“Give to me your leather, take from me my lace,” sings Stevie Nicks in one of Fleetwood Mac’s best-loved songs, “Leather and Lace.”
In the spirit of the ditty, each of these fashionistas asks, “Why not have both?”
Balancing the hardiest of materials with one of the most delicate is no small feat. Being a sartorial savant herself, Stevie frequently mixes textures and fabrics into her signature gypsy-boho style, always with fabulous results. Willow Smith, Linda Tol, Marion Cotillard and more have also put their own spin on the chic combo.
To mark the approach of 2018 — which has already been proclaimed The Year of Stevie Nicks — take a look below for 10 inspiring ways to style leather and lace together, each option equal parts edgy and alluring. — jas
Street style star Linda Tol takes a leaf straight out of Stevie’s book with this fringe trimmed velvet jacket. Pointy toe pumps fitted with statement buckles, a chain strap purse, and a sheer lace top combine for sexy yet respectable results.
Allowing one shoulder of her sheer coat to slip off casually, Lydia Hearst teams a structured sweetheart top and over-the-knee boots in matching black leather. A vibrant blue cut out skirt adds a jolt of color.
Puff sleeves are so charming when cut from Chanel lace. The label dressed Sofia Boutella in this romantic item grounded by wide-legged trousers from their Pre-Fall 2017 collection.
Tasteful cold shoulders and a halter neck shape this Philosphy di Lorenzo Serafini confection chosen by Neelam Gill for London’s V&A Summer Party. A rustic studded belt wrapped around the waist keeps this ensemble sweet, not saccharine.
Leave it to Willow Smith to amp up the funk factor! Hints of red criss crossing her top match the starlet’s makeup and hair accessories, tying the ensemble together.
A touch of glam, a hint of biker chic, and a sporty flourish join together in this outfit from Andrea Ramil. If you’ve ever wondered how to combine an Adidas sports bra and pearl rimmed sunnies, now you know!
Expressing her sultry side, Rumer Willis throws a moto jacket on over a monochrome dress. The lacy neckline and smoky eye give this look some gothic oomph.
Nicole Murphy turns up the heat in a form fitted dress with a scalloped neckline and rose red panel. Sexy cage sandals are guaranteed to catch the eye.
A lighter effect can be achieved with a floaty white lace top, even one with a high ruffled collar! Eyelets stud the rough hewn skirt that anchors this lovely look.
The incomparable Marion Cotillard steals the show in a dazzling minidress worn over leather leggings. Her entrancing lace cape trailing all the way to the ground has Fleetwood Mac written all over it — Stevie would be proud! — jas