Coming from an African background lace plays an important part to the everyday life of an African woman especially when it comes to weddings and parties. But I tend to not wear lace that much any more since living in the UK also I don’t have the time to attend much African weddings and parties this days, buy I do yearn for the opportunity again. That is why when I came across this relaxed but beautiful lace designs by Veronika it as time to pick up lace again and start wearing it in more of a casual way.
Veronika Heilbrunner appreciates a swath of lace as much as the next person, “but the German in me is practical and needs to be comfortable so I can run around,” says the co-founder of the lifestyle website Hey Woman. By the way, she means that literally. No matter how fancy the dress, Heilbrunner wears it almost exclusively with what she calls “cool street elements”—or what we call sneakers. Here, the street-style star shares how she styles her Erdem lace dress in four different ways.
WHITE IS AN AMAZING COLOR, ESPECIALLY ON GRAY, WINTRY BERLIN DAYS. IT MAKES EVERYTHING LOOK FRESHER AND GIVES THE RIGHT DOSE OF CHIC TO SPORTY ITEMS.
“LAYERING A BUSTIER OVER IT AND DENIM UNDERNEATH TRANSFORMS THE DRESS INTO SOMETHING REALLY FUNKY.”
“I LOVE THE CONTRAST OF A SHINY, SPORTY LITTLE RAINCOAT WITH THE LACE.”
Jewelry: “I always wear rings from my mom and grandma, a mini hoop earring with a cross, and my star-sign necklace that I was given when I was born.”
Bag: “Gucci GG Marmont.”
Denim: “Levi’s vintage 501s and Citizens of Humanity’s wide-leg jeans.”
Sneakers: “Nikes, Converse All-Star Chucks high- and low-tops, Vans, and Adidas Gazelles.”
Skin-care brand: “Lancer.”
Winter gear: “Uniqlo turtlenecks, long-sleeved T-shirts, and Heattech leggings.”