Sometimes it seems that everybody is getting crazy about the lace ups. From shoes to the accessories – we can see it everywhere. But why did some simple laces become so viral in all the pieces in women’s wardrobe?
The lace-up tradition starts in the Ancient Greece. Soldiers wore sandals with laces tied on the knee to protect their legs in the battle and also to express the powerfulness. Ages later all the amazing beauties started to wear this glorious symbol to look pretty and seductive.
In the last century, the bourgeois ladies wore a corset with lace up back. Not only it emphasized the curves but also made an illusion of dominance. Later the lace up trend spread among every piece of clothing. Nowadays it became obvious for any fashionista to have at least one lace up garment.
Let’s see some style inspirations and find out why lace up is so hot.
Lace up the top
1) Ultra-glam casual style
Lace-up top is an irresistible option for an everyday look. This is an amazing detail if you want to add extravagance and seductiveness to a casual style. Thanks to laces, even your boring black jeans can look ultra-glam.
Hint: If you want your bust to look bigger go for a model with wide laces and large metal details that will add some volume to the area.
2) Boohoo lightness
Bring some 70s spirit and create a lazy boohoo chic look with a lightweight chiffon shirt with colorful print. Add a contemporary touch to your style choosing a model with lace up detail on the front.
Finish your outfit with flared denim, platforms, and as many accessories as you want. It’s all about you and the way you feel, after all!
3) Sexy side view
Which is the easiest way to turn your old basic white top into a trendy garment giving a sexy touch to every summer outfit? Get the scissors, crop the side part, create lace up detail and boom! You are ready to be the queen of every party.
You don’t need anything more than denim shorts, a clutch, and heels. I promise – everybody will get jealous!
4) Sporty lace up
If the scissors are still near you, don’t forget to grab the boring sweater that is staying in the closet. Take off the laces from your old sneakers and let your imagination work.
Sweater with lace upside is a cool way to look chic without making a compromise with comfort. Match it with a ribbed jeans jacket and leggings for a sporty-chic outfit within all the fashion rules.
5) The deep V top
Even the classic white shirt can look sexy if it has a lace up detail accenting the neck area. You never can get bored if you combine it with a mini leather skirt or shorts.
How deep to go depends on you!
Hint: Get rid of all jewelers because with an outfit like this you simply don’t need them.
Secure the bottom
6) Lacing up the jeans
The lace up side detail along your legs will visually lengthen them, and it is never superfluous. Double the effect by going for a black bottom and don’t be afraid to try it even if you aren’t very tall.
Match top-trend masterpiece with a boyfriend shirt in contrasting color to create volume in the upper part. It doesn’t matter if you choose loafers or heels – the glamorous outfit for your daily routine is guaranteed.
7) Skirt with own opinion
Choosing a skirt with lace up detail is one of the ways to show that you are not following the trend but dominate them.
The mini model looks nice with platforms. A midi model can be matched with a plain t-shirt and espadrilles for creating a vibrant beach look.
Bonus: A combination of lace up skirt with a lace up top (but in opposite directions) looks very fancy.
8) Accent the ankles
Every woman has at least one pair of classic jeans that fits perfectly but are just too classic for a fashion dictator. Don’t even think of getting rid of them! You can transform them into a fabulous piece just using scissors and old sneakers laces.
Cut around 10 inches of the side seam. Make small holes for the laces and choose your favorite way to tie them. That’s it! Simple but chic!
9) Fasten the shorts with laces
The velvet shorts by themselves are significant fashion pieces, but in combination with lace-up detail on the top they are going up on the list “Things I need to have”.
This super glam garment can be easily matched with a skinny shirt or top. Be cautious when choosing shoes. Go for simple ballerina loafers or not so desperately high heels if you want to be associated with a trend icon.
10) Impressive leather pants
If you think leather pants are reserved purely for the models and the celebrities of the fashion world, think again. This year it is a real must to have at least one pair of them. And not just some simple ones but with lace upsides. The trend garment is going to exploit your style to a new level.
Be a sexy Rock ‘n’ Roll queen with leather trousers matched with an oversized shirt or blazer borrowed from your boyfriend’s closet. Your favorite pair of heels is a perfect finish to this glamorous outfit.
Hint: The leather clothes and the massive metal accessories are best friends forever.
Rope the dress
11) Emphasize the neck
The boohoo style is still on the top of the trendy waves. Create it with a dress in bright color and some ruffles or lace up details. The lace up detail in a bright color emphasize your suntan and delicately show the curves you have.
12) Denim off-the-shoulders dress
The denim never goes out of fashion but if you want to show something new, go for a denim dress with lace up accent. A model with a central line going along your body will make you look slimmer.
Remember, that the ties on top will visually add some volume to your chest area.
For a fabulous summer look, match this kind of dress with gladiator sandals and jewels in old gold color.
13) Double trouble
The lace-up detail is an excellent option if you want to show off your curves. An accent like this (especially in contrasting color) will create an illusion of a thin waist and feminine hourglass figure.
Hint: A dress with waist details doesn’t need any necklaces because it will steal the attention and spoil the balance.
14) Tie on the back
Bring the summer mood on with open back dress with laces. This accent will not only show your suntan but will also add an interesting final touch to your look.
Hint: Up your hair or make a side braid if you want to grab the attention to your amazing back.
15) Maxi impression
The maxi dresses rule the summer. There is nothing more comfortable but at the same time looking incredibly elegant no matter the occasion.
The lace-up accent will balance the top and bottom without making you feel big. It will also emphasize your free soul and make you look absolutely flawless.
Rope the legs
16) Black ties
There is something really seductive in open shoes with lace up details. The nude skin color in combination with contrasting black ties is both elegant and sexy. You can wear this type of shoes with a business suit in the office or with a little black dress in the evening.
If you don’t have at least one pair of classic black lace shoes, hurry up because this is a trend that doesn’t seem to go out of fashion soon.
17) Gladiator’s style
The summer never comes alone. It also brings sun, warmness, and the gladiator’s sandals. Although gladiator’s sandals have changed a lot from their ancient Rome times, they are still comfortable, light, and amazing like in the past.
The sandals, which started as basic footwear, have become a piece of art. Made of leather or textile, knee height or just around the ankle, the gladiator’s sandals are a great match for any summer garment.
18) Lace up leopard
The lace-ups in footwear can go in combination with almost anything. Even an amazing leopard pattern that every fashion icon loves looks more than great with laces.
If you are going for lace-up footwear with an animal pattern, keep the rest of the look simple.
Hint: The leopard print loves the beige color. Don’t miss it!
19) Sexy and chic
Stepped out from your comfort zone with amazing knee-high boots with lace up accent. Even if you don’t have legs like supermodels, these shoes will make them appear longer and slimmer.
The inspiration for this particular type of boots comes from military footwear. That’s why such boots fit perfectly on women with a brave souls and fighting spirits.
20) Summer boots
What stays between the summer gladiator’s sandals and the winter military boots? The over-the-knee lace-up boots with a high heel and an open toe. After they came on the fashion stage last year, this model is not going out from the magazine pages soon.
This type of footwear is a big bite, but if a celebrity can wear them, you can too!