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How To Wear Lace To Work: Tips From The Designer

I'm a huge fan of lace. It's a lightweight fabric that instantly adds texture and a feminine touch to your look. Plus, wear the right weight and it'll keep you cool all season long. While I love wearing this fabric for work, there's definitely a fine line between "I'm a summer goddess" and "HR will see you now".

In this week's video, I'm sharing 5 tips on how you can rock lace to the office. Watch for outfit inspiration and detailed tips for mastering lace in your professional wardrobe.

1. Make Sure Your Garment Is Fully Lined

Simply put, nobody wants to see that at the office. Make sure that your garment is fully lined for a professional look. Another tip is to choose linings in a breathable fabric like cotton, Tencel, or Rayon.

2. Utilize Layers In Your Look

The easiest way to make any look dressier is to add a layer. I like adding outerwear in a statement color like our KESTAN blush for a soft, yet eye-catching, update on your outfit.


3. Play With Accessories

Add structure to any look with a belt. Belting at the waist will any loose garment some shape, and add some extra flair.

4. Find A Standout Piece

Save yourself time and trouble by choosing a piece with designed details. Little things like novelty buttons, fun trim, and seaming details can instantly elevate your look.

5. Add A Blazer

My ultimate "lazy girl's tip" is to just throw a blazer on top of your look! Nothing screams "work appropriate" more than a classic blazer. Choose a fitted one for a dressier look, or go for a relaxed silhouette to dress it down.

About the Author

Stephanie is the co-founder and designer of KESTAN. When she's not busy running the business alongside her brother, you can find her generally hiding from civilization behind a good book or bowl of ice cream. Either works. She's not a particularly picky woman.


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