Formerly seen outside the bedroom only under cover of darkness, lace has now come into the light, but in a totally different guise. Instead of veiling bare skin, day wear treats it as an accent fabric that spotlights its intricacy rather than its intimacy. The result is unexpectedsurprisingly not sexy, but it sure is pretty.
HOW TO WEAR IT Stick to lingerie colorsblack and nudewhich add cheekiness to lace’s newly reworked propriety. (Colors can take it from chic to cheap.) Make an inspired odd couple by pairing it with flannel, bordering a Donegal tweed, or under a sporty coat. A lace shoe is too much for day, but a bag is finejust choose a shoulder strap, not a clutch.