Back to School: Look #4: Lace Tank

When I put outfits together, I love to mix old things and new things, as well as pieces of different styles. In this case, I decided to combine a sweet, feminine lace tank with an edgy faux leather jacket. Hope you guys like this eclectic style as much as I do!

Lace Tank

The lace tank is the centerpiece of the outfit. I like something in a light color and fabric to contrast the leather jacket. Be sure to pick a lace style that you like and will wear again. If your tank is too sheer, I would recommend wearing a bandeau or cami underneath it so you’re not too exposed. Also, you want either just the front of the shirt or the whole thing to be lace, that way the jacket won’t cover it. The tank that I found is in a pretty pastel shade, which is really in right now and can transition from season to season. I think the style is cool, too, because it’s kind of retro but urban at the same time. It’s a definite contrast to the leather jacket.

lace tank

Black Jeans

Next, you need a pair of jet-black skinny jeans. The black color offsets your pastel tank and the fit hugs your curves. Make sure they’re hemmed correctly if you’re short- you don’t want them to look like they’re swallowing you up! When looking for a pair, look for a style that will flatter your body- if you’re tall, look for tall, if you’re curvy, look for curvy, etc. Also, don’t spend a fortune on a pair because the likelihood is that the color will ultimately fade. Black jeans are even cuter when they’re all one color- they flatter your body more than a pair with a bit of fade to them.

black jeans

Faux Leather Jacket

Faux leather jackets are cool because they give off an edgy look for 1/5 of the price of a real leather jacket. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty for killing an animal! For this outfit, stick to a black jacket, which will allow the tank to stand out. It’s your choice if you’d rather wear something with long sleeves or short. I prefer short sleeves, but it’s probably easier to find something with long sleeves.

faux leather jacket long sleeves


As far as shoes go, I’d like to pair this outfit with a pair of flats that match the tank. It doesn’t really matter what style flat it is, but bringing that color back into the outfit keeps it from becoming too black. However, if you’re afraid of looking too matchy-matchy, go for something a shade darker than the tank or a neutral like grey or silver. Just try to stay away from black- you don’t want your outfit to look too dark!

green flats

green loafer

grey studded flats

silver studded flats


For this outfit, I would stick to minimal accessories because you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. I would stick to some edgy bracelets as well as some string ones- They’re casual, but cool enough to give your outfit some bling. I really love silver accents, especially if you’re wearing a grey or silver pair of shoes!

beaded charm good luck bracelet

If anyone has any ideas for this outfit or decides to try something like it, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email:! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr:! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

Eyelash Lace Tank in Mint, $17.80 at Forever 21

Bongo Junior’s Skinny Jeans in Overdyed Black Wash, $18.99 at Sears

Zipper Detail Motorcycle Jacket, $36.99 at Charlotte Russe

Vogue Candy Cupcake Flat in Mint Green, $79.95 at DSW

Michael Antonio Pippa Flat, $39.95 at DSW

Journee Collection Clara Studded Smoking Flats in Grey, $54.99 at Kohl’s

Explode Flats in Silver, $27.99 at Wanted Shoes

Multi-Strand Stone and Antique Metal Spirit Charms Stretch Bracelet in Black, $12.50 at Icing


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