The lacy look

As the spring gets closer, the weather gets warmer, and the time comes to dress lighter. When worn right, lace and crocheted looks can be feminine and chic– especially in pastel hues. Try out one of these styles to add interest to an ordinary look.

IMG_1089Stores like Banana Republic, Forever 21, Sears and Target are stocking up on tees and tops with lace sewn over the fabric. These detailed shirts are the perfect way to spice up an outfit. Want to make a work look more stylish? Layer this under a plain cardigan. Trying to look cute when going out? A simple covered top is cute and sexy without being too revealing.


Feel like that plain blouse needs a little extra something? Layering a crocheted half-shirt, like this springy pink floral one from Nordstrom, is simple, yet stylish. For a going out look, find a darker over shirt in this style to spice things up.



A paler lace/crocheted top really stands out when layered over a dark top.


Free People’s purple lace tank is a bohemian take on this girly trend. Available at stores like Carson’s and Lord and Taylor, this long shirt would pair perfectly with black skinny jeans and a denim or dark leather jacket for a night out. Wear it in the daytime with blue jeans and a pale-colored cardigan.

IMG_1090Going to a wedding or taking a trip to a tea house? A lacy dress like this one from Nordstrom is gorgeous for a sunny day. Wear it with a cardigan, pair of cute flats or nude pumps for a chic and simple look.

IMG_0975Another way to dress up with the lace look is by finding a lacy skirt, a great statement piece this spring. This long one is cute, and to keep focus on it, find a plain tank and sweater or tee shirt.

IMG_0974Want to try the lace trend, but not sure if you’re ready to go all the way with this style? Try finding an item with subtle detailing, like this grey top from Nordstrom. You can ease your way into the trend, without going over the top; it takes a plain top to the next level. And if you already have a top you love but feel like it could use a little something, check out some DIYs on how to make your own lace trim top.

With so many lace styles to choose from, there are many options to add this style to your wardrobe, in a bold or simple way. However you decide to wear this trend, make sure to remember: moderation, sophistication and style are the key to looking and feeling your best. How will you wear the lacy look?



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