You can’t rationalize indulging in every trend that pops up, but considering lace-making has been around since ancient times, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a lot of wear out of the style. And it doesn’t hurt that we saw it grace the Fall and Spring catwalks. So what’ll it be? Pumps? Booties? Flats? I’ll take them all! Lace up your shoes with these romantic picks…
Oscar de la Renta Lace and Satin Pumps: Lace on pumps is the most obvious and ladylike way to go, but there’s nothing wrong with that. On NET-A-PORTER for $695.
Gianvito Rossi Lace Pump: Sergio’s son plays the provocateur with a pointed toe and exposed heel. On Farfetch for $1,033.08.
Nicholas Kirkwood Floral Lace Pointed Toe Pump: Kirkwood contrasts fragile lace with a tough girl metal heel. At Barneys New York for $780.
Monique Lhuillier Lace Accent Heels: This vintage-inspired pump mixes textures with a lace ankle cuff and a speckled suede heel. On Shopbop for $795.
Jimmy Choo Megan Pump: Lace on booties is a little more naughty than it is on pumps, letting you play the seductress. On Farfetch for $795.
Monique Lhuillier Lace Accent Booties: With her bridal wear know-how, it’s no surprise that Monique has such a way with lace, yet it’s the touch of suede that shows this is no ordinary take on the fabric. On Shopbop for $995.
Nicholas Kirkwood Floral Lace and Leather Shoe Boots: Instead of snapping up a pair for black booties for fall, why not get a pair of lacy black booties? On Farfetch for $1,439.95.
Rene Caovilla Shoe Boots: This pair adds subtle shimmer with black rhinestone-accented trim. On The Corner for $1,335.
Christian Louboutin Boudoir Flat: Lace Flats are for the girly girl (and the I’m-tired-of-walking-in-heels girl). Pair with a sweet skirt for a youthful effect. At Barneys New York for $695.
Manolo Blahnik Shariflace: The smoking slipper trend gets its most feminine makeover yet in floral lace. Exclusively at Barneys New York for $665.
Valentino Lace and Leather Pumps: Then again, the delicate fabric does have another side to it and that’s pure sex appeal. It’s that seductive quality that allows you to get away with a shorter, chunkier heel like this ankle strap Valentino. On NET-A-PORTER for $995.
Nina Ricci Lace Overlay Ballet Flats: Here’s the look in a less-is-more approach with the lace laid against ballet blush. At Barneys New York for $645.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Lace-Paneled Leather Loafers: It’s rare to see men sporting lace, but lace sported on menswear-inspired pieces? Anything’s possible with Marc! On NET-A-PORTER for $398.