Your stylish self can’t live in bubble coats and Uggs all winter (if you even dare to wear). It’s time to incorporate some romance into your life with lace-adorned pieces. Even celebs like Madonna and a couple of our favorite Gossip Girls have weathered New York City’s frigid winter in fabulous lace ensembles.
You don’t have the freeze in your favorite lingerie-like pieces until spring comes along—there are several ways to wear lace this winter Although, you will be a seeing a lot more of this flirty, fun look when the days warm up. Take a tip from Madge and daughter Lourdes (both in Dolce & Gabbana) and pair a body-hugging lace dress with long evening gloves or a full, lace skirt with a leather jacket and military boots for Lourdes’ rocker-chic look.
The texture and pattern of the delicate fabric makes a bold statement, so no need for robust colors or major accessories when it comes to this modern romantic look.
Pray for sunny spring days in your finest frill. Lace isn’t just for Grandma anymore. Here are some of our picks:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Flower Lace Dress, $278. The blue and black contrast of this dress is sure to be an eye-catching look at any event.
Theory Jerilyn Lace Mini Skirt, $245. Dress this sophisticated mini with a blazer and sheer tights for work or go bare-legged with booties for play.
Rodarte for Target Lace Cardigan, $29. A refreshing change from solid black and white lace, Rodarte’s exclusive collection for Target (currently available only in stores) provides a burst of color with this ochre cardigan.
Kimchi Blue Mixed Lace Tunic, $48. Turn heads in this affordable stretchy mini dress or wear it as a top under a full or fitted skirt.
Daddy Long Legs Lace Leggings, $40. This season’s must-have accessory is patterned tights, which can dress up any old outfit and give it a new look.
Two Lips Gypsy Lace Platform Booties, $69.95. Get the look of Christian Louboutin’s Lace Booties ($1,785) with these look-alikes, a steal for under 100 bucks.
Konad Image Plate, $6.99. Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez have even been spotted sporting lace nails. Nail stamping is a new trend to get intricate designs on your nails, such as lace patterns. Use Konad’s nail art image plates and polishes for the look.
– LINDA VONGKHAMCHANH
Splash image by Meagan Aguayo