4 Ways To Wear: The Lace Blouse

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.

Monroe Lace Top, £59 | Fliss Floral Shorts, £35

Dinner with Friends

Jaye Cropped Denim Jean, £45 | Monroe Lace Top, £59 | Patricia Parrot Pouch, £29 | Ariana Lace Up Sandals, £59

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

Alma Linen Crop Trousers, £45Monroe Lace Top, £59 | Sammy Tote Bag, £39 | Emma Block Heel Mules, £49

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.

On Vacation

Riley Print Maxi Skirt, £59Monroe Lace Top, £59 | Ombre Straw Zip Pouch, £12 | Katy Sporty Sandal, £29

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

Don Linen Jogger Trousers, £45Monroe Lace Top, £59 | Ella Embroidered Shopper Bag, £39 | Bluebell Footbed Sandal, £29

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.

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