Nine West Alekto at Zappos.com
- 108.95 USD
Laces, usually saved for utility boots and sneakers, started making more trendy appearances on booties last season as heeled combat boots became popular and feminized. And now that it's sandal season, laces are showing up on our favorite summer heels as well. While a sandal isn't something you'd normally associate with the need to knot before wearing, laces add visual interest and add to the sexy ultra-strappy look in a unique new way. But just because they've lost some coverage to suit the upcoming warmer weather doesn't mean they're any less edgy. Either clunky and platformed like these Derek Lam sandals or vampy like these caged Dolce Vita ones, lace-ups are ready to be paired with a summery day dress or you're next night-out outfit, depending on the style. Take a look at the slideshow for a selection of my 10 favorite lace-up heel sandals!
Suede heels certainly warmed up the winter months with the ever-evolving ankle boot trend, platform pump, and modernized takes on the classic Mary Jane, to name a few styles. But just because you have a closet full of last season's suede doesn't mean the material isn't suitable for a spring or summer shoe wardrobe as well! With fresh and bright spring-friendly colors, summery cut-outs, and sky-high heeled sandals, suede proves to be truly seasonless when it comes to shoe trends! Suitable for day or night, suede provides a softer alternative to patent while still allowing you to be fancy with ruffles, laces, and fringe. Take a look at the slideshow for a selection of spring and summer-approved suede shoes!