The lace-up trend continues to have firm hold on our footwear and it’s taking over the rest of our body too with details aplenty on trousers, dresses, tops, bodysuits and sweaters.

Ordinarily I wouldn’t have thought something worn on your feet would work elsewhere but as it turns out I was wrong. Laces are the ultimate embellishment and versatile for any occasion whether it’s casual, for work, a first date or girls night out.

I love casual style as much as dressing up and if there’s one item your off-duty wardrobe needs it’s a good looking, slouchy sweatshirt. One cosy enough to curl up in and chic enough to wear out to lunch. The bigger the better, in my opinion. To manage proportions and balance out the looser silhouette on top, go with a slimmer look on your lower-half. Just add a pair of skinny jeans, a leather pencil skirt or slinky jogger trousers. Check out my current favourite pair of joggers here. I absolutely love these for a dressed down but put-together look.

When I spotted this amazing lace-up cropped sweatshirt by Ragdoll LA I knew it would be perfect for those laid back days. Just take a look at the criss-cross lacing on the side. I love this kind of detail. Raising the bar on the average sweatshirt. Minimal and playful at the same time.

Scroll down for outfit details and my BUMPER pick of head to toe lace-up lovelies. You’re going to love these.

Thanks for dropping by, J ♥

Outfit Details

Lace-Up Sweatshirt ♦ Ragdoll LA from Anderswo

Jeans ♦ Zara (similar style here)

Bracelet ♦ Tiffany

Bangle ♦ The Mnml

Photography by Jennifer März


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Shirts and sweaters laced up and loose for a breezy but always chic look.

Clockwise from top left: Equipment // Boohoo // ASOS // ASOS // Boohoo // Topshop // Nastygal

Dresses and Rompers

Take your basic dresses and rompers to the next level with peekaboo criss-cross details.

Clockwise from top left: Missguided // Maje // ASOS // ASOS // YOINS // Boohoo // Nastygal


Shorts, skirts and trousers transform with the subtlest of lace-up detail. Sexy and demure all at once. Perfect if you want to draw attention away from your top half.

Clockwise from top left: River Island // Forever 21 // Nastygal // Forever 21 // ASOS // Missguided // Nastygal


Gladiator flats, stiletto and block heels and platform sandals get a makeover with leg lengthening laces. This is the easiest and probably most impactful way to wear the trend.

Clockwise from top left: Public Desire // Zara // Missguided // Topshop // Nastygal // Public Desire // Public Desire // Missguided

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