Admit it: you’ve always wanted to be a badass.
I mean, let’s be real, who hasn’t wanted to rock a leather jacket with retro Ray-Bans and look like you could run with James Dean?
Especially since Rihanna has started single-handedly ruling the fashion scene, being a certified rule breaker has started to seem pretty appealing. (Once again another trend she enhances; they don’t call her BadGalRiri for nothin’.)
Unfortunately, very few people can rock an edgy outfit like Rihanna. Maybe it’s just me, but I certainly can’t throw on a letterman jacket and wedge sneakers without looking downright ridiculous.
Yet, there’s a trend that’s been popping up everywhere this spring that is sure to win you some street cred (or at least make it look like you have some).
Lace-up heels are the perfect dosage of trendy and sophisticated and just so happen to be one of the most popular trends as of now.
Flirty, easy, and lightweight, these shoes can be worn in an innumerable amount of styles, from boyfriend jeans to a flirty sundress.
What’s perfect about these shoes isn’t just that they allow us to show off our new spring pedicures or even that they can compliment any outfit, it’s that within the laces and details, there lies an element that screams rebel.
The laces provide a dominatrix-like characteristic and honestly, what’s sexier, or sturdier, than laces that reach up past the ankle?
These shoes aren’t simply added to an outfit, they make an outfit.
Strappy, laced sandals demand attention and if you slip these bad boys on, you are sure to receive some. (Attention, that is. Bad boys not included.)
So take a walk on the wild side and lace up! Below are some strappy suggestions to get you thinking.
B Brian Atwood – $495 from Saks Fifth Avenue
10 crosby Derek Lam – $350 from Saks Fifth Avenue
Lace Up Ankle Boot Sandal – $99.90 from Zara
Roma Lace Up Pump – $39.99 from Necessary Clothing. Also comes in black, gold, and pink.
Shoe Cult Jasper Sandal in Black – $78 from Nasty Gal