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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Things I Learned About Wearing Lace



Give me lace and leather any day!  I've said this many times in the past, but for a long time I didn't wear lace because it didn't feel like "me"--it always seemed too "romantic" and soft to suit my personality.  That is, until I learned a few things.  If you feel like I did about lace pieces, then here are a few of the things I learned to help me work them into my wardrobe--and now LOVE them!

1.  Pair them with "tougher" or more structured pieces.  I totally love lace with leather, because leather balances out the feminine nature of lace details.  Leather or structured shoes or bags work, too.  So do denim and cargo jackets!

2.  Try crochet pieces instead of lace.  They have a similar feel to them, though I think lace more often tends to feel more delicate.  Crochet pieces like options 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 below tend to feel more boho.

3.  Design matters.  I used to write off all lace because I thought it was all the same.  It's totally not!  There are different designs and patterns for lace.  Options 5, 6, 7, and 9 are all lace and have different vibes to them because of the designs of the lace.  Also, #5 resembles a t-shirt which helps make it feel more laid back.

All but one of these is under $25, and most of them are actually under $20!!!  

Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three
four  |  five  |  six
seven  |  eight  |  nine

What's your favorite way to wear lace?  



Shop for the Look:
Top: Target (similar, similar)
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Target (similar)
Shoes: c/o Naturalizer (exact)

17 comments:

  1. Love the look of this outfit! I could definitely use more lace in my life :)

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  2. Love this outfit! Especially the shoes and all the target things!
    xx,
    Carolyn - floralwithflour.com

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  3. I think pairing gray pants with this look was genius!


    MB

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  4. I totally agree about the pairing it with tougher fabrics! I love leather+lace!

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

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  5. I absolutely love this outfit! I just bought a lace shirt :) Thank you for the inspiration!

    Rebecca | http://behindblonde.blogspot.com

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  6. HappinessatmidlifeThursday, March 19, 2015

    I love lace and wear it all the time. I love my sheer lace tops where I can wear different color cami underneath to give it a different look. Love the gray & cognac together.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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  7. I love wearing lace. And I really love the top that you are wearing and your sandals.

    X

    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  8. I just picked up a similar top from Target and have been clueless how to style it. I love it paired with something structured. And I really like the mix of neutrals here ! Very pretty! Susan

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  9. I have a lace maxi dress that I still haven't figured out. I'll have to try these suggestions!

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  10. Organise My HouseSaturday, March 21, 2015

    Love this look, will be looking out for similar next time I'm shopping!

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  11. Nice outfit! ! Shoes are amazing!

    http://www.MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/

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  12. I love lace! This suits you perfectly! I feel that way about peplum. It's like it's too cutesy or pretty for me, but I LOVE it on other people. It's weird. -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

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  13. Love lace, and I agree, I enjoy it most when it is paired with tougher pieces. Great roundup!

    xx
    Here&Now

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  14. I for sure would want to pair lace with something a little tougher - I love the juxtaposition between more feminine and more masculine pieces, and I love the combo of lace and leather that you do so well!

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  15. Lauren @ Rustic HoneyThursday, May 28, 2015

    Love this look! I'm so excited to have found your blog! Can't wait to see more!

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