I love the lace up trend too! they seem to come and go, so it's definitely a trend with lasting power. My other favorite fall trend this year is military and fall florals. I like being able to wear florals throughout the year. Aren't fashion "rules" meant to be broken?
You rock those florals as much as you want - thats what makes our styles unique, going against the grain, and wearing what makes us feel good is so glam!