By Kristin Hull
If you don’t like lace you need to learn to love it. Not only is it a huge spring trend, it’s pretty, feminine and provides texture – which adds interest to an outfit. I sifted through the plethora of pieces out there and found some that will work specifically for moms. From the feedback I’ve received, I’ve found that most moms need ideas for everyday outfits. All of the items on this page can be worn separately and most of them with jeans. Both pairs of shorts can be worn with a white tee and flats. The jackets and blue cardigan can all be thrown on over a tee. There are plenty of ways to mix and match these items with clothing already in your closet. Alternately, they’re just as easy to dress up – simply add some heels or a silky tank. Now, let’s get to it!
(Row by row, left to right)
Striped Lace Front Tank ($14/Forever 21): It’s hard to tell but the white parts of this top are lace. Stripes are huge for spring so with this you’ll be rocking two trends at once. And no, it isn’t “too much.” It’s very unique and a great way to add some style to a casual look.
Lace Ballet Flats ($15/H&M): Unfortunately, these can’t be bought online but there are H&M’s all over the country now so check if there’s one near you. If so, take a trip over. They have super cute, stylish clothes for cheap.
Lulu Crochet Band Woven Fedora ($20/Nordstrom): Enjoy a day off from doing your hair with this cute chapeau. Also comes in brown. And everyone will be envious that you look so pulled togehter.
Black See U Soon Lace Short (now $35, reg $100/ASOS – free shipping both ways!): There are lots of lace shorts out there but I chose these for their length. Most moms probably don’t want to wear short shorts for several reasons so these will do the trick. Pair them with a plain white tee for a casual look or with a silky white top for an evening event. Since you’ll be showing a lot of leg make sure your top has some coverage – if it is too warm for long sleeves, then short sleeves can work too but no tank tops or tube tops or you’ll look like a hoochie mama.
Black Lace Blazer ($40/Charlotte Russe): Peplums are a big sprng trend too, plus they hide the gut!
White Crochet Lace Moto Jacket ($33/Charlotte Russe): I love this so much that I bought it myself. Every time I’ve worn it I’ve gotten compliments. It’s unique in that it mixes the innocence of lace with the edginess of a motorcycle jacket.
Pink Lace Belted Shift Dress ($40/Pitaya)
Tan Gianni Bini Lynda Lace Shorts ($80/Dillards)
Penny Blouse ($30/Alloy): Easy piece to throw on for running errands, going to a picnic or having coffee with a friend. Over blue jeans or trendy colored jeans or shorts you’ll look super cute. And dont’ forget Alloy has sizes of most items up to XXXL. Want more arm coverage? Try this.
SM Lace Convertible Satchel ($60, reg $108/DSW)
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