1. Persun dress | 2. McGinn moto jacket at Koshka | 3. Zara ballerina flats | 4. Simone Rocha dress at La Garçonne | 5. Karen Walker sunglasses at La Garçonne | 6. Persun lambskin pumps | 7. Lover dress at Shopbop | 8. ASOS loafers | 9. Sea NY blouse at Matches

NYC is unusually cold this summer, which could be why I'm thinking of lace more frequently than the usual sheer and silky summer fabrics. Lace is a mainstay, but for the past few seasons, it looks younger and fresher with peek-a-boo thigh-skimming and fiery red numbers. Pair with a pair of loafers for day and stilettos for evening. Looking for more unconventional lace? Try McGinn's (above) and Simone Rocha's biker jackets in lace. They are anything but the dainty doilies we've seen at grandma's.