Lace 1 (Casual)

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Lace for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: the Casual Version

Quote of the day: “Life is change…Growth is optional…Choose wisely…”  Anonymous

I know there is some type of lace item hanging in your closet as we speak—I can almost guarantee it!  It is traditionally thought of as a dressy/expensive item but in keeping with the spirit of the quote above, we’ll make it more modern by using it in a casual theme.  It is perhaps the last item in your closet that you would normally wear for running errands, but that’s what makes these casual outfits refreshing—by adding a little bit of the unexpected!

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Lace (Dress):  A great way to make any item more casual is with a leather jacket and leopard flats!

Dress: KLD (similar here)~~Jacket: Sao Paulo (similar here)~~Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Lace (Top): So if you want to wear this casual, almost workout jacket, to go out and run errands, how about adding some pizzazz?  That’s the word I would use to describe this lace shirt underneath the Eddie Bauer sporty cover-up.

Top: H & M (similar here)~~Tank under: (similar here)~~Jacket: Eddie Bauer (similar here)~~Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Boots: Easy Spirit (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's   Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Lace (Tank top): This tank top has lace at the top portion only and is reversible…one side is a square neckline and the other side is a v-neck.  Don’t you think the outfit is sporty with a flair?

Tank: Vanity Fair (similar here)~~Cardigan: Shu Shu (similar here)~~Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Shoes: Lauren Scott (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  

Photography by Kari Strand Photography

Shopping time….here’s some lace shirts to make your casual jackets more fun!


  • Kathleen McDermott

    Lace again looking so good. Charlotte’s outfit is my favorite. I love a pastel with white, especially lace.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, that’ll just make her day Kathleen!! Thanks!

  • I love lace, and since I don’t usually go anywhere fancy, I like thinking up ways to wear it more casually. Great ideas, and I love your red dress!!


  • I love this post! I love lace it makes me feel so feminine.

  • I love that lace is not just for dressy occasions anymore! Everyone looks gorgeous!

  • I love that lace can totally work for casual and often pair it with my denim.

  • Amy Ann

    I love all the ways you can wear lace!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • 🙂

      • I love that too, but it is hard to get my mom to see it that way—you know, once you “learn” a rule, it’s hard to unlearn it!!

  • I’m borrowing that outfit too…just sayin’. 😉

    • I think this swapping of clothes would be a ton easier if you moved down the street—although with your aversion to tights, maybe I need to move closer to you! Then I can borrow that blazer from your gingham post (and a gingham shirt)!!

      • My house is for sale and I’m moving to Las Vegas, NV. I will NEVER need tights!!! I should send you all of mine…
        Come visit me in Vegas!

        • Never say never…I’ve been cold in Vegas. We could visit…we have a timeshare there (already used it this year….next year?) Are you going to deal blackjack?