I think it's fair to say that lace has long been synonymous with summer style. The delicate, airy fabric makes for the sweetest sundresses and lightest layers that keep us cool during warm summer months. So it seems silly, then, to wear such a fragile fabric when the weather begins to beckon for us to bundle up. But the truth is that there are many fabulous ways to wear lace this fall!
From lace-adorned scarves and socks to cozy sweatshirts and pants, this openwork fabric seems to work well on almost everything. And if you think that lace is "too girly" for your taste, I've picked out a few pieces that incorporate lace in ways that suggest otherwise... like a lounge-y lace skull sweatshirt.
So click through the slideshow and start stocking up on the best lace pieces for fall. After all, we can't let summer have all the fun!
Lace Athletic Hoodie
Lacey shoulders add a touch of femininity to this pullover hoodie.
Gabriella Rocha Aila Lace Hoodie, $20, 6pm.com
Burgundy is one of my favorite colors for autumn and it works well into the holiday seasons as well. Pair this drop waist dress with a pair of thick black tights and your favorite boots for a going-out look.
Mila Lace Dress, $58, nastygal.com
Lace Bomber Jacket
Most of the country is definitely into jacket season. I’m not sure how warm this lacy one will keep you, but it’s undeniably chic.
Lace Bomber Jacket, $148, freepeople.com
Lace Boot Cuffs
These lace boot cuffs easily dress up a pair of your favorite knee-highs. Wear them over tights or under a thick pair of socks, letting an inch or two peek out from the tops of your boots.
LeLeni Lace Boot Cuffs In Oatmeal, $15, etsy.com
Great for everything from a quick trip to the supermarket to a day of binging on Netflix in bed.
JOA Lace Jogger Pants, $54, shop.nordstrom.com
Lace Trimmed Cardigan
Cozy up in this long knit cardigan, which is dressed up with a trimming of lace.
Ribbed Knit Dolman Cardigan, $20, forever21.com
Skull lace! This was a much better idea than dating Justin Bieber, Selena.
Selena Gomez Printed Lace Sweatshirt, $26, adidas.com
Silk Lace Top
This combination of silk and lace will make you feel oh-so-sexy, even outside of your boudoir.
Silk Lace-Inset Top, $108, madewell.com
This fall, let this earthy green lace headband be your alternative to summer flower crowns.
Three Bird Nest Wide Lace Headband, $18, etsy.com
Lace Boat Socks
Wear a pair of lacy socks to re-style your favorite flats or heels
Wool Sister Flirty Lace Boat Socks, $8, etsy.com
The perfect winter white pants for brunch dates and ice skating sessions.
Nation Lace Printed Pants, $112, anthropologie.com
I’m all for leggings as pants, but you might want to consider wearing these ones under a dress or skirt.
Falke Floral Lace Leggings, $110, shopbop.com
Camel is one of my favorite colors for fall. Wear this sweatshirt with a pair of dark wash skinnies and warm boots for a chic yet comfortable apple picking/hay riding outfit.
Needle-Punch Lace Sweater, $80, jcrew.com
Lace Button-Down Shirt
A touch of lace dresses up this quintessential fall staple: the flannel shirt.
Denim And Supply By Ralph Lauren Herringbone And Lace Shirt, $152, asos.com
Lace Heart Cardigan
This creamy button-up cardigan gets a touch of whimsy with a lacy heart.
Love Moschino Long Sleeve Cardigan With Lace Heart Back, $178, asos.com
Lace Waterfall Cardigan
Master the art of layering with this long, lacy waterfall cardigan.
ASOS TALL Waterfall Cardigan With Lace Shoulder Detail, $40, asos.com
You could wear basic solid tights… or you could mix it up with this fashionable lacy pair.
Blissful Thinking Tights, $15, modcloth.com
Lace Elbow Shirt
I’m loving the lace elbows on this striped shirt! Wear it with solid black leggings or denim for a casual weekend look.
Lace Sleeve Linen T-Shirt, $40, zara.com
Lace Pencil Skirt
For the formal workplace setting, this skirt meets dress code standards while still being chic.
1.State Lace Panel Ponte Skirt, $88, shop.nordstrom.com
Lace sleeve dress up this nautical tee.
Lipsy Everyday Fashion Lace Stripe T-Shirt, $36, lipsy.co.uk
Lace Circle Scarf
This floral circle scarf is a work of art. Check out all of Anna Maria Locke’s lacy creations on her Etsy page!
Anna Maria Locke Navy And Peach Floral Chiffon And Lace Infinity Scarf, $48, etsy.com