A Touch of Daytime Lace

Style Theory: Lace is now a fashion staple and can look just as fabulous dressed down in the daytime as it does dressed up in the evening. A lace skirt can be easily inserted into your capsule wardrobe and worn with casual tops and flat sandals. Here's how:



This is my favourite lace skirt from H&M, I love wearing it with a breton, denim shirt or grey sweater as I think it looks better dressed down, somehow it makes it look more expensive.

Here is some more inspiration from Pinterest:

Wear your lace skirt with a grey jumper
Lace looks great with a chunky jumper
Such a luxurious look with muted khaki silk blouse and tan clutch.
Laura Fantacci of WIT blog wears hers with a J Crew grey sweater.


Add a grey tee for an easy and classic look
Love the structured crop top with the lace skirt.
White tee, denim shirt and a lace skirt an easy and stunning combination. 
Images above from Pinterest
The key is to dress down your top half to balance out the intricate detail of the skirt. If possible wear with a small heel as this is always more flattering on your legs, but if it is hot then I think a gold pair of strappy flat sandals would look just as good. Add some fine gold jewellery and keep accessories simple, a pop of colour looks great, you can add a block colour handbag/clutch in orange or red.

The best lace skirts on the high street:
Topshop Cut Out Rose Lace Skirt £38 (also in white)
New Look Pink Embellished Lace Pencil Skirt £29.99
Warehouse Blue Stripe Lace Skirt £50
Oasis Lace Midi Skirt £35
Oasis Geo Lace Skirt £35

Primark Courts £14 (found in store) - a small Sophia Webster 'homage'?!
I hope this inspires you to add a little lace to your wardrobe for this spring/summer..if it ever comes?!

My Style:
When it was a little sunnier over the weekend, going on walks, swimming and out for dinner, all outfits very casual and comfortable!

Shirt: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Bag: H&M
Shoes: Birkenstocks 
Sweater: Whistles
Jeans: Diesel
Leather Biker: Asos
Bag: H&M

Shirt: Gap
Leggings: Zara
Bag: H&M
Denim Jacket: Tied round waist Warehouse
Shoes: Birkenstock
The sunshine seems a distant memory....so today I am in tracksuit bottoms..come on summer we are ready for you!! xx

Do you have a lace skirt or top, do you find now it is easy to wear for daytime too?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xxx

21 comments:

  1. Lace is so perfect for summer, just got myself a skirt and can't wait to wear it! Great outfits, love your leather jacket.

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    1. Thanks, look forward to seeing how you style your lace skirt x

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  2. Fabulous selection, I totally agree that lace skirts look amazing dressed down with a shirt tucked in!
    A x

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  3. want the H&M one - please just give me yours!!! XXXX CC XXXX

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    1. You can borrow it for your hols Cat x

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  4. Wow the Primark shoes are stunning! I never go to Primark but it might be time to have a look.

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    1. I know they look good I haven't seen them in the 'flesh' but will be hunting for them x

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  5. Just trying to remember which shop I was in after Christmas and saw a lace skirt reduced drastically. Trouble is the weather was cold and very wet and I wasn't in the mood for a cream lace skirt at the time. Darn it! I really love lace especially when it's toughened up with denim or leather. Lovely outfits Frances x

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    1. Annoying when that happens you see the perfect one at the wrong time! Xx

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  6. Love lace skirts, I have 3 including the green WIT one - I make take my navy mini one from J Crew on holiday with a grey tee and silver flats. Gorgeous picks here - I love the warehouse one. Loving your style pics as usual. X

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    1. Oooo a navy mini one sounds fab, you'll look lovely! Xx

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  7. I am now totally kicking myself for not picking up a lace pencil skirt that was drastically reduced in Primark earlier this year! I love the neon Oasis skirt.....that would look superb with tanned pins! xx

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    1. Aargh a primark one would be fab and reasonable!!xxx

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  8. I have that green lace skirt that Laura is wearing and love it! Beaut as always x

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    1. That green skirt is gorge you'll look fab in it! Xx

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  9. After seeing this I may try the lace skirt ( my legs will howl ) but they look so good dressed down. You are spot on. H x

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    1. Thanks Helen, you will look fantastic in a lace skirt xx

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  10. Love the way you've paired yours with some stripes and the fab H&M sandals/shoes. I don't know what to call them! I don't get out enough but if I did - I'd certainly invest and wear as you've directed, a little more dressed down on the top to let the skirt do all the talking.

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  11. You do casual so well Frances, you look gorgeous in all your outfits. I have a black lace skirt someone, I don't think I ever sold it but if I find it I know it won't fit any more grrrrr

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  12. I think the skirts are so great & love them with a simple grey tee! Those Primark shoes are so cute! You look great as always Frances! Ax

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