When it comes to my favorite shoe styles in general, drama and details is what I tend to go for the most. Even when it comes to everyday and casual, plain is not my game:)! And so, since details are so important to me and lace-up is one of the biggest trends of SS16, for this particular post, I opted to style 3 different lace-up style sandals ranging from casual to dressy. Why lace-up you ask? Well, aside from being incredibly versatile, what I like about lace-up details the most is the fact that they add that perfect touch of drama to both casual and dressy sandals. A little sexy, a little girly, they have this great ability to transform even the simplest of styles into statement making heels.
When it comes to must-have sandals for Summer, a great pair of black heels is always at the top of my list. Black works with everything and never goes out of style, so I always look for something I can wear in a multitude of ways. In general, I prefer slightly edgier options because they work so well to balance girly dresses yet pair beautifully with jeans and tailored separates. What gives that slightly edgy, polished look to the Lauren heels I am sporting in today's post, are the thicker lace-up straps with tasseled edges, which can be casually tied in the front. For today's look, I paired them with a simple cobalt-colored shirt dress and a wide tasseled belt. Introducing a thicker black leather belt gives a bit more polish to this outfit and also helps make tassels a statement detail in this look.
I am completely obsessed with these nude-colored Larsa lace-up heels with tassel detailing! Aside from the fact that nude-colored suede heels happen to be a particular weakness of mine, I love this particular style because it's such a statement-making shoe. A great hybrid between sandals and booties, to me, they are a perfect option to pair with a cute girly dress to add a bit of edge and polish to the look. For this particular outfit, I went with a beautiful stark white eyelet dress and a matching nude-colored purse. A perfect dressier option for dinner or cocktails, when it comes to Summer color pairings, nude and white is probably one of my favorites. Cool and crisp, this combo feels fresh and never goes out of style, and works for day or night and everything in between!
Gold-colored gladiator sandals? Yes, please! My ultimate statement-making flat sandal, there is literally no wrong way of wearing these beauties. They work with absolutely everything from casual, nonchalant pieces like denim cut-offs or sundresses to a much more polished options like flowy midi dresses and of course cute denim skirts and sheer lace blouses:)! For this outfit, I drew inspiration from my beloved 70s, so I paired my Mia gold gladiator flats with button-front denim mini, a long-sleeved lace blouse, huge sunnies and a few gold jewels to add a bit of sparkle to the look.
What do you thing, guys? Which sandal style is your favorite?