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Lace can immediately read as overtly sexy or grandma's doily, so reel it in with neutral layers for a sophisticated twist. Gray skinny jeans and an olive bustier should do the trick with this rust-toned blouse. Finish the look with lace-up sandals and a delicate but beautiful accent ring.
Shoulder-baring silhouettes already feel a touch flirty, but add a subtle ruffle, and it's full-on second-date (maybe third) material. Work in high-waisted flares to offset the volume up top, geometric frames for contrast, and granny heels to peek beneath the frayed hem. Then add pom earrings, because why not?
No surprise here: Busy floral prints will be making the outfit rounds this season. Instead of competing with the dizzying pattern of your statement piece, like this dramatic shirtdress, play up specific colors via more minimal styles. To keep this piece from erring overly feminine, we'd wear it over trousers with Velcro sneaks and a structured backpack.
Crystal detailing, sequins, and flirty tassels made multiple appearances on this season's runways. But because these embellishments can easily dominate an outfit (not to mention, blind someone), it's best to balance them with neutrals and boxy, sharp silhouettes. Try bejeweled slip-ons with crisp culottes, a semi-sheer paneled crop top, and a deep-emerald purse for an extra touch of color.
Ribbons and bows may scream "frilly," but you can easily combat that with a cheeky combo. This pink, bow-accented skirt pairs unexpectedly with a graphic cropped tee and grommet-adorned block heels. Tie a bandana or silk scarf around your neck to play up the colors in the top, and go with a simple structured satchel that won't take away from the belted detail.