I'd Skip Every Current Shoe Trend for This One Cool Style


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Right now, it feels like shoe trends are coming and going by the truckload and it can feel dizzying to keep up. As someone who tends to be extra picky with my shoes, it takes a style that's both cool and relatively timeless for me to invest it in myself, and right now lace-up heels are checking those boxes. I'm calling them a "trend" because I've noticed the style bubbling up more than ever lately, but truth be told, they fall on the more classic end of the spectrum meaning they're not going out of style anytime soon (if ever).

Thanks to designer iterations from Amina Muaddi, The Attico, and Bottega Veneta, lace-up heels are officially a staple among the fashion A-list crowds. Celeb stylist Dani Michelle insists they're a key trend to try for summer 2022. "They really make your shoes an accessory," she noted. Add an ankle wrap to any style from heeled thongs to pointed-toe pumps and they instantly become the prettiest shoes. If you want to obsess with me, keep reading for the 24 best lace-up heels on the market right now and see how to style them throughout.


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.