CC Challenge: Lace Skirt

'Tis the season for the ever versatile and equally elegant lace skirt.  Your lace skirt can be your BFF during the holiday season because it is more festive than your usual black pencil skirt but works back to most of the basics already in your closet.  Mix and match your pieces for a modern and sophisticated take on a seasonal staple.

Start with your lace skirt that you can find at almost EVERY retailer right now:

Charter Club Lace Pencil Skirt
$39.99 at macys.com To Buy

Add these three pieces from your closet for all 3+ outfits:

Vince Camuto Leopard Print "Rues" Pump
$98 at macys.com To Buy
Leopard print pony hair pumps will be your wardrobe's most valuable footwear.  An easy way to make any outfit more modern. 

Grab your favorite statement necklace and black opaque tights to get your outfit started.

Option #1:  Simple Drama

Rosette Sweater
$19.80 at forever21.com To Buy

An easy outfit to put together when you are crunched for time and you don't feel like putting a ton of thought into what you are going to wear...but no sacrifice on style!  A dramatic sweater is a must for any woman's wardrobe because it lets you be a little lazy but makes all of your basics more interesting.  This sweater in person is much more attractive and when I saw it on a co-worker I thought for sure she had spent 5 times the cost.  I love the color combo of dark hunter green and black.  And poofed sleeves add youth.  If you bought the dramatic ruffled sweater, earlier in the season, another perfect option.

Option #2:  Classic Cardi

L to R: Long Sleeve V-Neck Cardigan $49.90 To Buy
Shawl-Collar Belted Cardigan $59.90 To Buy
Both from Express

If you go with Option A, of course I would recommend adding The Most Amazing Belt Ever.  All you need underneath your black cardi is a simple ribbed tank.  Black or white will do depending if you want to go more evening or more dressed down. Why I recommend this as an option, is take off your cardigan and you have an outfit all ready to go for a night out on the town.  Perfect office to evening combo.

Favorite Ribbed Tanks
$10 each at Gap and gap.com To Buy

Option #4:  Leather and Lace

Tinley Road Zip Moto Leather Jacket
$198 at piperlime.com To Buy

Keep your ribbed tank from above and throw on your favorite leather.  Can't splurge on the real thing right now?  Well you are in luck because there are tons of faux options out there.  A leather jacket takes your sweet skirt into street chic.  If it was me, I would throw on a scarf, zip my jacket and bunch the scarf around my neck for an eclectic and stylish look.   Make sure you wear some simple earrings because now your statement necklace is hidden.

Metallic Gauze Scarf
$7.80 at forever21.com To Buy

Obviously there are infinite options out there for your lace skirt in the upcoming holiday season.  Your lace skirt can go back to the millions of silky, ruffled tops and blouses out there for the holiday season.  My intention is to show you how you can take your lace skirt, work it back to the basics already in your closet and play with the styling using your accessories.  Try different necklaces, bracelets and shoes for completely different looks. 

My favorite option with my lace skirt, statement necklace, black tights and leopard print heels?  A simple white blouse.  So easy yet so chic.

No need to reinvent the wheel but work with what you probably already own to save time and money.  Who doesn't need more of each during the hectic holidays?

CC Tip:  Avoid velvet tops with your lace skirt...too many holiday fabrics in one outfit.

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