Three Ways to Wear: Unconventional Lace

Lace has been around for as long as us ladies have craved some fancy in our lives. However, some of the typical styling ideas around the textile can make you look old-vintage, which is never a good thing. That’s where I’ve come in to help! Step into boyish cuts, unexpected bright hues, and unique accents, and I promise you will keep the lace look timeless all throughout 2012 and beyond.

Look number 1 is probably the most conventional way to wear lace (I suppose minus the fur jacket). Pair a delicate lace-overlay dress like this sleeveless wine piece with artsy cream tights and suede peep-toe pumps. To stay warm during cool days and nights, add a fur jacket in complementary colors. Finish off the look with simple jewelry in rose and gold tones. 
A unique twist on lace, look number two features a semi-crop top that has weaves of ribbons and thick threads which give off a lace-like pattern. Perfect if you aren’t particularly fond of the lace look, pair it with a solid camisole underneath, a semi-sheer maxi skirt, and strappy suede pumps. Complete the look with a color-block handbag in rich tones and whimsical jewelry to add to the distinctive flair of the top. 
Pairing lace skirts with pieces that will not distract from the skirt or add more unwanted details can be quite tricky. In the two looks above, since lace skirts are already busy, you want to pair it with a top that is delicate, clean, and simple. For a dressy option, opt for the look on the left which features a fitted lace skirt in a beautiful jewel-tone. Pair it with a subtle, ruffle blouse, kitten-heel, peep-toe shoes, and minimal jewelry. As for a more a casual choice, pair a lace-crochet mini with a playful sweater, cheerful tights and bold wedges. Again, keeping accessories minimal is key as the skirt is already full of life!

How do you wear lace? Are you one to stick to it conventionally by wearing a simple, delicate lace dress? Share in the comments below! Come back next Wednesday for another segment on how to wear  a certain trend/piece of clothing! If you have a particular request, don’t forget to spring it up in a formspring question, blog comment, or my Tumblr ask box!

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