I have always thought of lace as a fabric for little girls or older women, but recently I have been changing my ideas behind the material. Given summer is now in full effect, lace is the perfect way to add a feminine and elegant touch to your outfit without adding a ton of weight. The open holes make the heat more bearable while the patterns can reflect the vibrancy of summer plants. However, finding ways to style this unique fabric can be daunting, but not impossible.

Lace used to take months to make by hand way back when, but modern lace allows for experimentation and casual outfits featuring the material. Many textures and fabrics have gone through this transition allowing for more interesting looks. As the materials change, so does style, which is what makes fashion so interesting.

As this Fashionista shows us, styling this fabric does not need to be very complex. A black pair of jeans and Birkenstocks can create the perfect pairing for this lace top. The tied straps and large pattern give off a more bohemian look. This top could be paired many different ways to give it a more classic or spunky vibe. Lace has absolutely transformed its role in fashion over the past 100 years, which is a testament to the evolutionary character of style. This Fashionista showed us that lace, in whatever form, is a definite staple in any summer wardrobe.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I am loving playing with new looks and fabrics. Summer is the time to do it!”