Six Ways to Wear Cutout Tops for Summer

With summer just in the horizon, it’s only a matter of time before skin makes a fashionable comeback – and there is no better way to show skin than through the cutout trend. Coupled with some of this year’s styling favorites, the cutout trend continues well into 2013, exuding huge fashion potential for the upcoming sweltering days.

We’ve rounded up some classy and stylish ways to bare your sun-deprived skin while turning the heat up a notch or two higher in the scorching weather:

1. Featuring Jessica of Ms. Vintage Virgin

STAMPED Look 1 Jessica Ms Vintage Virgin copy

Go for the ultimate hybrid of the cropped and cutout trends by donning an angular-hemmed top. Paired with high-waist bottoms, this angled top gives off an illusion of a cutout. Soften an androgynous look by going for scalloped hems and yummy pastel colors.

Shop her style:

Look 1 Jessica Ms VIntage Virgin inspired 2020 ave american apparel giuseppe zanotti2020 Ave Scalloped Crop Top, $22.00

American Apparel Riding Pant, $24.00

Giuseppe Zanotti Cutout Suede Sandals, $1,250.00

2. Featuring Christine of Kkarmalove

STAMPED Look 2 Christine Kkarmalove copy

Breathe variety into your cutout top by inserting a little bit of draping. Soft and flowy fabrics automatically give harsh cutout lines that much-needed contrast to achieve that breezy summer look.

Shop her style:

Look 2 collage Christine Kkarmalove inspired topshop forever 21Hotties World Mint Two Tiered Curtain Drape Top, $19.99

Topshop MOTO Blue Kirsten Skinny Jeans, £40.00

Topshop AFLY Suede Lace Up Boots, £70.00

3. Featuring Alexandra of (Of) Aly the Bird

STAMPED Look 3 Alexandra Of Aly the Bird copy

Nothing translates the menswear trend into a summer-appropriate one better than shoulder-baring cutout chambray tops. Pair them with neutral skirts and medium-heeled booties to maintain the subtle edginess without becoming too masculine.

Shop her style:

Look 3 collage Alexandra Of Aly the Bird inspired forever 21 nasty galForever 21 Cutout Shoulder Chambray, $17.80

Forever 21 Essential Flap Skirt, $15.80

Bruiser Studded Boot, $225.00

4. Featuring Victoria of Victoria Jameson

STAMPED Look 4 Victoria Victoria Jameson

Hit two birds with one stone by combining the cutout trend with the peplum craze. Contrast a fire engine red cutout top with the femininity of the peplum silhouette. Pair it with a two-toned skirt and high-heeled booties to make this the perfect day-to-night summer outfit.

Shop her style:

Look 4 collage Victoria Victoria Jameson inspired ASOS Forever 21 Nasty GalASOS River Island Peplum Top With Necklace Detail, $28.00

Forever 21 Duo-Toned Miniskirt, $15.80

Jeffrey Campbell Lita Platform Boot, $162.00

5. Featuring Samantha of The Fox and the Hound

STAMPED Look 5 Samantha The Fox and the Hound copy

Wearing black button down tops in the summer heat has never looked cooler with cutout collars. Wear them with high-waist denim shorts to create the ultimate casual daytime look.

Shop her style:

Look 5 collage Samantha The Fox and the Hound inspired Hotties World Nasty GalHotties World Black Collar Cutout Blouse, $29.99

Dark Acid Denim Shorts, $42.00

6. Featuring Christine of Kkarmalove

STAMPED Look 6 Christine Kkarmalove copy

Combine sexy and sweet by donning a heart-shaped cutout top in neon and pastel colors. To pull off a playful spring-to-summer outfit, pair it with classic skinny jeans and slouchy stacked-heeled suede boots for a subtle play on textures.

Shop her style:

Look 6 collage Christine Kkarmalove Pink Basis Forever 21 Nasty GalPink Basis Seafoam Chiffon Sheer Heart Cutout Round Neck Top, $24.99

Forever 21 Classic Skinnies, $10.80

France Strapped Boot Taupe Suede, $188.00