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Bobbie's Tuesday Trend: Lace it up

Lace can be the perfect blend of sweet and sexy when done right. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com’s Bobbie Thomas shares tips for trying this pretty and popular trend:'Work' it Both the beauty and the challenge of wearing lace lies in the fact that it can look a little lingerie-like at times. Thankfully, you can combat looking overly sexy at the office by pairing lace with more structured pie
TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas
TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas

Lace can be the perfect blend of sweet and sexy when done right. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com’s Bobbie Thomas shares tips for trying this pretty and popular trend:

'Work' it

Both the beauty and the challenge of wearing lace lies in the fact that it can look a little lingerie-like at times. Thankfully, you can combat looking overly sexy at the office by pairing lace with more structured pieces like a blazer or a pair of well-tailored trousers. You can also take a cue from recent red carpets, where celebrities have been slipping into modest lace styles, including tea-length dresses with delicate lace overlays and blouses with high, Victorian-influenced necklines. (ASOS Curve Lace Top $50, Madisonplus.com; I.N.C International Concepts Bootcut Pant $80, Macys.com)

Dress it down

For moms on the go, teens, tweens and anyone else with a more casual lifestyle, you can add a touch of romance to your usual look by incorporating lace. For weekends, I love pairing a black or cream lace dress with a chunky knit cardigan and cozy sweater tights. Top it off with a scarf, hoodie or even combat boots for an effortlessly chic bohemian ensemble. (Waltz Dress $27, Necessaryclothing.com; Cardigan $90, Bananarepublic.com; Makayla Lace Tank $19, Necessaryclothing.com; Julia Grey Striped Hoodie $43, BrandyMelvilleusa.com; Loyal Boot-Cut Jeans $40. Hm.com)

Toughen up

Last but not least, "sweet meets street" in the runway favorite combo of leather and lace. Anyone can pull off this fashion-forward style for an evening out; the trick is to keep at least one garment classic. Sleek leather pencil skirts and leather jackets are favorites that'll keep things modern and sophisticated; otherwise, you may end up in territory that's a tad too trendy. (Victoria's Secret Rezrekshn Leather jacket $90, Ebay.com; Coincidence & Chance Revel Dress $79, Urbanoutfitters.com).

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