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ESC: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sandals

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Laces out!

Whether you're looking to complement an already glamorous outfit or need an elevated component for a casual outfit, lace up sandals are the ultimate choice. Their strappy, skin-baring ways only mean great things for your legs (hello, gorgeous elongation!) and their versatility makes dubbing them summer's It-shoe a no-brainer. Dressier occasions call for thin straps and thick straps are for everything in between—it's that simple. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The woman knows how to brunch in style—just look at her chunky-heeled Aquazzura sandals! If you know you're going to be on your feet all day, like she most likely did, and you still need to look presentable, the thicker the heel, the better. It's the only way you can guarantee your feet won't be blue by the time you take them off. A white tee and some boyfriend jeans later (maybe you tie a denim shirt around your waist) and you've got yourself an ideal outfit for little to no effort.

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Dolce Vita ‘Lyndon' Lace-Up Sandal, $150

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Zara High Heel Leather Lace-Up Sandals, $70

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Aquazzura Tulum Fringed Studded Suede Sandals, $895

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Coconuts By Matisse ‘Copa' Sandal, $80

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Topshop Dance Lace Up Sandal, $48

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Sam Edelman Yardley Lace-Up Sandal, $120

ESC: Kelly Rowland

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Now, working the laces up your calf, like Kelly Rowland, says something completely different. No matter what you choose to wear them with, there's a certain something that comes attached. Want instant sex appeal? Rock a major heel. Looking to add a splash of sport to your outfit? Go with flats. Whatever heel height you go with, make sure you show a little more leg than normal. Mini skirts and jean shorts should be your summer uniform.

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Jeffrey Campbell Olympus Leather Gladiator Sandal, $220

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Forever 21 Lace-Up Heeled Sandals, $40

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Miu Miu Suede Sandals, $950

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Kendall and Kylie Emily Tall Gladiator Sandal, $150

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Free People Sun Seeker Tall Gladiator Sandal, $104

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Scutz Jeanette Leather Stiletto Heel, $180

ESC: Sandals, Kate Bosworth

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If comfort and style had a baby, it would look like Kate Bosworth's flat lace-up sandals. They'll instantly upgrade even the schleppiest of outfits (yes, even your favorite baggy sweatshirt) and they're incredibly easy to slip on. Pro tip: Keep a pair by your front door. They're so much cuter than your just-running-out-for-a-sec flip flops.

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Loeffler Randall Saskia Pom Pom Lace Up Sandal, $250

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Steve Madden Sweetyy, $80

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Alexander Wang Patricia Sandal, $550

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Vince Niva Leather Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandal, $295

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

H&M Sandals, $25

ESC, Market Lace Up Sandals

Forever 21 Tasseled Lace-Up Sandals, $25