Leather and lace are two amazing textiles with different vibes. Lace brings to mind weightless, wispy dresses and delicate bralettes, while leather often has a bit more edge. (Go ahead, and name one person who doesn’t look instantly cooler in a biker jacket?) But the truth of the matter is that interesting textures often look best when paired together. And the five examples below prove it.
While there shouldn’t be any set rules for how you put together different pieces into one look, there is a foolproof place to start: long, lacy hems and tough, sleek leather outerwear. Of all the ways to wear the combination, this one has proved to be the most popular among our recent street style stalking. And be it trenches with maxi skirts or minidresses with motos, the looks ahead provide plenty of inspiration to get you mixing and matching in no time.
Click in for five chic ways to wear leather and lace all at once.
Pair your most delicate dresses with your most daring overcoats like this statement-making pierced piece.
Drape your leather jacket over the shoulders to make a lace-and-satin slip dress feel a little less precious.
Having a tough time mixing textures? Keep it all within the same color family for starters.
Athleisure lovers will be all about this leather hoodie and A-line skirt. Pair with your favorite sneakers, and you’re set.
Leather jacket not enough? Add a sturdy leather book to complete your ensemble.
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