Wearable Trends: Love To Lace ‘em Up

This month I’d like to talk about one of my favorite fashion topics: shoes! More specifically a spring shoe trend that has completely dominated the season, the lace up sandal. I consider this trend to be an updated and more refined spin on the gladiator sandals that we couldn’t get away from a few years ago. For 2016, the laces are delicate and thin, feminine and much more universally flattering than earlier versions of this trend.

You can go a few different ways if you want to try this look. First is the pointed-toe flats style with the lace up the front and a little tie around the ankle. These have been pretty standard for both runway and street style and are practically foolproof. They go with anything from cropped pants, shorts and skirts of any length, to cuffed jeans and work slacks. I mean, you literally can do no wrong with the flat, so if you want to ease into this trend, this is the best way to dip your feet in the water (no pun intended!)

Otherwise, if you want to play it up a bit more, you can do a chunky heel and have it serve as a statement shoe. This is my favorite version as I love a simple look with a statement shoe. Finally is the wildcard. You can do a kitten heel, a short stacked heel, a wedge or whatever you are comfortable in and find a fun and distinguishing feature of the shoe to suit your style. It can be a pop of color, some fringe, some hardware in a gold or silver tone….just make sure to have fun with your laces!


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Pictured Above (left to right):

Sam Edelman ‘Dawson’ Lace-Up Sandal, $99.95

Chloe Spring 2016 Runway

Splendid Lace Up Sandals, $180

Stuart Weitzman The Gilligan Flat, $398

Isabel Marant 10mm Astrid Wrap Around Suede Sandals, $695

Aquazzura Alexa Patent-Leather Pumps, $695

– Carmen Turner

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