Every year at this time we enter the eagerly awaited transition period, when the strong summer passes into early autumn. This is the time when we finally trade in our beloved bikinis for our favorite fall essentials and the new must-haves of the season, breathing new life into our wardrobes.

Perhaps this new energy comes from the pleasure of welcoming the computer items of the season in our wardrobe, as if we were refreshing ourselves. And this fall, the catwalks have introduced a new must-have top: the cut-out top. From Parisian fashion houses Chloé and JACQUEMUS to Italian richness brands such as Prada and Fendi, designers have come up with their own versions of the cut—out top – and no two are alike. The designers examined keyhole cutouts, asymmetrical panels and modest placements at first glance as subtle but strategic design elements to enhance woven tops. Such thoughtful details and innovative cut positions make it a more dynamic garment, very versatile in terms of style. Combine a tailored top with straight jeans for a more casual look, or opt for an elegant evening ensemble with a cut-out blouse with a high neckline, paired with men-inspired silk trousers and elevated jewelry. There are countless ways to style this hero piece.

While we continue to adopt the new standard of Zoom business meetings and digital appointments, the cut-out top is perfect for this new wave of design for a digital world. These creative cutouts are often called “over the keyboard trim” and are another way to stay on trend on the screen. Take a look in advance at this season’s must-have cut-out tops and how to wear them for any occasion.

Suit + Cut-out top look

Combine a suit look with an elegant top and strappy heel to take it from workwear to evening wear. Bottega Veneta and Chloé, both fashion powerhouses, have launched their classic suit with a twist by styling them with cut-out numbers. Take on a touch of Elsa Hosk style and pair a high neckline top with a masculine inspired grey suit and a minimal strappy heel for a sophisticated look.