Sunday, August 11, 2013

Trend Chic: Lace Separates, Skirt

Delicate, feminine and provocative, lace separates have the distinct ability of adding sex appeal to any ensemble; reminiscent of undergarments that were once relegated to boudoirs and burlesque, the right lace pieces are revealing without making one feel exposed.

1.  Walmart: George -Lace Overlay Pencil Skirt
2. Denim Cropped Moto Jacket
3.  Walmart: George -Lace with Velvet Trim Blouse
Length, cut and coverage are key to pulling off lace separates!  A pencil cut skirt in a knee-length (1) keeps the skirt from looking like a slip, while the full lining prevents an over-exposure of skin.  The empire-waist cut of the lace blouse (2) is curve defining, the torso is long enough as not to expose the mid-drift and the blouse is fully lined, concealing any unmentionables.  The denim motorcycle (moto) jacket is the perfect complement to a lace ensemble, providing both warmth from an evening chill and edginess to balance out a feminine look.
1, 2, 3 Chic!

1, 2, 3 Chic!

With  my accessories for today's ensemble, I wanted to keep them simple.  Lace has a tendency to have very intricate patterns, and keeping this in mind, I went with a onyx and silver bracelet, an oversized bangle with a filigree design, and a mixed media leather sandal.  Although hard to tell, the studs on the shoes, echo the metal fasteners on the jacket.
How I Styled It?
1, 2, 3 Styling with lace separates can be tricky; it is very easy to venture into bedroom territory if the pieces closely resemble lace undergarments.  To keep from looking like you just walked out of your bedroom and into the streets, pair these soft, ultra feminine pieces with a  masculine, moto jacket.  I went with denim vice leather because of the warm summer evening, and opted for a cropped version to show more of the lace blouse.  To balance out the lace, look for a moto jacket with hardware, like studs and zippers or with traditionally masculine features like epaulets!  SN

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