There’s a reason as to why lace has transcended all fashion trends throughout the decades and centuries—it is incredibly classy, has the ability to be both sweet and sexy and is completely versatile.
When I think of lace, I immediately think vintage. There’s something about the fabric that makes you feel like your stepping into a different year. Although it may be reminiscent of long ago, recently, lace has been everywhere—ranging from small embellishments on clothing to skirts and dresses and even underwear. As this is such a popular and pretty trend, I wanted to find affordable pieces that could really show off how lovely lace can really be.
Forever 21 is the place to go if you are absolutely in love with this old-school style.
What’s great about Forever 21 is how it’s always taking risks and playing around with fashion. They specialize in amazingly low prices along with funky patterns and styles. They are constantly on the edge of what’s trendy and due to how affordable they are, they really allow a girl to be frugal and look fabulous! Here are a couple of my favorite Forever 21 pieces that show how lace can be worn by girls who are working with less money:
As you all know, I adore blazers—they polish up pretty much any outfit and that’s why I found this Longline Lace Blazer absolutely fascinating! At only $34.80, it is truly a refreshing and creative take on blazers. It’ll immediately add a bit of pizzazz to outfits that are on the plainer side. Pair this with a simple dress to classy it up a bit or a dark pair of jeans with a fun top for a more casual look.
These Floral Lace Shorts are truly short and sweet! The soft pink hue plays as a neutral and allows you to pair it with a top of almost any color! Think black if you want to be a little funkier or a nude or white top to keep the look more innocent. For only $17.80, this is a great piece to take from day to night—simply replace the flats or sandals with a great pair of pumps that show of your legs and just like that, you’re ready to go out to the bars!
This Contrast Lace Skirt really emphasizes just how sexy lace can be! The black and the teal work together perfectly to create a skirt that fits in both the workplace and nightlife environments. Wear this with a fitted blazer to rock it in the office but wear a silky cami underneath and you will make heads turn. Aside from the awesome color and versatility, it’s only $17.80! What a perfect investment.
This Lace Poncho Top is great for those days when you’re hanging with your girls on those cool summer nights! The flowiness of the style and the sleeves gives off a care-free and effortless vibe. This top is perfect to pair with your favorite shorts and a pair of sandals—simple and stylish. If you wanted to, you could also dress up the top by tucking it into a pencil skirt and putting a blazer over it and at only $19.80, there’s no reason not to!
Last, but not least, is the classic Lace Overlay Dress. Lace has been used for decades as the main fabric for gowns and wedding dresses—and lucky for us, now they’re available as everyday dresses! This navy lace piece is modest but I have no doubt that vibes of subtle and sultry sexiness will immediately envelop any girl who wears it. There is so much to do with this dress—you can put a belt on it, wear it with tights, pair it with flats or heels! The options are endless and the best part is that it’s only $28.90! You’d definitely be a babe on a budget if you were to get this dress.
Make sure to check out Forever 21 for more lacey styles and further inspiration on how to wear these pieces!