5 Bloggers Show How to Wear a Flirty Skirt With a Lace Hem to the Office

Flirty doesn’t always have to mean highly sexualized plunging necklines and super short skirts. Inserting a little romance into your ensemble is enough for subtle flirting. On that note, what other fabric spells romance like lace does? If full-on lace skirts seem a little too romantic for your workplace, however, we suggest trying lace-trimmed skirts.

See how we’d wear the trend:

1. Throw on a long sweater.

Levi of TLNiqueLevi of TLNique

Do a peek-out-on-a-peek-out by letting just a little bit of the solid skirt part peer out from underneath a long top. This also gives the illusion of a dress. Pair it with black pumps or tasseled slipper flats.

Shop her look:

Louise et Cie Cedric Charlier Altuzarra Stella McCartneyKepi Viscose-Blend Skirt in Black, $1,465
Cédric Charlier Wool-Silk-Yak Ribbed Knit Turtleneck, £191 (before: £382)
Stella McCartney Curtis Oversized Two-Tone Wool-Blend Felt Coat, £970 (before: £1,940)
Louise et Cie Jorly Smoking Slipper Flats, $117.95

2. Play with panels and textures.

Dahye of Hey DahyeDahye of Hey Dahye

If your workplace allows an outfit that’s less held back (such as graphic design firms and fashion publishing houses), play around with interesting pieces that let only the lace peek out, such as this leather-paneled dress with a ribbed knit body. Pair it with a leather cap, booties, and a studded jacket to add more oomph.

Shop her look:

Gabor M Patmos Cavalli Persun Linea Eugenia KimRoberto Cavalli Lace-Detail Miniskirt, $485.78 (before: $693.97)
Persun Stylish Knitting Dress with PU Sleeves, $31.99
M. Patmos Detachable Lapel Coat, $1,325
Eugenia Kim Darien Washed-Nubuck and Suede Baseball Cap, £215
Gabor Lace-Up Booties, $194.95
Linea Traditional Tartan Skinny Cashmink Scarf, £25 (before: £12.50)

3. Go for sweet-on-sweet.

Joanna of MilkwomanJohana of Milkwoman

Another piece that definitely says romance is the still-trending peplum top. To toughen the romantic black lace look, choose a peplum top in matching black leather, paired with leather boots. Throw on a bright red coat for that pop of color, and you’re good to go.

Shop her look:

Theory Paule Ka Topshop Sam EdelmanPaule Ka Lace Hem Skirt, $358.02 (before: $596.70)
Theory Elleria Washed-Leather Peplum Top, £222.50 (before: £445)
Topshop Jacquard Collar Coat, £75
Sam Edelman Women’s Martina Heeled Leather Ankle Boots in Black, £135

4. Give it a good rip.

Natalie of Natalie’s Fashion WorkshopNatalie of Natalie’s Fashion Workshop

Another one for the less-strict workplace: to crank up on the contrasts, choose an edgy ripped crop top to go with your lace-hemmed skirt. Ankle-length zip-up boots look gorgeous with this ensemble, but you can switch them up for a pair of pumps for a more businesslike finish.

Shop her look:

Pencey Topshop Charlotte Rouge OASAPPencey Kappa Lace Skirt, $189
OASAP Cutout Batwing Sleeve Sweater, $34.90
Charlotte Rouge Handbag, $45
Topshop Angel Western Ankle Boots, £80

5. Go monochrome.

Olga of My Blonde GalOlga of My Blonde Gal

Another way to play with the lace-trimmed skirt is to choose a monochromatic scheme to go with it. Choose a sweater and a skirt in the same family of colors but in different tones. Accessorize with a similarly colored tote or handbag and shoes.

Shop her look:

Thakoon Addition Choies Sheinside OASAP Gucci Rebecca MinkoffSheinside Contrast Lace Bodycon Skirt in Gray, $21.80
Thakoon Addition Marl Wool Knit in Gray, $138 (before: $345)
Choies Oversize Blazer Coat in Brown, $73.99
OASAP Elegant Waved Brim Woolen French Hat, $41
Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag, $195
Gucci Black Calzature Suede Patent Detail Ankle Booties, $910

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