Final Touch: How to Style the Gladiator
When the original Romans buckled up their sandals before entering the fighting ring, they could never have imagined that thousands of years later some of the most fashionable ladies on the planet would adopt their footwear. Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Ciara, Chanel Iman, Rita Ora, Kourtney Kardashian and Mary-Kate Olsen have all been known to rock a gladiator sandal or two (and knee-high ones at that!)
It’s a look that definitely ain’t for the weak of heart, because these babies make a serious statement. And in red? Watch out. But getting it right is easy if you keep the rest of your look simple. Don’t overdo it by forcing two bold pieces to duke it out for the spotlight. Let a statement piece shine.
We love the idea of pairing this stand-out shoe with a pair of beat up denim shorts and an oversized top in black or white. Add a streamlined clutch to keep the look polished, then finish it off with simple black and gold stud earrings or a few gold rings and you’re ready to fight (for your right to be fabulous).