Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fall Fashion: Lace

Tee- old (love this, this), Vest- Forever 21, Skirt- Forever 21 (similar), Heels- Charlotte Russe, Necklace- Forever 21 (similar, on my wishlist), Watch- Fossil, Bracelet- Forever 21 (similar), Bag- Just Fab (similar, love this)

Photography: Envision Images

You can get away with lace year-round, but for fall, I like the idea of wearing it a little less ladylike and a little more edgy. I love the combination of lace and distressed denim to achieve an edgier look. Another great way to wear lace for fall is to pair it with military inspired pieces (teaser for tomorrow's look!).

I'm normally not a huge fan of wearing pencil skirts anywhere but work, so to make sure the look read "casual-wear," I paired my skirt with a simple graphic tee. (And, no, I didn't go to Harvard, but I did get this tee probably about 7 years ago at Charlotte Russe. Its just random enough to fit in with the graphic tee trend that's been going around.)

Now, let's discuss one of the typical reasons why you might be scared to wear lace. As Johanna pointed out in a blog comment yesterday, you may be afraid to look like a doily. This problem is easily solved by breaking up your look using separates. Wear a lace top with bottoms of a different texture. Or, pair a lace skirt with a blousy button up to create the perfect feminine work look. But don't be afraid to wear a lace dress! Add a jacket on top (blazer, denim, military), or even just a belt at your waist to add a non-lace element to your outfit. Another great option for lace dresses are those with panels or trim in a different fabric, like the Modcloth dress I included in the Shop the Trend section below.

How do you feel about wearing lace? Will you be rocking the trend this fall?

Shop the Trend:

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24 comments:

  1. my fav part is the denim vest! so cute how u added it in here!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  2. That last photo PERFECTLY sums up what I would like my style to be: feminine yet edgy, classy yet street.. how do you do it?! Love this combination, and I can't wait for the rest of the series! :)

    xx Johanna
    dearlifeweneedtotalk.com

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  3. you look so beautiful in this outfit! love the lace!

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  4. I love lace. Your look is so fresh, lovely! Definite favourite is the skirt and those shoes are killer!!!

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  5. Pretty lace skirt and shoes. You look lovely in this combination.


    blue hue wonderland

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  6. I'm so glad you like it! This is a case of pure inspiration. I saw a similar look on Cheetah is the New Black this summer and decided to try my own version for fall and voila! Of course it helps that my photographer did an AMAZING job with these pictures :)

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  7. Thank you Meghan!

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  8. Thanks so much!

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  9. Thank you so much!

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  10. Thank you Amy!

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  11. Sandeep Kaur SandhuAugust 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Beautiful skirt. you look beautiful

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  12. Love the casual way you styled the lace skirt. I always feel like I have to make it fancy but that's not necessarily the case. Love it Katie. I wanted to ask about the shop the trend looks. How did you put that together? Did you do it through polyvore?

    Don't forget to link up Thursday for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

    Agi:)

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  13. Cannot believe summer's almost over and we're all gearing up for fall!

    Lace is one of my favorite trends- this outfit is so cool, Katie. Edgy and chic. Love it on you!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  14. You look so cute, Katie =) LOVE the lacy skirt =)

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  15. Thanks Agi! I used the Interactive Widget Tool in Shopsense to make the Shop the Trend section.

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  16. Thank you Ashley! Summer really did fly by!

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  17. Thank you so much, Kimberly!

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  18. I like the mix of elegant and casual - and your jewels are fabulous!

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  19. Love the whole look, especially the sunnies -- where are they from?

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  20. You definitely nailed it! Now I have to finally convince myself to wear a pencil skirt IRL and then try and recreate this outfit :)

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  21. Thanks so much!

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  22. Oh- I forgot to link them! They are from Amazon- only $7!

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  23. Nevermind...sold out :(

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  24. Yes- pencil skirts are a staple in my wardrobe! You MUST wear one!

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Thanks for your sweet comments!