While many will celebrate today as the last day of summer, the official end of the season is actually September 22! So, while it may seem to be an unusual maneuver, the next few articles posted will continue with summer trends, which will be wonderful to use in executing transitional looks into the coming weeks.
Lace was such a big trend for Spring/Summer collections, and it continues into the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Amusingly, pastel was frequently a part of these same collections and was another trend repeated into Fall/Winter.
Runway shows that featured lace:
- Bottega Veneta
- Roberto Cavalli
- Vera Wang
- Oscar de la Renta
- Christopher Kane
- Luisa Beccaria
The lace used by designers was from a full range of weight, from the fine and delicate to heavy, crochet-like lace. These different laces created an elegant variety of textures. Lace has diverse options - from edgy to classic - thanks to the colors used. Neon, pastels, and rich jewel tones all come in lace pieces now, bringing about fun diversity to a typically soft look. Even Wednesday Addams was channeled for the darker, edgy fall collections.
There are so many ways to wear lace – head-to-toe provides a sweet girlie look – but it might come across too young. Consider a lace blouse: whether a shell, tunic, cardigan or tee, worn with leather leggings or a pencil skirt. This look can read ‘trendy professional’ or ‘fun date night’ depending on the pairing and accessories used. It is up to you!
If you live in a warmer climate you may still be able to pull off a colored pair of lace capris or miniskirt for a few more months. A breezy oxford blouse or pussy-bow top can add polish to either piece. Mid-priced brands such as Asos, DKNY, and Joie used lace on gorgeous dresses for Spring/Summer 2013. The colors and fabrics they used will transition well with a pair of tights and jacket. For example, Asos had a memorable leather dress with lace trim in wedgewood blue. Yes, it would be simple to wear it with a patent leather heel, but what about an oxblood jacket and heel or bring in metallics such as gunmetal to transition it for the cooler months?
There are so many great pieces out there – do not store them just yet!
How would you wear this lace trend?