How To Wear It: Lace Shirt

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 The Spring/Summer 2014 fashion weeks have long shuffled away and now it is time to hit the streets and see how the catwalks have influenced the style of the best dressed. Easter Holidays  is the perfect time for cleaning out your wardrobe of oversized coats and replacing them with breezy lace shirts to bring back the delicate and feminine side of us, that fulfill the beginning of the romantic spring season. Here is the ultimate guide on how to wear lace shirt weather to a date, lunch with your girlfriends, or late night .
Lace, as a fabric that has always been fashion driven, has proven its relevance season after season. This year it has reached a new height when going through a transformation.

Lace originates from the early 16th century England (’ties’) when it was mainly used to edge and decorate other garments and even shoes. It has always been used to display the wealth and demonstrate the good taste of the wearer. Pretty, elegant, ethereally graceful lace has now modern written all over it. Throughout the history, the various ways to produce lace had changed for better every decade – it is all about the quality.

Today, designers follow the antique-style production and even though it is machine made, traditional needle and bobbin still looks delicate. This allows the wearer to either wear it down in everyday conditions, combining lace with other fabrics such as denim and leather or choose a lace shirt that matches a skirt to fully embrace your feminine side.

1. Pure white

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There is no Spring/Summer Season without pure white color. Combining it with lace gives the elegant look and also allows you to follow the sublime bridal trend that has been on the catwalks for a few seasons now. All white or light cream is a risky but confident choice that is better to try out before making a statement look to a meeting with a client for a coffee. Perfect outfit for a warm spring day cocktails with your girlfriends, or brunch with your parents. Don’t be afraid to mix the white lace shirt with colorful blazers, skirts, and trousers!

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2. Pastel lace accents

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When austere white is a little too simple,  pastel colors are just perfect. Let’s add some pastel lace to your style. Either combine it with the darker skirt or wear the lace shirt as a two piece with a matching skirt to give a little retro look to your outfit.

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Is pastel lace too soft for your outfit? Try some darker tones such as emerald green, burgundy and cerulean blue to combine elegant with modern, and romantic with bold.

3. Modern cut

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Spring 2014 is the time when designers took a whole new and exciting look. The trend of focusing on details, graphic design and art history is influencing stronger than ever before. Constantly changing, lace is the perfect fabric to create pieces that use references from the past and add the modern touch to them. Different cut and production of the fabric for the shirt determines the outfit. Combine the pieces together keeping in mind your body structure!

4. Chic black

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Black lace shirt is the ultimate piece after ’little black dress’ that just suits everyone and is a must have in you wardrobe for pulling of a chic look. Wear it with jeans, leather/regular trousers, pencil or midi skirt and finish the outfit with high heels to have the sophisticated and powerful look. Add a clutch bag that matches with your nail polish and make-up to make them stare!

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5. Super delicate

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If pastel colors and pretty white blouses are just not daring enough for your style, then this season is encouraging you to show a little more skin with heavenly transparent lace shirts. The best way to keep your look tasteful and gracious is to pair the lingerie like lace shirt with heavy fabric.

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By | 2017-06-13T20:31:23+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Style|

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A fashion photographer from Estonia who is taking BA degree studies in Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Fashion and photography have always been a great passion of mine, which is why, after a short period of art and photography studies in Odder, Denmark, I decided to commit myself to a BA degree in fashion photography to grow as an artist, improve the technical skills and deeply understand the behind the scene of fashion industry.
Curious and adventurous personality allows me to explore fashion photography from different angles. I enjoy working in the studio and outdoors, creating a different narrative and look each time. Until now, I also styled and directed on hair and make-up on the shoots. The outcome is always edited and retouched by me. I am also interested in graphic design and take a great pleasure combining these two fields that are so strongly connected.

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