While snapping some photos of women wearing booties on the streets of NYC a few weeks ago I noticed a lot of lace-up booties being worn.  This trend, that has been going on for a few years, has finally reached critical mass as it seems everyone has embraced this casual, military-inspired trend that I definitely remember wearing in the ’90s.

I decided to capture some of the ways women are wearing lace-up booties in this quick video set to what I think is the perfect music.

I’m a total fan of these booties for casual weekends. I think they can go to work too if the pair is polished, refined, and not too distressed. In fact, a client of mine just bought this pair from Frye last week and she definitely plans on wearing them at her job.

If you are liking the lace-up booties trend but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your wardrobe check out the outfits below.

How to Wear Lace-Up Booties

Outfit #1

lace up bootiesThese booties are a great look for casual weekends.  With skinny jeans, you can tuck them right into your booties, as I did with this pair from Steve Madden, that have zippers, so you don’t have to worry about lacing, with this distressed skinny pair from Lucky Brand.  I added this easy grey sweater with cognac leather panels and finished the look with a burgundy moto handbag from Rebecca Minkoff, spruce green biker jacket from Zara, plaid scarf from Nordstrom and silver twist hoop earrings from Macy’s.

Outfit #2

lace up bootiesLace-up booties don’t have to be distressed or too casual looking.  You can also create sleek and modern outfits using them as well.  In the outfit above, I styled these Vince Camuto lace up booties with basic black leggings from Karen Kane and a cozy cashmere sweater from Theory to create this clean look.  Over the sweater, I added this J. Crew collarless coat and finished the outfit with a pair of colorblocked gloves from Kate Spade, Nine West crossbody bag, disc earrings from Nest and black oversized sunglasses.

Outfit #3

lace up bootiesBoyfriend jeans can be tough to wear once the weather gets cold.  With potentially exposed ankles they’re not exactly winter-friendly.  However, lace-up booties, like this pair from Bandolino, can fill in that space and extend the longevity of your jeans.  For the rest of the outfit, I styled the look with a long sleeve t-shirt from Ann Taylor, an oversized cardigan from Cos, printed Prana scarf, labradorite teardrop earrings from Charlene K. and burgundy bag from Elliott Luca.

Outfit #4

lace up booties This autumnal look of tobacco-colored skinny jeans from Boden and American Rag lace up booties is similar to how a lot of women were seen wearing their booties in the street style video.  For a casual look, I added this grey turtleneck sweater and layered this boho drapey cardigan over it.  For accessories, I used this cognac leather bag and gold hoops from Julie Vos.

Outfit #5

lace up booties You aren’t limited to wearing pants, leggings, and jeans when wearing your lace-up booties.  They can be worn with skirts and dresses but I definitely recommend opaque tights and shorter skirt lengths.  If flat just isn’t your thing, you can also try a pair of heeled lace-up booties, like this pair from Modcloth, that has been styled with chocolate brown opaque tights, a knit dress from Madewell, a faux leather tote from Sole Society, tortoise pendant from Bauble Bar and Cole Haan leather bracelet.

If you are looking for a flat, casual pair of boots for your winter weekends coming up, definitely check out lace-up booties!