Steal vs. Splurge: Lace-Up Looks

Ever since I discovered Equipment’s “Knox” blouse on a few bloggers’ Instagrams, I’ve been loving lace-up tops and dresses. It’s like a throwback to the corset, minus the inability to breathe. But there’s a fine line when it comes to choosing the right type–I’ll pass on the skin-tight lace-up body suits we’re seeing everywhere. I’m thinking more along the lines of a roomy, silky blouse with laces as a dreamy accent. Lucky for us, Urban Outfitters, Free People and Express offer a few affordable options, but if you’re looking to splurge, the iterations are endless. Here, four steals and four splurges for romantic lace-up looks.

STEAL

Lace-up blouse | The Fringe

Urban Outfitters tunic

Lace-up blouse | The Fringe

Express blouse

Lace-up dress | The Fringe

Urban Outfitters dress

Lace-up top | The Fringe

Free People top

SPLURGE

 

Equipment Knox top | The Fringe

Equipment Knox top

Lace up tunic | The Fringe

Rebecca Minkoff tunic

Lace-up top | The Fringe

Haute Hippie top

Topshop-laceup-shiftdress

Topshop shift dress

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