There are few things I find so lovely as lace. Decidedly feminine, with its light quality and intricate nature, it holds a special place in my fashion loving heart. Anytime I saw lace as a child it immediately conveyed to me a sense of maturity and elegance. Almost like a secret that’s whispered in your ear; Though quiet, it bears heavy minding. A woman seen to be wearing the fabric somehow said “Pay attention kid. I know what I’m doing”.
As you can imagine I’ve been thrilled at it’s reemergence into the fashion favorites category. Have you been a long time lover of lace? Or are you a recent convert? Either way, welcome to the party! I find lighter colors, like this blush colored cardigan are easy pieces to mix into a wardrobe. They can dress up your denim, add texture to leather skirts and pants or give menswear a subtle, feminine touch. As you see I buttoned the collar all the way on my shirt to emphasize the ladylike quality of the lace.
This look is great for transitional weather because even though I have tights on, I’m still wearing shorts. The shirt and sweater are enough to keep you covered and comfortable. If necessary add a jacket for cooler days. The lace back on this cardigan is a modern take that’s unexpected. Details like this are an easy way to add something into your wardrobe without it overwhelming you. A little can go a long way, so decide what kind of statement you want to make.
Since I wore mostly neutrals, (Yes. Animal print is a neutral these days.) I added a pop of citrus color with my bag. Though bright, the structure of it compliments the other pieces. One of the reasons I like lace is because it’s complicated and has dichotomous qualities. It’s delicate but shows strength. It’s prim, yet seductive. It carries a history but can appear as trendy. Complication at its best! Do you find lace lovely? How will you be wearing it in the coming months?
*** I’m linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style. Check out the great looks here!
Shorts (similar)- via Piperlime // Shirt – Banana Republic // Cardigan (steal)- Ann Taylor // Booties – Vince Camuto // Belt – Target // Tights – DKNY // Bag – Kellie & Katie (splurge) // Necklace (cool option)- Nordstrom Rack // Rings – Jewelmint, raided from mom and Darling NYC // Bracelets – Ofina, Forever 21, Swarvoski and raided from mom // Earrings (steal) – ? // Glasses (similar steal) – Charlotte Russe