06/06/2013 12:32 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2013

How to Do Leather and Lace for Summer

Leather and Lace SS13

The Verdict is in! Leather & Lace is here to stay

Leather & lace may not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about summer dresses, however, the myriad of high end designers who all sported heavy doses of L&L within their S/S '13 collections beg to differ. Instead of being bewildered by this fashion movement, pull out your lacey cocktail dresses from the back of your closets, piece it with a chic pair of gladiators or leather pumps, add a statement necklace/ring and you are ready for a warm night at Outside Lands, date night or a night out with the girls.  It is actually a fun and easy fashion trend with some one-stop-shop pieces like the ones we are wearing.  The peplum Zara dress (on Chris 39) can be thrown on with simple black heels and no accessories and boom outfit done.  We chose black, but you can find these trends in many colors too.  Colorful lace pics here.  Leather here.

You can also add a touch of lace to almost any outfit with the lace-like finger armor worn in pictures below.

The LBD for summer just add leather and lace

Photos by Kristin Gerbert

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On Melanie 19: 

From the fashion and lifestyle blog 39nineteen

Photos by Kristin Gerbert