A reinterpretation of the Victoriana styles that dominated last season’s wardrobes, the lace blouse is back for spring and summer. This time, things have taken a turn for the boho with lighter, floatier lace fabrics, layered details, and more delicate and intricate patterns. From work to easy-breezy weekends, we show you how to wear the lace blouse for the season ahead.
Dinner with Friends
The combination of white lace with blue denim never dates. Give it a new season spin by swapping your trusty skinnies for a cropped pair with distressed detailing, adding an intense hit of colour with heeled sandals in bright fuchsia. Match its bold shade to an embellished clutch bag – think parrots, tropical flowers and tassels.
In The Office
The lace blouse also slots seamlessly into your office wardrobe, acting as a modern alternative to the classic white shirt. Offset its relaxed, romantic feel with smart black culottes, opting for a lightweight linen design over heavier fabrics. For extra polish, simply add an ever-chic black tote bag and ‘90s-inspired mules with sturdy block heels.
Heading out to wine and dine by the seafront? Embrace your inner bohemian with a statement printed maxi skirt – we think the soft blue palette of this floor-sweeping style complements the crisp white lace of the top to perfection. Style it with a tonal ombre pouch with pom-pom charms for a free-spirited feel, adding a flash of sparkle with metallic silver sandals.
At The Weekend
For sunny weekends on home ground, team the lace blouse with khaki-hued jogger trousers, made from soft, breathable linen. Throw on an embroidered shopper bag that’s both stylish and spacious enough to carry all those must-have essentials, and finish the laid-back look with jewelled flip-flops.