, my main goal is to ensure that I don't freeze out here. At the same time, I want to be comfortable and not neglect half of my wardrobe because it's not cold weather friendly.
For that, I use a technique called layering and that's what we'll use to style mesh tops for the colder months. Layering is simply putting one piece of clothing underneath or on top of the other.

Mesh tops can be layered with long sleeve bodysuits or vests underneath. They can also be paired under sweaters, coats, sweatshirts, leather jackets, hoodies, and denim jackets.

The idea is to mix and match different textures and fabrics to create a stylish and comfortable outfit.

To conclude this meshy affair, mesh tops may be intimidating and seem like they can only be worn in one way but it is a pretty versatile piece that you'll reach for again and again. Once you start experimenting and exploring the possibilities, you'll find yourself reaching for that mesh top time and time again. So go forth, embrace the mesh, and let your unique style shine through!
Guest Writer
Virginia Gachuru


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  • Doreen Benson

    Mesh tops speaks boldness and sexy! I just didn’t know I could style them in so many ways.Thanks for the blogpost!

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