You’ve got a trend in me: Lace Up

Megan Long shows us how to perfect the lacy trend this Christmas

15th December 2015

The lace-up trend is perfect for creating a chic Christmas look. It can be styled into anything, from shoes to dresses. With online shopping sites dedicating features to the trend and celebrities sporting it on their days off as well as for red carpet appearances, lace-up adds something different to an item of clothing which would otherwise be plain with no risk of clashing. On tops and dresses, the lace-up trend is perfect because it allows you to wear revealing cut outs without the worry of a boob popping out; everything is tied in. For those of you that always feel that you are in-between sizes, you will find that you are able to adjust the lace up so that clothes fit exactly the way you want them to. You don’t have to spend your night feeling like you can’t breathe in a teeny top because the size up was too baggy. The trend works across all different styles, so this Christmas you don’t have to fear the confusing dress code ‘smart casual’. Here I’ve picked my favourite ways to wear the trend across the Christmas period.

‘‘The lace-up trend merges sophistication with a more reckless rock-chick look”

The Lace up back Kaftan midi dress, available on ASOS for £38.00 is perfect for a society ball pre-Christmas or a sophisticated meal out with family in the Christmas break. The lace up back makes a classic style dress instantly modern and youthful. It assures that you and your outfit are the centre of attention even when your back is turned.

The Topshop ‘Ghillie’ shoes are the easiest way to integrate this trend into your current wardrobe and are an essential pair this Christmas because of their versatility. The lace up shoe works brilliantly in dressing up jeans whilst not being too high a heel that you’ll be itching to get home so you can throw off your shoes. They can easily be worn with dresses and skirts as an alternative to a court heel, but still retaining the feeling of being dressed up. The Topshop version comes in at £68.00 and is available in a dark blue velvet making them feel and look festive and Christmassy.

On a student budget, the Boohoo playsuit with Leila Lace Up Front 3/4 Sleeve Playsuit lace up front is affordable at only £15. It can be worn in the day with tights and Chelsea boots when you’re going for a lunch-time cocktail, or on an evening with a red lip and strappy heels to grace your fave bars in The Toon. Or, you can combine lace-up with another favourite look from this season, eyelet embellishment, like on this Missguided dress which is only £30.00. It gives a twist to the classic LBD and can be dressed up or down so you can be sure you will get more than one wear out of it this Christmas season.

The lace-up trend merges sophistication with a more reckless rock-chick look. The trend can be worked to any style, which is evident in the diversity of the celebrities sporting it. Gigi Hadid wore the trend in the form of a mink coloured Balmain dress, whilst Dianne Kruger went for a satin mini dress in wine colour with lace up side panels. We’ve also seen it heavily featured in the Kardashians’ wardrobe. So whatever your style and occasion, this trend has the answer.

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