spring is officially here (though our current weather patterns
say otherwise!), and my skirts and dresses, sans tights, are
ready. they've been neglected all winter and want to
make their return -- complete with cold brew coffee, blooming
flowers and warm temperatures!
a few of my favorite trends for spring? ruffles (i have worn
several blouses and sweaters adorning ruffles), all things 70s,
and of course, lace. there is something so feminine and chic about a
delicate lace dress. whether you're in need of a date night look or
were invited to attend a spring or summer wedding, lace won't let
you down. it's both classic and trendy!
disclosure: stylewe graciously provided me with the dress i'm
wearing in this post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!
i love the hem of this dress; with a shorter slip
underneath, the lace makes a statement! while i have
other black dresses, i don't have anything quite like this.
and despite ordering this dress online (which has proven
risky at times, particularly when it comes to dresses), the fit is
the cotton collar adds a bit of edge to this otherwise
feminine dress. i think it would be great for an event, but
could also be a go-to dress for the office. though i must admit, i would
quickly ditch the heels for my preferred ballet flats, as there
is nothing worse than aching feet after a long day.
as an alternative to heels or flats, this dress
would be equally adorable with your favorite city sneaks.
i commute to and from work on the bus and have become
an avid supporter of sneakers with dresses. while
i typically have flats or ankle boots in my bag, there are times
i have kept the sneakers on throughout the work day.
while this may not be appropriate in all office environments, i like the
casual 'i didn't try' vibe it gives off.
so, grab your white converse or colorful vans and give
this dress an altogether different look! fashion is about experimentation
and finding different ways to wear pieces in your closet --
combinations that make you feel like you.
photos by karya schanilec photography
dress: c/o stylewe (exact here), purse: gift from my very sweet coworker,
shoes: bcbg via dsw (similar here), rings: forever 21
have you joined in on the current lace trend?
how do you like to style your lace pieces?
let me know in the comments!