STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Lace Layers

Style Advice of the Week

Lace is one of my favorite materials because of the intricacies of the unique patterns. My appreciation for the delicacies of lace grows whenever I run my hands across the ridges of a hand-embroidered lace piece.

This Fashionista stood out to me not only because of her vibrant hair, but also because of her rocker attire offset with a delicate lace and linen button-down. Although lace is most commonly associated with racy lingerie, lace detailing is actually becoming suitable for almost any event. For a more conservative look, choose pieces with an appropriate amount of lace, such as a lace collar or scallop trimmed hem paired with the traditional tailored pants or pencil skirt. Layering is also a good way to moderate the amount of coverage. A loose fitting lace tank or blouse can be worn over another tank or over a colorful bandeau bra for a fun going out look. I would recommend color block accent accessories to complement the bandeau bra under lace.

This Fashionista models a casual chic lace look with an edge. She really pulls off the combination of classic Dr. Martens and black skinny jeans with her lace detailed top. Adding a cropped leather jacket would be another way to counterbalance the soft lace. For a softer day-to-day outfit, I like the idea of layering lace over a chambray oxford and pairing with patterned skinny jeans or frayed denim. Lace and jean is always a good match, and more recently I have seen the two fabrics together in one button-down for a winning combination!

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