Lace Romance

Romance was in the air at the Spring 2020 London Fashion Week: there was no shortage of billowy sleeves, pastel tones, and frothy tulles on the runway.

Ever so impressionable, I, after a years-long preoccupation with the utilitarian, recently started adding more romantic touches to my outfits. One piece that I have been loving is this reasonably priced WAYF Mabel Mock Neck Top ($89; comes in the “ivory lace” shown, and also in “black lace“), even though it’s proving difficult to style: the bodice has a straight, boxy cut, so doesn’t tuck easily or gracefully; and when un-tucked, the length is a touch too long on someone my height. As there are a number of fit issues to contend with, I can’t recommend this top with full enthusiasm to fellow petites. If you are on the taller end of the height spectrum, however, I’d recommend giving this top a try.

Quay My Girl Sunglasses || WAYF Mabel Mock Neck Top in Ivory Lace (size XS; also here and here) || Amanda Uprichard Wrap Front Trousers (size P) || Chanel Cerf Tote (buy pre-owned here) || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps (reviewed here)

In sale news, the Amanda Uprichard Wrap Front Trousers seen above is now on sale at Shopbop and sizes are still complete in two colorways. I own this in both colors and like that it’s a more delicate take on the wide leg crop pant, without compromising an ounce of convenience. The crepe-like material (100% polyester) needs a thorough steam before first wear, but is not noticeably wrinkle-prone. Sizes run P to XL, and fits slightly small to size (not a full size), so I’d recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes.

Here are some more picks from the Shopbop sale:

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