Dreary darkened skies have been the background for South Bend as of late. Students are huddled into packs, making the muddy trek across the quads. The hoods are strapped tightly around their heads, their boots are splashing with each step on the pavement and their heads are pointed towards the ground in order to strategically dodge the raindrops. Although it’s spring, the rainy days severely limit the wardrobe choices for Fashionistas everywhere. After all, that black raincoat that your mom forced you to buy before college doesn’t exactly match with everything and the rain boots that she secretly snuck into your closet before she left can only be oh so appealing. April showers may not be the best situation for all you Fashionistas, but you can still make the best of it!
This Fashionista knew exactly how to dress for the dreary weather. While most students are opting for sweats and a raincoat on days like this, she chose to rock her lace dress. Although lace dresses are more commonly found at swanky soirees and country club luncheons, it’s easy to dress them down for class like this Fashionista did. When it comes to her lace dress, this Fashionista was spot on. When worn properly, lace can add a flirtatiously feminine feel to any look. Its intricate patterns and delicate fabric does well to add dimension and texture to any outfit whether it’s fancy or casual. This Fashionista’s particular dress features a taupe-colored paneling, which is perfect for creating a brilliant contrast and structure. Her on-trend raincoat works well to complement the warm tones in her cream-colored dress and brown leggings while the gold embellishments on her jacket add extra detailing to make this simple look a little bit fancier. Her subtly ribbed leggings not only provide comfort and warmth, but they stylishly add an interesting texture to her overall ensemble without being overwhelming to the eye.
Lace can come in all different patterns, colors and styles. It all depends on your personal preference! For those sunny days, try a simply lace frock paired with a casual denim jacket and brown cowboy boots or a chambray shirt tucked into lace shorts. Ready for a night out? Try your hand at this classic LBD that has a lacy kick to it. If you want to add a slight feminine feel to your look, a headband or shoes would work just as well. With its versatility and intricate detailing, lace should be found in every Fashionista’s closet.
Spotted: Check out this trend in Valentino’s Fall 2013 collection!