Proving that power and prettiness needn’t be mutually exclusive, gladiator sandals have been reinvented once again. The renai-shoe-ssance of the deity-derived gladiator sandals brings them closer to their original classical form, climbing fashionable calves to become the gorgeous gladiator knee highs we’ve been seeing everywhere from glamourous Rodarte and simple Stella McCartney runways to the fully filtered stars of Instagram.
Easy to wear, to pair, to style – the strappy Greek style sandals continue to be a shoe hit. But what has changed in regards to the 2013 Shoe Trend? While it’s still cool to rock the so called classic gladiator sandals of yesteryear, 2015 has given us many more ways to rock this trend to suit the styles of the many. Here are the gladiator sandals that will have you feeling—and looking—like a goddess this season.
Styling the Strappy Sandals
What was once an edgy fashion statement is now emblematic of casual summer style and free spiritedness. For a look that is on trend and comfortable, opt for flat gladiator sandals and pair them with boho shifts, cut-off shorts, cropped t-shirts, slouchy blouses, and accessorize with slouchy canvas and leather bags, floppy hats, and bright jewellery. Opt for knee-high or mid-calf designs to get this consistently cool style.
For a sleek look ready for the concrete jungle, step into an edgier arena with the high-heeled gladiator sandals. Gladiators heels are not only great for dressing up a pair of jeans, they also give more structured suits and clean-cut dresses a high fashion touch.
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