Cutout the Excess: Keep it Simple and Bold this Winter


Embracing the skin you’re in is never out of style, and now more than ever, we’re loving strategically placed slits and cutouts. This year has been all about the cutout. Whether it’s your shoulder, side or back showing, the cutout shows just as much or as little skin as you want, showing off your favorite features, while leaving others to the imagination.

The cutout is mysterious, sexy, charming and daring all at the same time. It changes a classic turtleneck into a bold statement, and a boring outfit into a sophisticated ensemble. The cutout is perfect for those seeking fashion risks without completely changing their wardrobe aesthetic. Sweaters are a favorite go-to look, and with cutouts, you can be sure to stay away from bordering on boring or falling into a fashion rut. Play up your neckline and face by wearing pieces with shoulder cutouts that draw the eye up around the face. Side cutouts are perfect for those who are eager to show off their beautiful curves or sculpted obliques. Open backs send the message that you’re confident and love taking risks. For a more subtle sexiness, cutouts around a shirt’s neckline are playful and creative. Whatever aspect you want to play up, a well thought out cutout piece will help. Smart and sultry, cutout pieces are sure to make gazes linger and command attention to the confident woman wearing them.

It’s easy to rock a cutout in the summer, when the temperature is high and you’re rocking a fresh tan. With the temperature dropping and winter right around the corner, it may feel right to bundle up more than ever, but don’t let the winter blues stop you from baring skin. While everyone else retreats to their baggy sweaters and oversized coats, flaunt your fashion savvy and forward attitude while wearing strong pieces that accentuate your fierceness. With these awesome finds you’re sure to be winter appropriate while still being sexy.


These tops are perfect for a winter lunch date or night out. Pair them with your favorite skinny jeans, suede booties and a cropped jacket.

1. Topshop, Cold Shoulder Rib Top by Ivy Park, $62

2. Revolve, Gigi Dress $61


3. Shop K&N, Open Shoulder Checkered Blouse, $43


Special Occasion

1. Express, Navy Metallic Cutout Sweater Dress, $49.00

2. BW Closet, Kloe Cutout Two Piece Bandage Dress, $95

3. Daily Chic, Gigi Cutout Jumpsuit, $56



Just because you’re working out doesn’t mean your fashion sense has to be tired. Keep things fresh and flirty with these fitness picks.

1. Neiman Marcus, Onzie Cutout Capri Sport Legging W/ Mesh Insets, $69

2. PopFlex, Goddess Top, $40

3. Kohl’s, NUX Selene Keyhole Yoga Hoodie, $29


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