If there’s one thing I can always count on from my coworkers at Who What Wear, it’s a sartorial hot take. Whenever I walk into the office, I’ve come to expect to get into at least one discussion—be it over an outdoor lunch in Bryant Park or down by the sparkling-water machine in the lobby—about some controversial trend or another. Fishnet tights, visible underwear, pencil skirts—you name it, we’ve broken it down, with one person almost always running to defend a fad that others have sworn never to wear. And trust that this summer’s discussion is well under way.
From The Row, Khaite, and Dear Frances’s now-viral mesh ballet flats that come up at least once a week and will surely lead to a spike in pedicure sales to the see-through clothing that, despite trending on the runways for multiple seasons, still manages to stump even the most advanced dressers, the controversial trends on the table this season at Who What Wear are anything but boring. Scroll down to see (and if you’re daring enough, shop) the 7 we talk about most. Proceed if you dare.