STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty in Lace

Right now you’re probably thinking that the current lace craze is nothing new. And, you’re right; it’s an extension of a trend that has, for some time, firmly cemented itself as a fashion world favorite year after year. So, what follows is, instead, more about how to wear this pretty look and how to set yourself apart from the masses – so that you can bring it forward and into a look that is distinctively yours.

This season, the ultimate balance of lace is all about being romantic, but not overly girly; sensual but not overly suggestive. This Fashionista captures just that perfect equilibrium. She keeps her outfit modern, yet feminine by pairing her cream lace skirt with a vibrant pop of red. The skirt also hits at just the right spot. For those of you who still want to show some leg this summer, despite the recent onset of longer hemlines, a skirt that hits right at the thigh is equal parts modest and flirty. Lastly, her black caged sandals were a smart move. Though they don’t follow the ladylike theme, they bring a touch of edge and intensity, without being too overwhelming.

So, as we finally get out of the frigid cold days of winter, it’s time to begin finding stylish pieces that will take you throughout the spring and summer. The lace skirt will be one such critical piece for your updated wardrobe. This Fashionista's skirt is from Club Monaco, one of my favorite stores for timeless, yet contemporary pieces. For those of you who are willing to take a little more risk and perhaps venture into longer skirts, I highly suggest this Reformed by The Reformation Blanche skirt from Urban Outfitters. The tonal knit mini skirt followed by the sheer lace makes this a piece worth investing in. Whatever you may pick, have fun with it. Lace is such a versatile style; take it as a palette that you can really build off of and with which you can create stunning looks.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty in Lace

As summer comes to a close it’s important to find clothing that transitions well for the colder months. Lace is the perfect trend to transition from summer to fall. This fabric adds a statement to any outfit: it can be sexy, trendy, edgy and casual or can add a vintage feeling as well as a touch of sophistication and femininity.

This Fashionista paired her vintage cream lace top with high-waisted blue shorts. She accessorized with orange flower pumps and a purple shoulder bag, thereby adding modernity to this classic fabric.
Whether worn in a dress, a top, or through accessories simplicity and moderation are the key words for this trend. Too much lace will lead to an outfit that looks overdone and excessive. Try a lace top or an updated version of the little black dress. For a sexy nighttime look, wear lace leggings over a belted shirt-dress and sky-high heels, booties or wedges.
 

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