In the first of a series on style tips, boutique owner, mother-of-two and all round fashionista Samantha Chan (also known by her online moniker Miss Luxe) shows us how to wear different types of lace and play with a combination of styles to achieve your desired look.
- ‘Street-style’ lace grunge
Nothing says feminine chic better than mixing lace with designer lace-up booties. My favourite designer booties at the moment are these Chanel lace-up sneaker espadrilles. I’ve styled the booties with a black eyelet lace dress by Australian designers, Bec & Bridge.
What I love about this lace is that it’s not typically ‘girly’ which means that you can pair it with boots to create that ‘street-style’ lace grunge look.
- Vintage Crochet chic
I’m sure I was born in the wrong era! I’m in love with all things vintage. This 1970’s off-shoulder crochet lace dress by “We are Kindred” epitomises what this era was all about — class and elegance. For this look, I’ve paired vintage-style tan heels by Piazza Grande from ZOMP . I picked up a quilted patchwork vintage clutch from my travels in Nepal a few years ago which I think suits this look. This is an outfit that will resonate with most mums that grew up through the 1970s and 1980s.
- Feminine & sweet lace
For those days when you want to be comfortable and yet still look pretty in lace, I think this Angel Biba playsuit is perfect. The lace is delicate and intricate and pairs well with a white leather Saint Laurent mini cross-body bag. For a playful touch, I’ve styled it with the cutest pom pom sandals from Bali.
- Vintage Hippie chic
For the hippy in all of us, my favourite look is the high-waisted flared jeans by Sass and Bide paired with a French lace top by Lover. Hip and stylish, I’ve styled the outfit with a Chanel boy handbag and a 1970’s vintage Chanel chain belt.
This look takes you from day to night and exudes style and elegance with a touch of boho chic glamour.
About the writer:
Samantha Chan, @miss_luxe is the fashion boutique owner of www.luxefashionboutique.com.au, a style influencer, and a mummy of two young mischievous boys. You can visit her blog at: www.samanthamissluxe.com
Picture credits: Thomas Su Photography