Photography by the Sunshine.
If you’ve read COSMICaroline before, or ever….you’ll know about my obsessive tendencies with all clothing white and flowing. Mixing white and layering lace are two forms of styling I use on an almost daily basis. In the summer, minimal clothing weight diminishes melting and sweltering in the heat, but with lace, a look can be layered and still breezy. Although I see no harm in mixing different lace textiles, I do see the importance of proportion. Whether your pieces are lace, eyelet, or just moth-eaten and covered in holes, it is trivial to know how each piece adds shape or volume to your body. Obviously, as shown above, a voluminous top should be paired with a tailored bottom. Or vice versa. Mirrors are your best friend. Do a twirl and analyze all angles of a look, ensuring your frame isn’t swimming in a tidal wave of eyelet and lace fabric. Lace can sometimes be perceived as stuffy, so by choosing chic pieces and using a careful eye when pairing them together, an all lace look can be modernized and effortless.