Styling Tips: Jolyn’s 3 Favorite Leather & Lace Looks
With the seasons changing, naturally your wardrobe will too, and what better way to start than by falling in love with two of fall’s most fabulous trends? What I hope you’ll love about this post is that, although they lack color, the pieces in all of these looks don’t lack versatility and can be mixed and matched with each other as well as pieces you already own. So get ready, ladies, because lace and leather make everything better.
FLIRT ALERT>> The circle skirt on its own is another must-try for fall, but a circle skirt in leather (or, in this case, leatherette)? It’s a little slice of heaven. Now, you may be rolling your eyes and think I’m being dramatic, but hear me out. The skirt is high waisted and hits at the smallest part of your waist. Because it’s leatherette, it’s thicker than your normal circle skirt, so it hangs nicely, doesn’t wrinkle and, my personal favorite, doesn’t cling. It can be worn in a multitude of ways and in this look is paired with a metallic lace peplum top. It’s an outfit that says fall glam and just can’t go wrong. Gunmetal accessories complete this look and add a touch of sophistication to the classic but edgy vibe.
GET THE LOOK>> Top: Foiled Lace Peplum Bustier Top ~ Skirt: Leatherette Circle Skirt, 201885, $98 ~ Bracelets: Faceted Stone Stretch Bracelet Set ~ Handbag: Mesh Minaudiere ~ Shoes: Zahara Leather Slingback Platform Sandal
ROMANCING THE COAT>> The lingerie-inspired lace dress is something you’ll be seeing all over the place for fall (runways, fashion mags, reality TV, you name it). With that being said, as the months get cooler and the idea of wearing a lace dress alone doesn’t appeal to you, this piece can easily transition with tights and this gorgeous wool and faux crocodile jacket. The ruching is very flattering and makes the dress more wearable than first meets the eye, and the jacket, with its leather-like corset waist, slims the midsection and makes you look like you have curves in all the right places. The coat and the dress paired together are the perfect combo, and you’re sure to stun, coat on or coat off.
GET THE LOOK>> Dress: Mixed Mesh & Lace Dress ~ Coat: Crocodile Corset Wool Coat ~ Shoes: Siena Metallic Detail Pump
BIKER PRINCESS>> If you’ve yet to purchase colored denim (of which bebe has some to-die-for colors for fall), I suggest you get on this trend STAT because it’s not going away. Not only is it staying, but its sister trend, printed denim, is also hitting runways with full force. This rose-printed pair is beautiful with this cropped lace top (worn over a bandeau, but it can be easily paired with a cami) and leather jacket. Think garden princess meets biker chic. What a delectable combo. Note: If for whatever reason the denim trend is just not for you, if you don’t already own one, the leather jacket is a MUST for fall.
GET THE LOOK>> Jacket: Cropped Leather Jacket, 192303, $229 ~ Top: Allover Lace Cropped Blouse ~ Denim: Etched Floral Icon Skinny Jean ~ Bracelets: Faceted Stone Stretch Bracelet Set ~ Shoes: Siena Metallic Detail Pump