This is a first for me. First lace top, and first cropped top.
But it's cream and comfortable and I absolutely fell in love with it (and the red one) at Madewell. I love finding "statement" pieces that I can wear without a sweater because I'm much more likely to wear it at the studio. I've found that it gets a little bit toasty wearing a top + a sweater + an apron while using a blow dryer or flat iron, so the fewer layers on top for me the better.
Here are a few different ways to wear it, or "feature" it if you will:
With a Dress
This style was recommended via my sister and one of the employee's at the store. I'd say they were both right on--I loved wearing it with this dress.
Oh and the dress? On clearance for $17.00 at Tar-jay! (<----that's Target.)
The belt is from J.Crew, but Target has a wide, WIDE assortment of any color belt you could possibly want.
The necklace is from Nordstrom, last year, and the shoes are Alfani brand.
With Cropped Pants
These are the Gap ankle zip pants that I love. I have them in navy blue (seen here) and grey (called Shark Fin in stores, they do not sell the grey online). They are comfortable, adorable, and an easy swap out for my usual denim.
The tank is from Banana Republic a few years ago, and the necklace is from J.Crew outlet. My shoes are Franco Sarto via Tj Maxx.
This is probably the most common way I'll wear this top, but it needs the right tank underneath. I didn't want to wear something too form fitting, since I don't want the lace top to hang too far from my body, so this was the loosest tank I could find. I think it would be a little prettier if I wore a cream, or beige tank, you know what I mean?
My jeans are my favorite j.crew jeans from last year, and my shoes are Alfani.
Have you jumped on the lace trend yet? It's not too late! It seems like it will stick around for fall, and I'm hoping winter too.
Here are a few lace top options that would look great on their own, or fantastic under a red or teal sweater!
And they are all under $45.00.