16 May, 2014

Sassy’s Trend Watch: Lace

16 May, 2014

You can feel it, can’t you? That lingering heat hanging heavy in the air. The long Hong Kong summer is on its way, which means your summer holiday plans will be in full swing soon. The good news is that each new season brings an excuse to pick up a stylish piece that can revamp the wardrobe… and your suitcase! But when there are so many trends to try, which one will you give a go? Why not try the ever so lovely lace, that can take you to every city scene with ease? There are so many ways to wear this feminine find! Let’s take a peek at a few ways to style this look at home and abroad.

Los Angeles

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L.A. is a town for the laid back beach-loving folks, so we start with a casual take on the trend. These Migueline Jaya lace shorts from Net-a-Porter will have you strolling side by side with Hollywood’s A-list crowd. Pair them with a basic Free People tee (available at LAB Concept) and some Alexander Wang sunnies to keep your cool. Finish the look with a host of boho chic accessories like this necklace from Asos and this fringe bag from Zara. I can already see you winning in the “Who Wore it Best” feature!

New York

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If you find yourself in the Big Apple, then don a frock that would make Carrie Bradshaw giddy with delight! This one from River Island certainly does the trick! Play up the dazzle with these Shourouk earrings and this little gold anklet from Forever 21. Think of your ankle as just one more place to put jewellery (and we all know I’m a fan of more bling)! To bring it all together slip into a pinky pair of Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos and clutch a cute checkerboard Charlotte Olympia bag for a night on the town with the girls (have you been by her new shop in HK yet?!). As Carrie once said, “Women come to New York for the two L’s: labels and love”.

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There is nothing chicer for a trip to Paris than a black and white ensemble! Topshop combines the lace and crop top trends into one great petite top. To risk from showing too much skin pair it with this high waist skirt by Oscar de la Renta. By mixing high end and high street it shows that you are truly en vogue! Classic Roger Vivier flats adds a timeless quality, balanced out by the Grafea leather backpack, which injects a shot of youth. For jewels, go for a sleek black watch and bracelet combo and a bangle with a special reminder. You can pick up a similar piece from local designer Carman Chan. Paint your pout with matte rouge and you are tres fabuleux!


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Why leave Asia when there is so much to see and do here? Hit up Tokyo for great shopping, amazing eats, and exciting nightlife! This House of Holland lace skirt can carry to you from shopping in Shibuya to dinner in Ginza with out missing a beat. In Japan, fashion risks are not only accepted but encouraged, so toss on this fantastically floral H&M kimono! Add a burst of colour to the look with this Tory Burch necklace (see my picks for her SS’14 line here) and these J.Crew X Sophia Webster pumps. We hope that the new J. Crew shop in Hong Kong will carry these bad boys so you can pick them up before you get on your flight! Once there, stash your PASMO card in this Kotur clutch then hit the town knowing you look sugoi!


Even if you staycation this summer you can still pull off all of these looks. It seems to me that Hong Kong is a place that loves taking a chance and trying a trend. So why not embrace the lace?! You can dress it up or dress it down and it always adds a subtle sexiness to any look. No matter where you shop you are destined to see a lace goody or two, so give it a whirl and see just how alluring you look in lace!


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