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The New Lace-Up

Barely-there sandals may have dominated the shoe scene for the past few seasons but this summer a fresh alternative is garnering A-list approval: the new lace-up. The humble plimsoll’s distant but seriously desirable cousin, shoe favourites from Aquazzura to Gianvito Rossi have put their own individual spin on the trend, so there’s a new lace-up to suit every occasion.

Make like Joan Smalls and let lace-up sandals add edge to a trusty LBD, or swap out your classic courts for a pair with threaded leather detailing, à la Emma Watson, to give more formal looks a lift. If you want to go all out, however, choose Olivia Palermo as your muse and let a statement-making pair be the focus of your look; Sophia Webster should be your go-to.

Shop our new lace-ups edit below

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