We made our predictions for the trends that will blow up in 2017, and since then, we've already seen some of the top performers. While we're always about what's new to the scene and what's up next, sometimes established trends have a way of sticking with us and staying fresh. One perfect example of this is the lace-up top, which has been a fashion-girl go-to for a while but continues to maintain its place as a statement staple in our wardrobes.
Since lace-up detailing's initial resurgence—with every possible iteration hitting the runways in 2014—the trend has settled on tops, replacing button-down or plain fronts. Over the past couple of years, we've seen a variety of takes on the style, emerging to accommodate the changing of seasons as the trend proved its staying power. Most recently, the latest generation of lace-up tops to hit the market makes playful updates to the initial blueprint—experimenting with the material and the length of the plunge and exploring new territory by way of varsity sweaters and Oxford shirts.
Head below to see six ways to style the lace-up top and shop our favorites on the market now.
Worn oversize, this lace-up sweater proves untucked and cozy can still be chic.
Layered beneath a deconstructed denim jacket and tucked in dark blue corduroys, this lace-up shirt still warrants attention in this monochrome ensemble.
The deep-plunging bodysuit has long been a popular take on lace-up style, especially paired with laid-back jeans to dress up or down.
It's no surprise the lace-up look has become a mainstay of vacation wear, oozing effortless vibes that look better a little undone.
Worn as a tee with blue jeans and a kimono-style piece, the lace-up detailing gives an added oomph to the outfit without competing with the rest of the look.
Lace-up tops of the shoestring variety have been especially prominent among the fashion set, giving a sportier vibe to the otherwise delicate detailing.
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