Lace may not be a new trend for fall but the way we are seeing it this season brings a whole new perspective. It’s easy to imagine wearing lace to a cocktail party or evening event, but styling a lace piece for the day may seem a little challenging. But never fear, designers are loving lace for the day with many options to make it easy to add to your wardrobe. The key component is color; whether you pair it with a bright bottom or pick a lace that has color all on its own, remember that a bright hue will tone down the romantic feel. Check out the following looks and get inspired to wear lace for daytime.
A wine colored lace pencil skirt paired with a crisp white blouse, shrunken blazer, and classic Mary Jane adds a bit of masculinity and edge to a romantic item.
1. L’Wren Lace Skirt $1150; 2. BCBG Opaque Tights $15; 3. Eryn Brinie White Cotton Pintuck Bow Tie Button Front Shirt $64; 4. Fontabelli Little Black Handbag $550; 5. Mui Mui Mary Jane Platform Pump $630; 6. Helmut Lang Cropped Blazer $520
A trendy lace mini dress is business meeting appropriate when paired with a colorful peep toe heel, quilted bag, overcoat, and tights.
1. Forever 21 Butterfly lace Dress $19.80; 2. Vivienne Westwood trench Coat $892; 3. ASOS resin Bangle bracelet $14.64; 4. L’Autre Chose $380; 5. Target Merona women’s grey opaque tights $8; 6. Marc Jacobs Westside grey quilted leather handbag $1298
Chloe’s structured, lace blouse has a vintage feel but can be worn to the office with a bright, tailored trouser, sleek heels, and a sharp tote.
1. Chloe Lace Blouse $325; 2. Jenni Kayne wide leg trousers $350; 3. Target Bueno striped canvas tote black/white $29.99; 4. Topshop black skinny faux snakeskin belt $28; 5. David Yurman 18k gold hoop drop earrings $975; 6. Stuart Weitzman Great Neck Boots $425