In partnership with DKNY

The First Layer: Essential Picks To Help You Dress For Your Mood

By Audrey Williams

Your mood can determine a lot: how you interact with those around you, how you approach the day, what you decide to wear. Something as simple as taking a few moments to yourself or upgrading from basic intimates to elevated lingerie can shift your mood from understated to bold (or vice versa) in an instant.

The first layer of your outfit sets the tone, so playing with different patterns, textures, and cuts is a subtle way to experiment. It’s the difference between a utilitarian bra and seductive strappy bralette; a basic set of briefs and seamless panties that you can forget you’re wearing. In partnership with DKNY, we’ve found the ultimate intimates to show you the mood-boosting power of our favorite styles — whether you reach for that strappy bralette for a sultry confidence boost or a breathable mesh bikini for a comfy-cozy vibe.

Feeling: Sultry

There’s no need to reserve feeling sultry for a special date night. Nothing is more mood-boosting than the perfect black bra-and-panty set, whether you’re layering on your work attire or a bare slipdress. These picks are elevated with mesh panels, cage-inspired construction, and sheer details.

Feeling: Bold

You may not be bold and outgoing by nature, but if you want a confidence boost, it can start with your first layer. Bold monograms and sporty stripes are not for the shy, and on a day when you’re feeling particularly expressive, these seamless bralettes and bikinis make a statement to match your mood.

Feeling: Relaxed

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to it. A simple upgrade to seamless bras, lightweight bikinis, and sets with breathable mesh detailing will help you channel the effortless calm usually reserved for a laidback Sunday afternoon.

No matter your aesthetic, a refresh to your lingerie collection can be just the thing you need to dress with confidence.  Add these picks to your collection, and you'll be one step closer to the mood you're seeking.