17
Feb
2017

How to style lace this season

When it comes to fabrics, one of the biggest trends for SS17 is lace. This elegant and detailed material has been popping up all over the catwalk and throughout designer collections ahead of the warmer season, which means you need to be wearing it.

Lace is perfect for spring and summer as it is light, can be layered or worn sheer. It is also ideal for featuring a variety of colours, meaning you can wear the different shades that are coming into fashion for SS17 too.

On top of all of this, lace can create a range of totally different looks. You can wear it in a traditionally feminine way or making it a bit edgier, meaning it is one of the most versatile trends of the season. 

To help you make the most of it over the next few months, here's how we recommend you style it:

Layers of perfection

One of the best ways to rock lace this season is to use it to create layered looks. While some layered outfits can look heavy, the dainty nature of lace means it is lovely and light, especially when you only feature it in one colour. 

Layer up your lace clothing in light shades, like white, neutrals and pastels to make the most of how airy this will make your ensemble look. Teaming lace skirts, tops and jackets create a stylish outfit while opting for lace dresses with loose layered skirts are perfect for warm summer days.

Keep the look light by wearing it with sandals and natural makeup or make a bold statement by teaming it with chunky boots, a bold lipstick and a pair of our silver statement drop earrings.

Sexy and sheer

The last few years have seen sheer fabrics really come to the fore, and this spring and summer season is set to be no different. Sheer materials add a sexy element to an outfit without necessarily showing a lot of skin, which is why they work well for both day and night.

You can team a sheer top with a cute bralette or crop top for a light daytime look, while a sheer dress will look amazing over a bodysuit for the evening. 

Lace works well with this trend as it isn't quite as see-through as a single layer of chiffon, allowing you to be daring but not have to step too far out of your comfort zone. You can even showcase the sheer element of lace by wearing a brighter coloured item underneath so the bold shade shows through.

Power vibes

One of the biggest styles this season is undoubtedly power dressing. Tailored jackets and dresses with shoulder pads are must-wears, adding a touch of 1980s career woman to your wardrobe.

This look is great for teaming with lace clothing as it creates a great contrast between block, statement styles and delicate lace. Small touches like teaming your power suit in a strong colour with a lace bodysuit or top will look fantastic and allow you to get the best out of both trends.

Complete your outfit by wearing a subtle but modern piece of jewellery - such as our layered gold and black necklace - and you'll be turning heads for all the right reasons. 

However you wear lace for SS17, make sure you have the jewellery to match by shopping our new season collection here