STYLE GURU STYLE: Lace Race

July 16th, 2015 at 2:00am

Goodbye little black dress, hello white lace frock. A new wardrobe staple is in town and it’s ready to be recognized. Depending on how lace dresses are worn, they can be either racy or demure. They are perfect for transitioning from day to night and for being your most versatile article of clothing. Not surprisingly, Chloé jumped at the chance to feature these delicately crafted and ultra feminine frocks in a recent collection.

My outfit inspiration came from Chloé’s 2015 spring ready-to-wear collection. The collection was dripping in delicate lace details. Other prominent features included denim pieces and strappy sandals. Most looks were dresses and a majority of the collection included white tones and neutral shades.

What was different about Chloé’s lace dresses in the collection was that they weren’t the typical all-lace shift dresses we see oh too frequently. Instead, they boasted bold lace designs instead of simplistic floral lace combined with surprising cutouts and refreshing movement throughout the pieces.

Look 39 directly influenced the dress I chose to wear. The high neckline and swing movement of the dress provided a great base piece to build my outfit off of. The cutout back provided whimsy and an element of surprise to the simple dress. I maintained the denim element of Chloé’s collection by incorporating a chambray button-down into my look. I chose to tie it at my waist in order to highlight my natural waistline. I incorporated the lace up sandal look with my lower tying sandal. To make my look more practical for my day out on the town, I chose a floppy hat to shield my eyes from the sun and a classic Louis Vuitton handbag. The floppy hat is the perfect touch to pull the look together as it balances out the brown tones in my sandals. The Louis Vuitton bag incorporates both the blue and white coloring of the button-down and dress, making the look cohesive. All in all, I stayed neutral throughout my look in order to keep within Chloé’s color pallete I viewed in its collection.

My twist on Chloé’s look came from incorporating casual elements, such as my hat and tied button-down. I combined the denim and lace elements seen in separate looks in the collection in order to draw inspiration from a larger pool of the collection.

Next time you find yourself reaching for that LBD try a LLD (little lace dress) instead. Lace doesn’t have to be predictable, and neither should your wardrobe.

Get My Look: 1. A little lace dress. 2. A denim button-down. 3. Lace up sandals. 4. Floppy hat. 5. Patterned bag.