Oh, So This Is the New Way to Wear Lace-Up Sandals

We absolutely love when a unique and modern styling trick gets us excited to try something new. I felt this way when layering sweaters over sweaters became a thing last fall (which is still going strong this fall, just FYI), but what’s getting me seriously giddy right now is a specific shoe styling trick currently taking our Instagram feeds by storm. Lace-up sandals tied over trousers or jeans is the micro-trend and secret styling trick every cool girl worth her salt is trying right now.

The technique blew up after Bottega Veneta’s Resort 2020 collection, where the brand tied cool lace-up sandals over slouchy trousers. And it’s been a hit ever since. It’s the perfect trans-seasonal trend because it’s still warm enough to wear our sandals but getting cool enough to swap our breezy skirts for tailored pants. If you’re looking to elevate your outfit and take your regular trousers to a whole new level of cool, scroll below to see how fashion girls are wearing the trend and get inspired to test-drive the styling trick too.

Black relaxed-fitting pants look anything but boring when paired with lace-up sandals in a striking pretty blue hue.

Add a cool-girl look to clean and crisp white slouchy trousers with the addition of snake-effect strappies. 

The easiest way to make your outfit look luxuriously expensive? Stick to monochrome hues of cream and beige.

Your jeans can get the fashion-girl treatment too. Pair them with poppy red lace-up sandals—a combo that always looks so cool.

Don't be afraid to play with a statement color. Red skinny jeans are perfect paired with black lace-up sandals for your next night out.

You can't go wrong with a simple yet striking black-and-white trouser-sandal mix. For a sophisticated look to take you from desk to drinks, opt for smart yet relaxed-fitting tailored trousers.

If you don't want to buy lace-up sandals but happen to have a ribbon from your Chanel skincare box lying around, then go for a makeshift straps-over-trouser look, and pair simple translucent heels with tapered pants and tie at the ankle with your Chanel ribbon. Voilà!