Q. I'm seeing lace everywhere. Is it appropriate for work?
A: Lace is showing up everywhere right now—including in the office. To keep the look more boardroom than bedroom, choose a lace-detailed top or bottom (dresses have too much of an "evening" vibe) with a conservative cut and toned-down palette—like this bordeaux pencil skirt or navy blouse. You want to balance the fabric's delicacy: Pair it with a knit turtleneck instead of a silky shell; wide-leg trousers, not tapered; structured totes and chunky jewelry in lieu of daintier accessories. Finally, limit the motif to one piece per outfit: Whether it's on your shirt or your skirt, lace should stay in just one place.