With the likes of fashion staples we gravitate to all year-round, certain fabrics we use to thread and weave garments also transcend space and time. One material that many of my fashion staples use is lace, which is an embroidered cutout design known for its classic and exquisite look.
To add a blossoming spin to my business casual outfit (again, work appropriate), I chose a dusty rose button down shirt interwoven with intricate lace details and a pair of pants infused with a signature print that, much like lace, never goes out of style. Who’s the other fashion muse you ask? Floral prints of course.
Florals was brought to the fashion game much early on — as early as the beginning of Japanese kimonos in year 794 to the spawn of Genoese velvets in the 1400s. Given its classic aesthetics and unwavering versatility, it’s a trend that’s weathered the storm quite well when others have withered away and passed. Come Spring 2017 the fashion circle would once again be raving about these buds and blossoms. From Gucci’s cocktail wear in taffeta with ruched, floral details, to Givenchy’s flared pants with shards of colored crystal arranged in flowerlike patterns, it’s safe to say the new season ahead of us will be in full bloom :)
Are you an aficionado of either lace or florals? If so, how do you incorporate them into your outfits?
“Lace is formed from the absence of substance; it is imagined in the spaces between the threads. Lace is a thing like hope. It lived, it survived, and it was desired for what it was not. If faith, as the nuns said, was the substance of things hoped for, then lace was the outline – the suggestion – of things not seen” – Iris Anthony
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