For the second part of my Holland trip series, I got to visit a cute town called Utrecht. This city is mostly known for being a student-based city, with more than 20,000 students. It’s surrounded by colorful buildings, flowers, kind people, and amazing food. We took a walk around the center, exploring the different parts of Utrecht until we were so hungry that had to stop at the first restaurant we saw, named Quignon. It was a lucky pick because the restaurant ended up being excellent with good food and service. I was also surprised to find Russian tourists in this city in Holland, joking around that my other half people are everywhere.
My outfit was a simple summer look: Topshop shirt, Bershka shorts, and Stan Smith’s. This outfit was where I questioned myself, to lace or not to lace? At the moment, one of the biggest trends is lace, ranging from lace bras to lace dresses. This look was first introduced in the late 70’s, where lace bras were the “it” look worn by celebrities, on the runway, and in lingerie specifically. I believe that fashion is like a cycle, where trends come and go at different moments in time, and now it has come around the clock to bring back the lace look!
It’s a nice touch to an outfit when the lace bra is a different color than the shirt and can be slightly seen when worn. It’s a little cheeky but when worn correctly and not too revealingly, it can enhance the overall look. However, it’s also nice when the shirt is black and so is the lace bra. It all depends on the kind of lace and the color combo. When in Europe, you can experiment and go out of your comfort zone. In Abu Dhabi, wearing shorts and a spaghetti strapped top with a lace bra out in public is uncommon, so summer is where I can dress a bit openly and be casually accepted in public as normal.
So get out your favorite lace bra, pair it up with the same colored shirt or even a completely contrasting color, a pair of shorts, and go own those streets!