Fashion Face-Off: Leather vs. Lace

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While the question here may not be whether you want to look badass or sexy, a girl has got to stop in front of her closet door and ask herself which texture to adopt as her signature for hot summer nightlife and, hell, days in the office too: leather or lace? Lace is a timeless symbol of femininity (and could translate as powder-puff pretty or rock ’n’ roll chic), but leather is a powerful textile that blends well with many others (denim workshirts and sheer T-shirts, for instance). So we want to know: Between these two show-stoppers, will you choose denim or lace this season?



Above, from left: Cut25 Leather Blazer, $995, available at Revolve Clothing; Hoss Intropia Black Fine Embroidered Blazer, $440, available at Stylebop.



Above, from left: Simone Leather Shorts, $614, available at Shopbop; M.Patmos Lace Shorts, $270, available at Barneys New York.


Above, from left: Alexander McQueen Flesh/Ivory Lace Knuckle Box Clutch, $2,295, available at Alexander McQueen; Marc Jacobs JJ patent-leather corsage clutch, $750, available at Net-a-Porter.



Above, from left: 3.1. Phillip Lim Leather Dress, $1,500, available at Net-a-Porter; Vila Women's Breeze Cream Dress, $57.23, available at Van Mildert.


Above, from left: Christopher Kane Laser-cut Leather A-line skirt, $1,775, available at Net-a-Porter; Talbots Daisy Lace Pencil Skirt, $73, available at Talbots.



Above, from left: Stuart Weitzman Lace Bootie, $489, available at Farfetch; Alexander McQueen College Baseball Booties, $995, available at SSense.