Trend Report: All About The Lace
The Holidays are officially in full swing! A season of giving, traveling, party going and beyond. Here at Mint we are focused on one style that tends to always come back around and make an even bigger statement each time. We're talking about all things LACE! That sexy, chic and mysterious trend that can be styled in so many versatile ways. This "lingerie dressing" movement has been seen throughout the evolution of fashion for years and it is one style trend that we are sure will never disappear. This season we are diving head first into the lace pieces by Veronica M, Amanda Uprichard, BB Dakota, Red Haute + more. Lace paired with other lush materials and rich colors are everything we are looking for in a holiday look this season. From blouses to maxis to minis to basic pullovers - you can't go wrong with adding a touch of luxurious lace into the mix!
First up are these fun dressy tank blouses by Red Haute. The lace overlay gives these sleeveless tanks a touch of sophisticated dressiness. The ruffle edges at the neck and sleeve add a bit of femininity and sweetness. Whether attending a friends holiday soiree, date night with your special someone or a fancy cocktail party these tops can be styled in a number of ways to cater to that specific occasion. Pairing with a skinny pant and simple black boot as shown above is a perfect causal date night look. But if attending a dressier event these tops will pair well tucked into a high waist silky wide leg dress pant or lush velvet tie waist mini skirt. The fitted body on this piece is both flattering and allows you to style with a number of different bottoms. The plunging neckline of the lining shows through the sheer lace fabric adding a tiny touch of sexiness into the look - which is always a chic addition in our book! The styling options are endless here. Throw on a cozy teddy coat or an oversized blazer to layer up this look a bit with some other trendy winter staples.
Next up is this super soft & cozy winter staple! We all need that one basic piece for those chilly days where we just want to be warm and causal - this is the piece your looking for! The winter white color is both striking and bold for the season. The material is so soft and warm you won't want to take it off! The crew neck and tight cuff on each sleeves give this a classic pullover look. The chicest addition to this top is the intricate lace detailed sides which adds a bit of dressiness and femininity to a causal a basic piece. Pair this trendy number with a pair of black skinnies as shown above for a edgy look with a dash of feminine touch. Pair with high waisted wide leg dress pants for a stylish work look or for a more causal vibe pair with distressed skinny blue jeans and a suede booties. The styling possibilities go beyond! This is a piece you for sure want in your wardrobe for the season!
On the dressier side - here are two of our favorites for the more elegant holiday occasions. A black lace dress is always acceptable at a fancy cocktail party, whether you are a mini or a maxi type of gal, these dresses won't disappoint and will be sure to make a statement. First we have the Amanda Uprichard intricate lace mini dress in a rich plush velvet. This is THE holiday look! The lace v neckline and the fitted bodice is both flattering and sexy. The dress is lined with a rich colored silky fabric underneath which adds a touch of rich color making the dress even more elegant. Pair this statement piece with a strappy black heel and small dressy party clutch for a look that will be sure to be turning heads at your next holiday party! Veronica M balances out the lace look with a both an edgy and elegant style on this holiday maxi. The halter top gives it a modern take while the intricate lace fabric and long length stays classy and elegant. A touch of sexiness added once the lining stops at the thigh, adding a bit of mystery and chicness to such a unique party looks. The sleeveless top is flattering and balances out the elegance by showing a bit of skin. Pair this piece with strappy black heels and a classy faux fur jacket for a statement holiday party combo.
Back to the blouses! A lace blouse is so easy to dress up for all holiday occasions and has that classic and effortlessly chic look that never looses its sophisticated style. First we have the burgundy Cupcakes & Cashmere blouse. This is one of our favs because of all the small and unique details covering it. The sheer lace at the neckline and shoulders is bold look that balances out the high neck, lined bottom as well as the intricate flared sleeves - which are by the way fabulous and create a bit more drama to this piece. The rich bold color is the perfect hue for this holiday season and looks great when paired with dark washed skinnies and black boots - for both a casual yet put together ensemble. Next we have the winter white BB Dakota mock neck lace blouse. These two pieces are similar yet SO very different. That high lace neck gives this piece a bit more a feminine touch. The bell sleeves also add that classic drama and excitement and the intricate lace detailing allows you to easily dress this look up even when wearing a pair of washed skinny jeans. The winter white color is everything this season. It makes a statement while still being subtle and chic.
Last be most certainly not least is the Red Haute scoop v neck ivory lace blouse. This blouse is subtly chic. It can be styled in so many different ways and turns heads each time! Here we have it paired with a rich deep green velvet mini tie waist skirt tucked in to give it a fitted and clean holiday look. It can also be paired with light to dark wash jeans or a pair of dressy wide leg high waist pants and chic leather boots. The long bell sleeves add a touch of drama and excitement and that plunging scoop v neck is sexy and elegant. The ivory hue is a perfect palate for this season and allows you to dress this piece up with a pop of color within the accessories you pair with. This is definitely a piece you don't want to miss out on this season.
The lingerie dressing has been evolving throughout fashion for decades now. It is truly a trend that will never disappear. The pieces mentioned are all versatile pieces with modern twists on classic styles. Whatever occasion you are dressy for this holiday season a touch of lace is always a go to addition in creating those bold statement looks!