Lace is one of the trends for this season and we've seen it in most of the catwalk shows around the world. Wearing lace can give you a girly chic look but it could easily cross the line and look cheap and dated. You can wear lace to work and take it from day wear to a night out with your girlfriends by adding some accessories.
If you haven't worn lace before and are you're thinking of buying some pieces, bear these rules in mind:
- As I said before, lace has a girly quality to it so avoid pairing it with florals, bows and other feminine pieces. If you are not a very girly girl who doesn't like the romantic style, you can toughen up your look by wearing boots, a leather jacket or edgy accessories.
- Look for thicker or lined lace materials. When the lace is too thin it has potential to unravel at the seams and look tatty.
- Don't be afraid of colour. Colour gives lace a younger look.
- You can also wear lace to the office. Just use one lace piece and balance the rest of your outfit with more conservative pieces. For example, wear a lace pencil skirt with a simple shell or button-up blouse. Another option is to wear a lace A-line dress with a fitted jacket or a cardigan and a plain sandal or pump. Stick to neutral colours.
- Keep everything else simple. Pearls will date your look so use modern accessories.
Have a look at these outfits I've created for you. What do you think?
|Dress, Topshop. DAY: bag, Zara. Flats, Asos. NIGHT: shoes, Asos. Clutch, DKNY. Necklace, baublebar.com|
|Skirt, lipsy.co.uk. Shirt & jacket, Mango. Bag & shoes, Zara. Necklace, Blanco.|
|Dress, houseoffraser.co.uk. Bangles, baublebar.com. Denim vest & sunglasses, Mango. Boots, Zara. Bag & necklace, Blanco.|