When you're a girl living in a country that gets a lot of sunshine and heat year-round, layering clothing pieces isn't always practical. Without seasons like fall and winter to deal with, our bundling-up opportunities are kept to the bare minimum, limiting the outfit combinations we can come up with.
Does this mean layering is entirely out of the question? Of course not! Instead, consider lightweight pieces that won't weigh you down or make you feel stifled—like bralettes! Aerie by American Eagle Outfitters, a lingerie and intimates brand, has the prettiest styles in comfy, breezy fabrics. Best part? Given how cute these ones are, you won't have a hard time pulling them off.
Here are seven OOTD combos for every day of the week around your new wardrobe must-have, the bralette:
MONDAY: Bralette + button-down shirt + tailored trousers
Welcome the workweek with open arms in an office ensemble that's far from boring. Flex your styling prowess by wearing a minimalist bralette over—yes, over—a slightly oversized collared shirt. Add a pair of well-fitting trousers, a classic handbag, and pointy pumps for a look that's both professional and chic.
TUESDAY: Bralette + denim jacket + denim skirt
Tick off every item on your to-do list in a cool, comfy OOTD that's perfect for running errands. Start with the bralette of your choice—we suggest something with more coverage and support to prevent outfit mishaps. Then, add a denim jacket and skirt for a head-to-toe denim look that hints at the '90s. Lastly, slip on a pair of sneakers to keep you on your feet.
WEDNESDAY: Bralette + white tee + Mom jeans
It's the middle of the week, and you definitely deserve a pick-me-up. Gather your friends for cocktail hour and opt for a subtly sexy outfit while you're at it. Take basic pieces such as the white crop tee and a pair of butt-lifting high-waist jeans, and update them for night with a lacy bralette (worn over your top, of course) and block-heel slides.
THURSDAY: Bralette + lace blouse + pleated skirt
Date night with your guy calls for something decidedly romantic. Embrace a charming, feminine aesthetic by tucking a lace blouse into a pleated midi skirt. Don't forget to add a flirty spin to this tried-and-tested combination—we're talking a delicate bralette peeking out from under the sheer fabric of your top.
FRIDAY: Bralette + blazer + cut-off shorts
It's Fri-yay! Signal the end of the workweek by unwinding in a casual yet utterly Instagrammable outfit. Take a boxy boyfriend blazer, toss it over a midriff-baring bralette, and pull on a pair of denim cut-offs. PS. Roll up the sleeves of your blazer for that undeniably cool model-off-duty feel!
SATURDAY: Bralette + leather shorts + body chain
Time to bring on the drama—you're painting the town red tonight! Throw your reservations out the window, because this outfit's all about making a statement. Hands down the most revealing look on the list, it involves just a bralette, a body chain, and a pair of leather shorts. Sexy!
SUNDAY: Bralette + pinafore or overalls
Lazy weekends call for laid-back outfits that don't take much effort to put together. It's way more important to sit back, relax, and recuperate from your busy week, so go for a jumper over a cute bralette that will have you dressed in mere minutes.
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