Women’s shoes in a masculine, lace-up look are definitely on trend right now. These models prove how elegant flats can be. That makes lace-up loafers the perfect shoe for the office, and a comfortable alternative to pumps. They add a modern twist to your business look. Lace-ups are also a perfect alternative for wearing with casual jeans, chinos, or straight-leg trousers. The most popular styles include: Brogues, patent leather shoes or models with tread.