Lace slayed the runways this past summer in eye-catching hues and cutouts that were far the traditional lace frock. Designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Jason Wu, Erdem and Moschino Cheap and Chic kept that same momentum going with their fall 2012 collections, pairing black lace with rich hues. Clearly lace is a trend that gets no rest. How could it? This semi-translucent fabrication is so versatile and lightweight. It can be worn sweet, sporty or ultra sexy.The Fashionista I caught on her way from class wore her lace more sporty with a lace on lace combination. She placed a pink pastel, lace blazer on top of a white, lace top with a blue pastel seeking through. The pastels complemented each other well, especially since the blue was subtle. Dark wash skinny jeans, graphic loafers and some dainty accessories were the finishing touches to this sweet girly look.
With lace being as big as it is this season, you can find it on just about anything from your favorite fall accessories like booties and scarfs, to lace accented midi dresses and tailored slacks. The innovation from designers in their approach to lace is definitely being seen in recent designs and colors. Lace had a huge color palette last season and it's making no exception this fall. lt is either being embroidered on top of a color, or the lace is colored itself. Winter lace colors typically are those of rich blue, green, purple and metallics. My preference is lace in red or black, especially when it's paired with a red lip; it's the epitome of glamour. During this time of year there is a lot going on, this means find something to wear. Lace is a stape that can play both formal and causal. So find yourself a versatile lace piece whether it be lace shorts or a lace skater dress. You can dress it down with a leather jacket and combat boots for class, or up with bold accessories and heels for a dinner party. Weather you are trying to achieve a look of edge, elegance or luxe, incorporating lace will add a feminine aesthetic.