STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: All About That Crochet Lace

When many of us think of lace, we imagine romance, weddings, a certain delicate femininity and maybe our grandmother’s table linens—EEK! Lace certainly has a reputation for being girly, and it is! It is a trend that never really goes away, and from Alexander McQueen to Rodarte, the spring 2016 runways were full of the stuff.

Depending on your own personal style, you probably either love it or prefer to stay well away from the frothy fabric. Now there is a lacy solution for even the toughest among us! The new style for summer is crochet lace, and the trend is sizzling white hot. This gives the traditional dainty style a bolder, more bohemian look, and summer is the perfect season to try it out. Check out this adorable crochet lace bikini!

This trend can be worn on everything from bralettes to shorts to crop tops, as seen here on this Fashionista. She paired her white crochet lace crop top with a flowing high-waisted skirt featuring a paisley pattern that creates a cool contrast with the lacy top. She added simple heels and a long necklace which pops against the white outfit and gives the look an overall girly boho feel. The all-white balances out the otherwise busy outfit and makes it look cohesive and chic.

This trend looks amazing for everything from grad parties and family reunions to beach bonfires and music festivals. White or cream crochet lace will pop against a tan, and in black it will add a little edge to your look. Go all out with a maxi dress or keep it more casual with a cute little bralette under a tank and cutoff shorts.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Wear what makes you happy! Don’t stick to the same pieces all the time.”