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Class to Night Out: Lace Top

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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. This column focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Here at CF, we are firmly of the opinion that lace is not just for little girls, grannies, and vampires. These days, lace as so versatile it might as well be considered a neutral fabric. A touch of lace can take your look anywhere from ultra-feminine, to retro-glam, or even dark and edgy.

This week, I’ll be showing you how to style a basic cream lace top for both a cute-but-casual day of class, and a glamorous evening out. Read on for more!

Lace Top: Class

How to wear a lace top for day with coral jeans, a patterned scarf, pink stud earrings, a tote bag, and oxfords
Top, Jeans, Scarf, Brogues, Bag, Earrings

For a girly daytime look, pair your lace top with your favorite pair of pastel colored jeans – wear them now before you put them away for winter. (I’m a huge fan of this salmon colored pair.) Add vintage flair with a pair of tan lace-up brogues and a graphic print scarf. Keep the rest of your accessories classic but cute by trying out a cream leather tote and a pair of glitzy fuchsia studs.

Lace Top: Night Out

How to style a lace top for night with a magenta peplum skirt, gladiator pumps, a gold statement necklace, a gold heart ring, and black quilted bag
Top, Skirt, Pumps, Bag, Necklace, Ring

Get dolled up for night by pairing your lace top with a glamorous magenta peplum skirt – so on trend for fall! Add a touch of edge with a pair of black gladiator-style pumps and a gold cluster statement necklace. For your finishing touches, sport a black quilted cross-body bag and a “quilted,” heart-shaped cocktail ring.

What do you think?

How do you style your lace pieces? What do you think of the outfits? Be sure to let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Posted on on September 21, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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6 Responses to “Class to Night Out: Lace Top”

  1. 1
    September 22nd, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I really like the first outfit! The top, jeans, and bag are adorable!

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    September 22nd, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I really like both outfits! I’m definitely not a lace person but I’d love to try something like this. Looks very girly and feminine :)

  3. 3
    September 22nd, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Like the first outfit!:)

  4. 4
    September 22nd, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Love both outfits! You did them in such a classic and classy way. Good job!

  5. 5
    September 23rd, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I am in love with the first outfit – totally my style at the moment! Not looking forward to putting away my pastel denim, I wish it were still summer!

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