Lace-up heels are all the rage this Summer, but before you shop your favorite pair, allow seven very stylish celebs to show you how they're done. Seeking some flirty flair? It's all about Emmy Rossum's ensemble. Want something a bit more streamlined? Look to Emma Roberts. And for a bohemian style, refer to Katy Perry. But they're not the only famous faces who have rocked lace-up heels recently. Click through to get inspired to work the trend every day of the week.
Selena Gomez made Canadian fans very happy when she stopped by the MuchMusic headquarters in Toronto — in a fabulous Viktor & Rolf white crop top and suspenders, no less. To balance out her bare midriff, the singer sported a pair of plaid trousers with a relaxed fit, finished with black suspenders hanging down for an effortlessly boyish vibe. Selena then completed her fashiony ensemble with two key add-ons: crisp, white Bionda Castana ankle-strap sandals and a bright red lip. It might seem like this outfit takes fashion guts, but in all reality, the loose-fitting pants and suspenders totally balance out the sliver of skin. If you love this style but would rather not put your tummy on display, you can easily re-create it with a longer sweater. Shop similar pieces below to get Selena's latest look.
We're going to go ahead and say it: we think the floral 3.1 Phillip Lim ensemble Selena Gomez wore to Z100's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in NYC is her coolest yet (we love seeing the sporty side of Selena!). The singer paired this Get It Girl tee ($150) with these relaxed botanical-print pants ($425), then added perfectly crisp Bionda Castana navy and ivory sandals ($584). Her finishing touches — a gold circle necklace and gold watch, both by House of Lavande Vintage — lent just enough shine. Score Selena's entire ensemble to wear together or mix and match the pieces with ones you already own. We love the idea of trying her sleeveless tee with boyfriend jeans and her floral trousers with a chambray or classic white button-down for another variation on Phillip Lim's very cool pieces.
Are you feeling the future? Then these Bionda Castana Twisted Leather Sandals ($655) have your name on them. The shot of green is bitingly fresh, while the twist detail makes for interesting eye candy. Too bad these gorgeous puppies will set you back $655. Fret not, there's a similar version that will rock your world.
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This Italian shoe brand first caught our eye in 2008, when they earned the Best New Talent Award given by Vogue Italia. Just one season later Bionda Castana has been photographed by British Vogue and has been picked up by upscale retailer, Browns in London. This Fall the brand stayed with classic colors, like black and brown, while offering a few surprise elements like hot pink and grommet detailing. Check out our snapshots from the showroom this afternoon...
This 2008 Bionda Castana won the Best New Talent Award, given out once a year by Vogue Italia, and the Spring 09 collection lives up to their achievement. What was most impressive was the combination of fashion forward styles with styles you would call 'classic' and the option for buyers to chose just about any fabrication to go with any style. It's clear in other words that the designers behind Bionda Castana intend not only to make shoes, but to sell them. By giving buyers a well-made shoe that they can, in some respect, customize, they become an indispensable name on the retail floor.