STYLE GURU STYLE: Lace is Lovely

August 21st, 2015 at 2:10am

Lace has become one of those long-lasting trends that, when done right, is a timeless fabric that can be adapted into any outfit. From the resort collection by Christopher Kane to the 2015 Valentino fall couture, lace is transforming from a summer only trend, into a year-round staple. It has always been the textile of the summer, but with the tides of high fashion changing, lace is becoming more versatile in different thicknesses, patterns, layouts, colors and functions. Historically the material of a girly girl, lace is even beginning to creep into menswear collections!

Lace is a girl’s best friend. I don’t think I know a single female who doesn’t own at least one piece of lace clothing, and for good reason. It is so easy to pair with just about any solid bottom and does not require much accessorising because it is detailed enough in and of itself as a top. Here, I have selected a boxy white lace top which is perfect for the warm weather. Also, the lace was tight enough so that I did not need to wear an undershirt, especially in consideration of the fun back! The open back was a great twist from the usual, boring cutouts. Held together in the back with little bows, the shirt was a cool and playful way to show some skin and play with the detail of the lace.

Let me also add that although this shirt is white, you can pair any other color lace, after Labor Day of course, with a light jacket or cardigan this fall as well. As long as you avoid overly summery colors and cuts, lace can transition just fine into cooler weather. Try some black lace for a super cool and edgy look.

I paired my top with some neat, basic skinny jeans from Hollister Co. The simple denim keeps the attention on the lace and ensures that there are no overwhelming and conflicting textures to the outfit. On the bottom I wore my favorite pair of cork wedges in a coral tone for a pop of color. Again, this added another, fun texture to the outfit without being too much. To accessorize, I simply wore a little gold Vineyard Vines necklace that really matched the feminine delicacy of the lace.

Get My Look: 1. A lace top. 2. Skinny jeans. 3. Cork wedges.