A Lace Affair

It’s romantic and feminine, yet lace this season packs a serious style punch! A firm fixture of the catwalk for several seasons, the longevity of the trend suggests its wearability; there is a lace piece for everyone! So whether you’re aiming for modest or looking for something that oozes endless cool factor, contemporary shapes and colours banish images of times past and keep things looking fresh and flirty.

Lady-like Lace:

Classic shades, such as creams and greys, paired with feminine shapes and silhouettes are a simple way of looking perfectly polished and lady-like. Choose sheer finishes and block colours to keep the emphasis on texture and avoid prints like the plague as they will distract from the elegance of the lace. The same goes for bold colours that might cheapen the look; sophistication is most apparent with subdued hues. Opt for understated accessories.

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Office Chic:

Stick to classic monochrome pieces for a sophisticated way to wear the trend that translates well into an office environment. Use subtle embellishments and detailing to elevate the look and pair with leg-lengthening pumps. The trick is to choose classic straight shapes, such as the simple shift dress, to avoid evoking a little-girl-lost look and instead convey a powerful, astute woman.

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Every Day Lace:

Lace is a great way to incorporate texture into your everyday look. Worn in this season’s hottest hues – think khakis and bold block colours – it’s an easy way to ensure that you are effortlessly on-trend. Use to soften sportier shapes, such as a bomber jacket, or add an air of romance to a classic high-neck dress. Avoid overkill though – stick to one piece to avoid looking overdone.

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