ALL IN THE DETAILS: Lace Up For Summer

There is a reason many of us are so obsessed with shoes. They can make or break an outfit or completely transform it to something else. They can help you get through your day or make you stand a little taller to make that confidence grow. There is something about the feeling of getting a new pair of great shoes that can make you feel like you can take on the world.

This summer has been a great one when it comes to footwear trends. So many awesome styles have emerged and grown a big following. The single strap heel, Birkenstock sandals, pointy flats and, of course, the lace-up and gladiator look. Lace-up shoes have been big in 2015 for different seasons. That’s why when I saw this Fashionista sporting an adorable pair of simple ankle lace-up sandals, I had to stop her. She said that she has them in multiple colors and that they come in handy all of the time.

With a shoe like this it is usually best to keep the rest of the look simple and clean. So her plain black T-shirt dress is a perfect choice. I love her simple hair and jewelry, including a gorgeous Fossil watch, as it lets the shoes stand out and be a focal point. I think throwing in a pop of color in a bag or a necklace is great but try not to get carried away.

How to: Have you always liked the gladiator or lace up shoe look but never known when to try it? A look like this is perfect for a family party or even a date night. Just grab an easy, cute dress to pair the shoes with and you’re ready to go!