Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Summer Trend #1: I'm a... sexy Gladiator!

It is finally time for gladiator sandals to make a bigger debut! Profusion beaded T-strap flat gladiator sandals by Nine West are HOT and are available at Macy's for $69. Profusion sandals are bronze, detailed, and super chic. Check out Retro T-strap gladiator sandals by Franco Sarto. In white, this sandal glints and glows with metallic silver straps around the ankle and on the sole of the shoe.
Teen Vogue was right on the money with their fashion spread, "Sole Survivors", showcasing expensive and unique gladiator shoes. Sigerson Morrison sandals, about $495, are black with white stitching with a large t-strap. Maria La Rosa sandals, not my favorite, are about $356- bright red, one and a half rise from the ground and strap crossing that continues up the ankles. Just Cavalli mixes cool and hot colors with their distracting sandals... there is something about the sandals that I love! Perhaps it is the one shiny silver strap amongst the blue, green, and red straps . Includes an ankle strap. Nine West does not make the cutest, youthful, rainbow colored gladiator sandals, but Top Shop sure does!
I'M SCARED. I just saw a hideous pair of gladiators that GO UP YOUR LEG... its called "high leg fringe". Anybody want to wear these? I guess I could reconsider these sandals if someone could pull them off. Prove me wrong!
Here are the types of gladiator sandals that will be worn this summer:
-T-strap... toe thong,bar, cage, fringe, high leg fringe... eek!, crossover, fringe.
Diba Women's Denise Gladiator Wedge Sandal are a more contemporary style gladiator shoe because of the wedge. Nikki K., from Northern Virginia, proudly wears COLIN STUART wedge gladiators in black to school with capri pants, a turqoise blouse and gorgeous long, crystal earrings. Everyone loves her shoes- including me! xoxo Johannah