Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

Hey ladies, it’s Anna from Fash Boulevard. Gone are the days of your grandmother’s lace! This classic fabric is making the transition from simple traditional garments to flashy, head-turning pieces. Retirement doesn’t need to be just around the corner in order to partake in a lavish lace lifestyle. This season, expect to see lace everywhere and on everyone. Whether you’re rocking a lace dress to an upcoming bridal shower or commanding attention in a lace pencil skirt that’s sure to add elegance to your boxy blazer office ensemble, this fabric can add value to your wardrobe without costing a fash fortune. Below I’m sharing my three favorite ways to add a youthful twist to this traditionally demure fabric…

Mix It Up

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

top – Joie (similar here), pants – Loft, clutch – Love Cortnie, heels – Sole Society

Mixing prints and textures has long been a popular style secret of top celebrity stylists. The combo adds an extra element of dimension to an otherwise simple outfit and instantly catches your eye. I always love mixing two popular trends from different seasons to create a slightly less predictable pairing. Leopard prints are best when worn in small doses, so this season try using the leopard printed accessories you already have from fall/winter and allow them to perfectly compliment your spring-friendly lace garments.

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

Colored Classic

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

coat – Jessica Simpson, dress – Kensie,
clutch – Francesca’s (sold out), heels – LC Lauren Conrad, necklace – Chloe + Isabel

Traditionally when we think of lace, neutral shades come to mind. But this season lace is bolder, wilder, and younger than ever. Top designers Vera Wang, Alberta Ferretti, and even Roberto Cavalli sent colored lace dresses down their spring runways. Take advantage of this high fashion trend and ditch your little black dress for a bright colored lace showstopper. Lauren even designed a gorgeous Lace Fit & Flare dress that’s super affordable for her spring LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s that comes in three vibrant colors. Strut away from tradition this season by modeling this classic feminine fabric in a bold new way.

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

Toughen Up

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

jacket – Bar III, top – RACHEL Rachel Roy, shorts – RACHEL Rachel Roy,
tote – Massi, ring – Pop of Chic (sold out), heels – LC Lauren Conrad

When combining two prominent fashion fabrics like leather and lace you are instantly creating balance in your ensemble. These two luxury fabrics perfectly complement each other, making for the ideal day to night transitional outfit. On the spring runway, BCBG Max Azria designed an entire collection around this feminine and edgy combination. But luckily for us, we don’t have to break the bank on designer looks to achieve this runway-inspired style. Affordable faux leather and ladylike lace pieces can be found at all of your favorite fast fashion stores, making it easier than ever to create an ultra luxe spring ensemble.

Style Guide: How to Add a Twist to Ladylike Lace

How will you style your lace pieces this spring?

Leave a comment below telling us about your styling tips and tricks!

xoxo
Anna
Fash Boulevard

P.S. For more lace inspiration, be sure to check out my other style guides featuring the feminine fabric here and here!

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Categories: Anna James, Style Guide
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