Can footwear be sexy? We sure think so, and you might agree after seeing some seriously stylish ladies—does it get better than Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, and Rihanna?—in this summer’s must-have shoe style, the lace-up heel. Read on to see how they styled it, and of course, to shop the best of the trend.
Christian Louboutin Impera Laser-Cut Leather and PVC Pumps ($1295) in Black
Earlier this month, Chung hit the streets of New York in a layered-effect Carven dress and Bionda Castana Nicole Lace Pumps ($785).