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Lace Is More

Lace is a big trend for Fall 2011, but it can be tough to pull it off without looking either dowdy (grandmother's doily) or tacky (80's country music singer). That said, if you keep it simple, you can look polished and chic in this feminine, delicate fabric! Here are a few tips for wearing lace:
  • Let the fabric be the star - Keep jewelry and other patterns to a minimum.
  • Pick one piece - You can try the trend without going overboard by pairing a lace tee or jacket with an otherwise tailored outfit.
  • Be conscious of color - White lace can seem bridal, red lace risqué; you can never go wrong with classic colors like brown, navy or gray.
  • I like to toughen lace up a bit with rocker boots, but simple pumps will also work well.
  • If you are wearing lace, keep the denim to a minimum. Nothing will make you look dated faster than lace and faded jeans. 

Dress (worn as a skirt): Vera Wang Lavender Label
Sweater: French Connection
Earrings: ???
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

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  1. Anonymous11/07/2011

    What a pretty skirt! I love lace, and the color is gorgeous!

  2. your skirt (dress) looks very pretty! Lovely outfit!

  3. Cute skirt! Lace is always in in my books!! xo

  4. i like the lace alternative! good choice. and i think you can make lace happen and still look fabulous!



  5. This is such a lovely skirt lady!! Loving the lace trend right now so feminine.

    <3 Marina

  6. :GASP: I'M OBSESSED WITH THIS OUTFIT! AND THE SKIRT! YOU LOOK AMAZING! And I can't believe those sunglasses are from Urban! I thought they were super fancy designer! You're awesome! :)

  7. Lace and faded jeans? You're right - that look must be avoided... Reminds me of being ten years old and going with my friend to get "Glamour Shots" at the local mall. Yowzah!

    Love this outfit! Great styling tips.