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)
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?
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