This past academic year, students have really taken a liking to the layered look. In the fall, Fashionistas all over campus would pair a waffle long-sleeved shirt with vests and scarves. In the winter, tanks would lie under heavy cardigans, topped with a winter parka. Now that spring is here, the layers have stayed but the garments have changed. During springtime it is tricky to layer clothing because we are dealing with warmer weather, but that’s the great thing about layers — you can always take one off!
One of the best lightweight layer options I’ve seen around campus is lace. Lace tops, crop tops and tanks are all great layering options that won’t make you sweat to death on those warmer spring days. Personally, I think the best look is the lace crop-top. As seen on today’s Fashionista, this sort of top can be layered over a solid-colored flowy tank (another hot spring trend!) for the perfect spring outfit. This Fashionista also takes advantage of the layering trend I discussed earlier by adding a leather jacket to the already layered tank and crop top. This outfit is ideal for spring days when the weather is fluctuating and layers need to be put on and off for maximum comfort. The lace top also adds some interesting texture to the otherwise solid outfit. Introducing the combination of lace and leather layering is an age old texture combination that today’s Fashionista pulls off flawlessly.
So where to go to stock up on some lace goodies? I’d suggest Urban Outfitters. They have some great dresses, tops and shorts that are all embellished with lace. My favorite is their Kimchi Blue Lace Tulip Back Tank. It’s a great spring option! Also designers like Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and stores like American Apparel have a ton of lace garments perfect for springtime.