While all things 80’s inspired are taking over, there are a few styles lingering that summon the spirit of the 90’s grunge era. The style I’m particularly loving is the lace up boot.
Lace-up boots have a certain irreverence to them that makes any look more fashion-forward. They are also incredibly versatile. Wear them with jeans, leggings, miniskirts, or even dresses, from floaty florals to body-con minis.
Use your lace-ups to complete an already edgy look like Lindsay Lohan or a hipster one like Emma Roberts. Toughen up a sweet floral frock with a distressed pair like Rachel Bilson or use them to add a bit of pizazz for a casual daytime look like Diane Kruger.
This style is definitely the one I’m most excited about for Fall. Read on for my top 10 picks!
Ann Demeulemeester Lace-Up Flat Boots, $1,105. A classic pair of combat-inspired boots are fantastically bad-ass.
See by Chloe Belted Lace Up Boots, $495. These boots merge my two favorite styles of the season- studs and lace-ups!
Jeffrey Campbell All Lace Up Combat Boots, $230. I am obsessed with this rugged, distressed, vintage-y style. Obsessed!
Ash Rhythm Lace Up Boots, $238. I’ll pair these with a body-con cocktail dress for the perfect balance of sexy and edgy.
Dr. Martens Original Boots, $114.95. Go back to the basics with an old-school pair of Doc’s.
Givenchy Lace-Up Ankle Boots, $995. These just scream attitude.
Stuart Weitzman Lug-Sole Lace Up Boots, $345. A metallic style adds that hipster-cool element.
Tory Burch Lace Up Leather Boots, $595. Wear these with everything from cocktail dresses to basic jeans-and-tees.
Alexander Wang Creeper Boots, $480. An androgynous style with an utterly unique edge.
Charlotte Ronson Agna Lace Up Booties, $264. Funky and offbeat but still totally wearable.
– SABRINA ALEXIS NEWMAN
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