by: Kelsey Larsen, Style Council Intern
This season is one of great dualities in fashion. Bright primary colours are showcased next to soft, sweet sorbets; feminine floral prints hang beside bold retro colour-blocks. Two of this season’s biggest must-haves are leather and lace. A study in opposites, one would not generally think that these two very different looks would be popular at the same time, let alone think of wearing them together. Done properly, however, combining leather and lace can result in an ensemble that is both edgy and feminine and perfect for spring.
From frothy fifties-inspired frocks to form-fitting shifts and blouses, lace is everywhere this season. Common as overlays and trims, designers have even started working lace accents into shoes, purses, and even jewellery. With all of the variation available there is a piece to compliment every ensemble whether your style is bohemian, vintage, or modern.As with denim this season, coloured leather garments are also becoming quite popular for both men and women. Ranging in shades of pale pink and blue to bold crimson and sapphire, a great leather jacket or bag is the perfect way to top off an outfit.
Creating the right balance while wearing them together can be a challenge. Pair a lace top with a chic leather jacket or skirt for a look that is flirty, feminine, and fierce.
Sweet and girly or edgy and chic, you’ll find everything you need this season here at Kingsway Mall.