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How to Wear Gladiator Sandals 101

Published 04/23/2014 by

In our summ’a summ’a time dream world, the sidewalk would be an endless stretch of green grass and we would stroll through it barefoot while birds chirped sweetly to the tune of  HAIM. In reality, we will be working our booties to the bone paying off those student loans or trying to score some extra cash flow for that long weekend getaway. But you know, it’s  mind over matter – so if we must be pounding the pavement as the temperature rises we’re making some smart and stylish choices. We will look the part of seasonal perfection. No. 1 in the footwear department are gladiators. These cagey kicks, are game changers, unleashing insta-edge to any ensemble. Here we review 6 ways to styl’em. Counting down…

 

 Downtown Night Club: Black on black

misguided

misguided

Pull the blinds down. Don’t let the light in. And smile? Never. You run this town in black erry thang even in the heat. Keep your look severe and sophisticated by forgoing fashion runners and sandals and instead doing a racey lacey number, with a slight wedge, like the TALAO or the CIARAMIRA

 

Book it : Reveal and Conceal

makemechic

makemechic

 

Gladiators in your skin tone will make you look leggy and lovely. But if it’s a day your uncertain of the weather, rock an R&C combination, reveal and conceal. A killer collared onesie  layered under a cozy knit is decidedly sexy when wore with an open sandal. We’re feeling the FRAONIEL - available in cognac, black and bone.

Glam Squad : Tall Orders

Pinterst

Pinterst

If you prefer swagger to strolling (and lets be honest we all do on the occasion) you might be brave enough to rock a tall strappy number like our FERNICOLA. We offer up a small apology for the inclusion of this infamous character – but alas, you have to give props when props are due and we’re down with the idea of  elevating ripped boyfriend cutoffs with the unexpected gladiator thigh high. Posh no?

 

 Modern Minimalist : Street Sleeker

the native fox

the native fox

When all you can do is throw on your lightest dress and a pair of aviators because it’s just. that. hot. We got your back. Take your sartorial sashay from lazy to ‘its a look’ by keeping it monochromatic and unembellished. Lastly, create a visual focal point with some exclamation point ground work like these SALTZ.

 

City Cool: I Woke Up like This

@sartorialist

@sartorialist

Fave tee. Check. Tortoise shades. Check. Luxe leather mini. Double check. Don’t even worry about brushing your hair- you got this. Dazzle with one final detail; a glam gladiator in a metallic perfect for trotting the city streets. See our COLLEGIGLIONI 

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