Lace & Leather

Lace & leather, leather & lace. They’re like the fashion equivalent of lattes & pastries (I was going to say peanut butter & jelly but that’s too boring a comparison).

For a while I thought that there are no rules in fashion anymore, but now I think there is one. It’s the rule of opposites. The more two things contrast, the better they look. Think about it – a feminine dress with a sporty bomber jacket and sneakers, an elegant maxi skirt with a casual t-shirt, delicate lace with tough leather.

It’s like how books and movies have 2D characters and 3D characters. Fashion is more interesting when it has more dimensions, because we also do. Is anyone actually a perfect tomboy or girly girl?

These Sammydress leather shorts are perfect. I’ve been wanting a pair for a while but those gym short types were too puffy on me and I also didn’t want skin tight booty shorts. They’re just a tiny bit loose but still fitted – flattering and as comfortable as leather shorts can be (wouldn’t want a pair of Ross shorts). I also love the curved hem detail.

And I’m so glad I finally have a pair of block heel strappy sandals! I found a great pair last year on vacation but stupidly didn’t buy them because I thought they would still be around another day.

Thanks for reading! What’s your favourite fashion contrast or do you prefer sticking to one style?

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looking glass white lace top zaful leather shorts aliexpress block heel strappy sandals 3

looking glass white lace top zaful leather shorts aliexpress block heel strappy sandals 4

looking glass white lace top zaful leather shorts aliexpress block heel strappy sandals 5

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Photos by Jon Pernul

TOP: DRESSLINK | SHORTS: SAMMYDRESS | SHOES, JACKET & CHOKER: ALIEXPRESS

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Women’s White Lace Cropped Top, Black Leather Shorts, Black Suede Heeled Sandals on Lookastic: White Lace Cropped Top, Black Leather Shorts, Black Suede Heeled Sandals

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20 Comments

    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:55

      Thank you xx

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  1. Nataliya 02/08/2016 at 08:23

    Seriously, those heels look amazing! I love the fact that they’re block heels. Makes it easier to walk in them.

    And I absolutely love contrast in my world! I’m so attracted to the juxtaposition between opposites. You’re totally right that they create an interesting flair. 🙂

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:56

      They are, they’re actually so comfortable (as far as heels go).
      Juxtaposition is very attractive in fashion 🙂
      xx

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:56

      Aw thank you Hayley! x

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:57

      Thanks Paola xx

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  2. Christina Gliati 03/08/2016 at 02:24

    I just love this outfit. I must say I stick to one style but I love to see a contrast in fashion just like this one. I will try to find shoes like these, they are wonderful. Kisses!

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:58

      Thanks Christina! The link to the ones I have is in the blog post in the item description below the photos 🙂 xx

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:58

      Thanks Alice xx

      Reply
  3. Diana 03/08/2016 at 11:54

    Lace and leather is one of my favorite combos too, the leather keeps the lace from getting too girly!! i have soooo many lace tops and sooooo many leather shorts/pants! you look fabulous!

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:58

      I love how it looks sexy, sweet and badass at the same time. Thank you! xx

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:59

      Aw thank you Paola xx

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  4. Hsin Wei Ho 03/08/2016 at 16:52

    You know I love this outfit 👌 💖
    Is your blog powered by WordPress?
    I like the layout.

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    1. Maria 03/08/2016 at 16:59

      Thanks Hsin Wei! Yes it is 🙂 I got my theme from envato marketplace.

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    1. Maria 05/08/2016 at 18:25

      Thank you! xx

      Reply

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