Gladiator sandals have returned and are one of the biggest trends for the season. This is due, in part, to designers such as Chloe, Rodarte and Valentino as well as the fact that there is a pair to fit the style of anyone. You can choose from bold gladiator styles that reach above the knee or an ankle length version that is a bit more demure. Many people find themselves intimidated by gladiator sandals and opt not to incorporate them into their spring and summer wardrobes because they can be slightly tricky to style. The following will provide you with the basic tips needs so that you are able to look just as spectacular as the models that use them to command the runway.
Keep an Eye on Height
If you are one of the lucky ones that have great model legs that stretch to the heavens, you are most certainly in luck. You can wear knee high gladiator sandals and make a truly bold fashion statement. If you are a bit more petite, do not fear, a sandal the ends below the knee of near the ankle is the best compliment for your frame. The key to keep in mind in regards to how to wear gladiator sandals is that you do not cut your silhouette in half visually.
Thins Straps or Wide Straps?
Straps that are either extremely wide or thin look amazing on legs that are lender, while thin (not super thin) straps look great on legs that are bit thicker. The best way to wear gladiator sandals that have thin straps is with a skirt that is voluminous. This offers a great balance while complimenting the natural features that you have.
Colors, Colors, Colors
For the greatest visual impact, a black gladiator sandal is the best option, but there are more colors to choose from and they also have their benefits. If you would like to elongate your legs, metallic, silver, pastel, white and nude colors will deliver the results that you desire. Contrast colors by pairing a black pair with a white shirt dress and a backpack for a very trendy look. Use a nude pair as a way of balancing out a colorful manicure and dress. Here are some ideas of what to wear with gladiator sandals. Enjoy and be inspire!