A cut above the rest

There are several stunning, stand-out fashion trends this spring, but one that is definitely a cut above the rest is… cut-outs. Our San Antonio-based style dynamo Erin Busbee looks at the season’s coolest items you’ll surely want to possess yourself.

It may look like designers this season simply took some scissors and started hacking away at their garments, but these strategically placed, peek-a-boo holes, slits, weaves and laser-cut designs, are sexy, sophisticated and manage to still leave a lot to the imagination. Here’s what made my cut…

Embrace color this spring with this eye-catching, cut-out dress in canary yellow. Italian Handmade Silk Dress by Cushnie Et Ochs, $1,795 Available at Elizabeth & Charles, New York Photo: Filippo Fior/GoRunway.com

This chic, jumpsuit with the plunging halter neckline will no doubt turn heads at your next special event. Stretch Jumpsuit with side cut out by Anthony Vaccarello. Price upon Request at AnthonyVaccarello.com. Photo: Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

Symmetrical and elegant, this gown commands attention with its edgy, yet feminine details. Halter gown with tulle insert By Prabal Gurung ,$4,150. Available at Net-A-Porter.com. Photo: Kevin Sturman.

This Rockstud Collection studded bag adds edge to any look without the heavy metal. Laser Cut Tote bag by Valentino, $3445. Available at Valentino, Dallas. Photo: Courtesy of Valentino.

These four inch, geometric stunners will add just the right amount of color to your little black dress this spring. Cut Out Sandals by Burak Uyan,$995..Available at Net-A-Porter.com.Photo: Style.com/ Burak Uyan.

This bold cut-out cuff is a must-have, statement piece that will add a touch of Grecian goddess to any look. 24k gold Vermeil Cuff by Herve Van der Straeten $200-3,000. Available at Herve Van der Straeten.Photo: Courtesy of Herve Van der Straeten.

These gorgeous, gold, feather earrings will give a simple top and jeans some effortless glam. Skin Inlay Gold with stingray sorbet by Kara Ross,$165.00. Available at Neiman Marcus San Antonio and Austin, KaraRoss.com.Photo: Courtesy of Kara Ross.

Simply switching your lamp shade can transform your living space.; This metallic, art deco shade (top) will add warmth and interest to your room. For a minimal, modern feel try the laser cut shade in stark white. Cut-Out Metal Lamp Shade $225.00, Laser-Cut Drum Shade $175.00. Available at NeimanMarcus.com. Photo: Neiman Marcus.

A perfect combination of storage and beauty, this geometric bookcase will add a modern flair to any room. Handmade Tao Bookshelf by Hellman-Chang,$9,600. Available at David Sutherland showrooms in Dallas, Dania Beach and Houston. Photo: Joshua McHugh.

Add elegance to your shower with this luxe cut-out curtain with a subtle sheen. Eperla Sheen Laser cut Linen Curtain By Creation Baumann, $ 575.00. Available at interiordesigncollection.com. Photo: Courtesy of Creation Baumann.