Traditionally, lace has been associated with all those sweet and demure girls who wrinkle up their noses at the very thought of black leather leggings and and garish color combos like (gasp!) hot pink and orange. Once sequestered and saved for newborn babies and blushing brides, lace is now making waves all across the fashion scene. From sexy lace skirts to black lace insets set against cashmere, it’s everywhere this season and that’s not a bad thing.
Apparently we’re not the only ones who feel that way. With over 40 million types of Polyvore boards at our fingertips, we couldn’t help but notice a common thread across many. From lace shirts to dresses, it’s obvious this long-enduring fabric is back on the scene and ready for a healthy dose of reinvention.
Check out the slideshow above for some fun and fresh styling tips (oh, and don’t forget to click on the member names if you’re eager find out where you can snap up your own.)
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You can create a strong monochromatic look by pairing a lace outfit with matching heels and accessories. (Created by Polyvore member jan31)
Balance out a soft lace tunic with a bold-colored suit like this one created by white-water-lily.
Lace doesn't have to be totally ladylike. As pretty-birdy demonstrates, it works just as well when mixed with masculine elements like leather and studs.
As ruppy shows us, bright and bold statement pieces and accessories add texture and appeal to lace separates.
Want to have fun with your favorite lace piece? Polyvore member moni-xoxo-b-day-august-6 makes it clear here that bright neons make lacy little tops totally pop.
Yes, Lana Del Rey is quite the muse, but alwaysdreamer sees massive inspiration in this lovely kelly green sweater with black lace insets.
Make a white lace garment a lasting neutral in your wardrobe. As emese222 demonstrates, it looks great with tan and black, AND with lace on lace.