Lace was all over the spring runways — Derek Lam, Tibi, Thakoon, and many others used guipure in their collections, while others like Dolce & Gabbana, Christopher Kane, and Erdem experimented with Belgian, eyelash, and Chantilly. Though commonly associated with wedding dresses or lingerie, lacy details don't have to read overly feminine. Take Zara's laser-cut skirt and Alice + Olivia's black pumps, which render the lace patterns in tough leather instead of cotton or silk. J.Crew's lavender pencil skirt adds a bold bit of color to an otherwise blah outfit, and while you wait for the temperature to catch up to your warmer mood, throw on a Paul & Joe bomber to layer against errant breezes. Click ahead to see some of our favorite lacy items available to buy right now, and remember, the key is to offset otherwise prissy pieces with T-shirts, jeans, or sharp, bitchy heels.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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