Right now, it feels like shoe trends are coming and going by the truckload and it can feel dizzying to keep up. As someone who tends to be extra picky with my shoes, it takes a style that’s both cool and relatively timeless for me to invest it in myself, and right now lace-up heels are checking those boxes. I’m calling them a “trend” because I’ve noticed the style bubbling up more than ever lately, but truth be told, they fall on the more classic end of the spectrum meaning they’re not going out of style anytime soon (if ever).
Thanks to designer iterations from Amina Muaddi, The Attico, and Bottega Veneta, lace-up heels are officially a staple among the fashion A-list crowds. Celeb stylist Dani Michelle insists they’re a key trend to try for summer 2022. “They really make your shoes an accessory,” she noted. Add an ankle wrap to any style from heeled thongs to pointed-toe pumps and they instantly become the prettiest shoes. If you want to obsess with me, keep reading for the 24 best lace-up heels on the market right now and see how to style them throughout.