Fall's black lace isn't romantic or even sexy. If anything, it's a little rock and roll, but mostly it's about contrast. A dress that covers you from wrist to collar bone that has a plunging back of peek-a-boo lace. A fussy lace secretary blouse worn with ripped skinny jeans. A boyfriend blazer and a lace mini. Good rules of thumb for the season: pair your black lace with leather, exposed zippers or menswear.
To get you started, here's 10 pieces under $100.Top: lace overlay jacket, Express $77.40
ruched blouse, Forever 21 $26
crop top, Victoria's Secret $38*
drapy lace jersey top, Rachel Roy $59
Middle: miniskirt, BB Dakota at Revolve Clothing $70
lace shoulder cardigan, Charlotte Russe $22.50
leather trim miniskirt, Arden B $34.99
Bottom: lace trim herringbone shorts, Express $54.90
overlay dress, Forever 21 $42
lace trim skirt, Top Shop $80
*We are not advocating the unbridled use of crop tops. Rather, this would add visual interest worn over other things. Please keep your navel where it belongs. Thank you.