25 Clothes and Accessories That Show Off Skin

Turn up the heat this season with subtly sexy spring picks.

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Little White Dress

Put a little modesty in a plunging neckline with this take on the deep-V. A chiffon panel offers just a peek.

 

Tibi dress, $335; tibi.com

Courtesy of Tibi

Strap Happy

Show off a fresh pedi with these wear-'em-everywhere sandals. The nude leather is flattering and lengthens legs, while the pop of neon pink is unexpected and right on trend.

 

Diane von Furstenberg sandals, $200; net-a-porter.com

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Eyelet Hour

Perfect for cool summer nights, this jacket tempers the frou-frou of white lace with a sharp blazer-like cut.

 

Victoria's Secret jacket, $88; victoriassecret.com

Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

Dare to Be Square

This year's cocktail ring leaves out the glitzy faux jewel and instead, plays with angles. It's the perfect statement piece for minimalists.

 

By Boe ring, $45; endless.com

Courtesy of Endless

Sheer Genius

Wary of up-to-there miniskirts? We understand. A sheer maxiskirt gives the best of both worlds; it spotlights the legs without revealing too much, and the trend is straight off the runway.

 

Zara skirt, $80; zara.com

Courtesy of Zara

Cut-Out Cool

Intricate cut-outs give these sandals a relaxed, boho-chic vibe. Pair them with a brightly-colored maxidress for a foolproof summer outfit.

 

Belle by Sigerson Morrison sandals, $210; madewell.com

Courtesy of Madewell

Straight from the Shoulder

Eyelet sweetens up the look of a sultry draped top. The shoulder cut-outs give it a little edge and make it the perfect top for an evening out on the town.

 

Ella Moss top, $158; nordstrom.com

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Chained Melody

The tiered chains create a scalloped look, which gives this necklace a vintage, romantic vibe. Worn with a white blouse, it adds some old-school glamour.

 

Sandy Hyun necklace, $180; avrielle.com

Courtesy of Avrielle

Out of the Blue

Put a playful twist on denim with electric blue bermuda shorts. The length is flattering, and everything about them says, "Weekend!"

 

J.Crew shorts, $65; jcrew.com

Courtesy of J.Crew

In the Mood for Nude

Want mile-long legs? The nude hue of these peep-toes gives the illusion of length, and the extra height from the wedge boosts your figure (and—bonus!—adds comfort).

 

Michael Michael Kors wedges, $195; neimanmarcus.com

Courtesy of Michael Kors

Talk About Texture

A mesh sweater adds character to an otherwise blah outfit. Our suggestion? Pair it with brightly-colored denim to work two trends with one look.

 

Ann Taylor sweater, $88; anntaylor.com

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

Flower Child

Lace florals are a little bit naughty, but mostly nice in a punchy mint-green hue. Plus, the tulip shape is extra fashion-forward and surprisingly flattering.

 

Diane Von Furstenberg skirt, $285; dvf.com

Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg

A Slant on Silver

A little goes a long way, and the same could be said this simple ring. The architectural features make it thoroughly modern.

 

Tiffany & Co ring, $175; tiffany.com

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co

The Cold Shoulder

Give some kick to a classic button-down shirt with edgy cut-outs. Plus, exposed shoulders are an underestimated source of va-va-voom.

 

Parker shirt, $198; nordstrom.com

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Loop the Hoop

Consider these the grown-up, elegant version of hoop earrings. They're fun and flirtatious without wandering into we're-heading-to-a-club territory.

 

Banana Republic earrings, $40; bananarepublic.com

Courtesy of Banana Republic

Garden Party

Don't let the subdued floral print throw you off. Artfully-placed slits in the front and back of the dress make for a discreetly sultry look.

 

Moulinette Soeurs dress, $168; anthropologie.com

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Crystal Touch

Avoid a bad hair day with the help of a embellished headband. The crystals give it femininity, and the stretchy elastic keeps it comfortable. Throw your hair into a bun and slip this on for an easy, 30-second hairstyle.

 

Jennifer Behr headband, $155; saksfifthavenue.com

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Baby Got Back

If you err on the side of daredevil, try this peekaboo shirt on for size. The delicate crepe underlay toes the "sexy" boundary without crossing the line.

 

Zara t-shirt, $60; zara.com

Courtesy of Zara

Rainy Day

No need to hide beneath a massive, not-so-cute umbrella on a rainy day. This clear number is quirky-cool, complements every outfit, and is more "accessory" than "necessity."

 

Totes umbrella, $24; amazon.com

Courtesy of Amazon

To the Maxi

Pack this cobalt maxi in your bag to create the perfect vacation ensemble. The sultry slit up the side is playful, flirty and perfect for a walk on the beach.

 

Catherine Malandrino skirt, $275; nordstrom.com

Courtesy of Nordstrom

All in the Clear

See by Chloé gets literal with a transparent tote. The effect is fun and cheeky; wear it to the beach or while running errands.

 

See by Chloe tote, $225; bloomingdales.com

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Short Story

Here, shorts done right. This pair has it all: a relaxed, modest fit and a cool cuffed hem. Wear them with a cozy sweater for a flattering look.

 

Club Monaco shorts, $70; clubmonaco.com

Courtesy of Club Monaco

Band of Style

Stacking bangles is so 2011. This cuff gves the same look, but with an extra dose of polish. The faux diamonds are minimalist enough to keep them from getting gaudy.

 

Jennifer Miller bracelet, $75; jennifermillerjewelry.com

Courtesy of Jennifer Miller Jewelry

Up to the Neck

A crochet neck complements the ever-so-sexy collarbone, and the bright red color adds the perfect amount of sizzle.

 

MICHAEL Michael Kors top, $90; michaelkors.com

Courtesy of Michael Kors

Bits and Baubles

A long necklace gets a hot-off-the-runway update with neon green stones, clear crystals, and quirky details. It's the perfect way to give some zest to a basic tee.

 

Bright Outlook necklace, $48; anthropologie.com

 

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