There are few things in this world that are dependable, but one fashion edict always rules: Lace is forever on trend for spring. While this fabric may be too girly for some, there are ways to style it with more grit.
My favorite way to wear lace is to toughen it up, and for that kind of inspiration, there's no better place to head to than the streets of NYC. These five New Yorkers paired their lace with denim, leather, and even beanies to give an edge and balance out the soft texture. Ahead, the lace getups that'll prove they're anything but nice.
Photographed by Melodie Jeng