Lace It Up: Why Lace is Essential for Fall

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Lace has always partially symbolized seduction, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it out Monday-Friday. Therefore, this post will illustrate lace’s diversity and range: from the full on seduction look to the feminine and classy look.

One of fall’s seductive colors is here to keep you looking cool and layered. This cascading all lace purple jacket is such a smart way to make any ordinary outfit fun and trendy. The exaggerated shoulders make a stunning come back with this hip twist on the old school style that our moms used to embrace. I give the mixture of lace, purple, and the short refreshing style two thumbs up.

Bebe Lace Cowl Waterfall Jacket


→ Buy the Bebe Lace Cowl Waterfall Jacket, $169.00, at bebe.com.


Betsey Johnson’s lace booties are the perfect balance between soft and sexy. The beige color seems more attractive to me, as opposed to the black. This trendy and fun style is waiting to be paired with all the fall colors. Also, why not take advantage of the peep toe style and show off a deep brown or blood red pedicure to complete the look?

Betsey Johnson Codeyy Bootie


→ Buy the Betsey Johnson Codeyy Bootie, $99.95 (was $130.00), at dsw.com.


All black lace usually exudes too much sex, but this dress has the right amount of sex appeal without going overboard. The covered top is a great way to balance out the short, girly flare. This is a Mad Men kind of look. All you need to complete this ensemble is a Jon Hamm lookalike next to you.

Alice and Olivia Shelly Leather Detail Dress


→ Buy the Alice + Olivia Shelly Leather Detail Dress, $597.00, at bloomingdales.com.


Need to spice up your bottom half with some extra flair? This panel lace combination is ultra provocative and I love it. This top is engineered to perfection, and the design is flattering because of the way it accentuates the waist.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Lidia Top


→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Lidia Top, $298.00, at bcbg.com.


Since the leather and lace combination is huge in the fashion world right now, I couldn’t resist the temptation of this next feature. Although, I must say, the faux leather and the lace trim can be overwhelming when worn inappropriately. It’s a better idea to wear this with more casual bottoms or a conservative black pencil skirt to avoid overkill.

ASTR Faux Leather Crop Top


→ Buy the ASTR Faux Leather Crop Top, $64.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Going from the previous top, which can be too risqué, to a grade-A sophisticated dress might be a rough transition, but I promise it’s a good one. This Tadashi Shoji print silk lace dress is a feminine option for a work event or a nice evening out. This sultry dress is a true representation of fall, and the pattern and the lace show a woman’s body to the highest degree. The ruched pencil skirt is an elegant style that is finished off eloquently with the broad belt lace around the waist.

Tadashi Shoji Print Silk and Lace Dress


→ Buy the Tadashi Shoji Print Silk and Lace Dress, $328.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.