This summer, the dainty girl is getting a little edge! This season’s been all about unexpected mixing and matching, from cool color combinations in everything from fashion to nails, to weird but delicious foodie pairings, but the combo that we’ve been loving most this summer is leather and lace. Hot weather leather’s been a huge trend this summer and when paired with lovely, lady-like lace, it takes the stereotypically gritty fabric to chic, girly new heights. Leather and lace is punk meets pretty, biker meets debutante, and though it may seem like a complete contradiction, you know what they say—opposites attract!
Peplum & Pink
It’s only right to begin with the staple silhouette of 2012, the peplum. To add yet another layer to this style, this Lace Zip Back Peplum Top ($72 from topshop.com) has been covered in black rose lace perfect for both the summer and fall. For the ultimate lace-meets-leather combination, pair this pretty top with a pale pink Leather Mini Skirt ($125 from americanapparel.net). Leather in the summer may have been taboo, but not anymore! With summer cuts, bright colors and thinner layers, hot weather leather’s where it’s at this summer!
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