Laced Menswear – Zara Lace Camisole





Hello, everyone! This is a continuation in my experiment in different ways to wear a dress shirt. After first exploring the merits of leather (layered on for texture), I’ve moved on to the feminine contrast of lace.

And speaking of lace, let me just say, Zara has some great lace right now. I’m a big fan of larger patterned, sheer lace, especially when used in unexpected ways and contrasting colors (this lace paneled Carven sweater is a great example).

Exhibit A: this shirt (product link) caught my eye right away, in a summery linen with asymmetrical lace shoulder detail. Beware that the lace is sheer, so undergarments should be chosen wisely (I’m still working on what exactly works best, but I’m determined to figure it out!).

Exhibit B: these lace camisoles, which come in deep blue and blush (I’m hoping they add black to the lineup). I’m not brazen enough to wear these cropped, sheer babies as a stand alone top, but I love the layering possibilities. A peek of sheer lace from under a menswear style dress shirt gives it a relaxed feminine touch. The straps are non-adjustable and way too long for me, but two hastily-tied knots made a quick fix until I can sit down with a sewing kit to shorten them up.

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Shirt Banana Republic (old) (similar & similar)
Camisole Zara
Jeans Rag & Bone
Shoes Kate Spade
Belt J.Crew (on sale)
Handbag Sophie Hulme (same size) (similar & similar)
Watch Michael Kors (also at Zappos)
Necklace Rachel Zoe (Nordstrom Rack find) (similar)
Rings vintage & Catbird
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples (also here)

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Shirt has had darts added


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