Trend Alert: Summer Lace

Lace Fringed Top

Is it just me or is lace everywhere this summer? I am totally down with the girly stuff, but favor it paired with edgier pieces. Over the past year, as this trend has developed, I picked up a few lace-embellished items, like this ModCloth top here, and my trusty lace tee seen here and here. I like today’s top because it’s girly in a sort of twisted victorian way, but since it’s black can be made to look kind of 70’s for some reason, or just cute here for a summery day of work or…if you feel like it, a date!

For tops with this much ladylike embellishment, it’s best to pair with something simple and streamlined on the bottom. I chose a modern printed skirt to balance out the vintage feel of the top. The lace fringe is a great way to bring your date’s eyes up to your face (and let’s face it, decollage). But broad shouldered broads like me have to beware because this kind of top can make you feel kinda football player-y. I think this is as voluminous as I can get on top without feeling super self-conscious about my wide shoulders.

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Lace Fringed Top

Top: ModCloth, Skirt: F21, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (Stella Says Go, Austin), Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Lace Fringed Top

I think I got lace in my eye.

Lace Fringed Top

June 23, 2011

8 Responses to Trend Alert: Summer Lace

  1. You look so pretty! I love the floaty lace of the top & that you paired it with the red shoes.

  2. Cute top! I always have a hard time pairing lace with things. Although, you hit the nail on the head. Another blogger that I follow also stated to pair lace with something more edgier. I think I will try that next time.

    And I love your short sassy hair. I wish I could pull that off.

  3. Jess says:

    Love the lace on your top.

  4. Love! Yep, lace is big right now. I think Everybody Everywhere [or whatever it’s called!] just did a lace outfit event too!

  5. Rlutz says:

    Love the dramatic ruffle!! great how you styles it with the slim skirt with the modern print. Great outfit!

  6. laura says:

    This is a gorgeous outfit! I mean, that top is killer with the lace draping so elegantly in the neckline! and your skirt is just sweet! I also love your pop of yellow in your nails!

  7. Emily says:

    I LOVE lace right now! Although I’m more of a black lace kinda girl :) This is a great outfit.

  8. Lyddiegal says:

    I really love lace! I think mixing it with tougher pieces is an excellent approach.

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