What To Wear

Trend challenge: Mix leather and lace


 
Have you heard of texture-blocking? It’s just as fun as colorblocking, but um, more tactile. We love it, ‘cause it brings together dainty and tough in one solid piece. We put together a roundup of six pieces under $40 so that you can mix and match textiles like leather, silk, satin and lace to elevate your everyday basics. 

 

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    Sock it to me

    These adorbs boot socks feel a li’l bit grunge and a li’l bit presh—creating the perfect mix peeking out of your knee-high pair.
     

    Oatmeal Tweed Tall Lace Boot Socks, $30, catherinecolestudio.com

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    Silky soft

    What’s better than a sweatshirt + silk combo? Nothing. Your loungewear just got a lot more chic.

     

    Silk-Blend Inset Pullover, $13, forever21.com

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    Lady lace

    A sunshine-yellow dress gets a sweet style update with a lace panel. Perfect for a springtime picnic, dontcha think?
     

    Lace Panel Dress with Belt, $28, forever21.com

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    Pocket princess

    Printed shorts with embellished pockets? Pair ’em with a cool graphic tee and you’re best dressed, babe.
     

    Tassel Trim Pocket Aztec Shorts, $22, mickeysgirl.com

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    Slouchy spikes

    Your best knit gets toughened up with a scattering of gold spikes. Too cool for school? We think not.

     

    Royal Knit Spiked Sweater, $38, mickeysgirl.com

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    Hello, moto

    Hop on the trend bandwagon already and pick up a jacket with contrasting leather sleeves. Looks soo good, you’ll never wanna take it off, trust.

     

    Faux Leather Sleeve Moto Jacket, $33, forever21.com
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BY KARA DEPAOLA ON 3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

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