How to Style Your Favorite Gladiators!
Gladiators have definitely made a comeback and are here to stay!
The name for this iconic piece of footwear comes from the Roman ages, when these shoes were worn by ‘gladiators’ in the fighting arena. These tie-up style sandals have fought their way to the top of the style food chain and continue to sit pretty at the very top of footwear fashion.
For the uninitiated, gladiator sandals tie up around your ankles and calves and are best paired with short skirts and cute summer dresses. Tao Paris's solid tie ups come in a variety of sorbet colours, that pair perfectly with casual outfits for picnics, brunch with your girls, or even a quick trip to the mall! Pairing a bright strappy sandal with a white dress or flowy black skirt adds that pop of colour to an otherwise plain outfit.
Tan gladiator sandals always pair well with anything denim - from shorts to all denim jumpsuits. A perfect chance to look classy yet sassy on a first date!
As gladiators are made to highlight your legs, pairing them with jeans is not usually a good idea. However, shorter ankle length gladiators look amazing with a perfect pair of skinny jeans and a cute summery top.
Long flowy maxi dresses with slits on the side are also the perfect combination for calf to knee length gladiators. While the sandals might not be visible at all times in these kinds of outfits, they add that touch of something extra to your look when walking, as your legs are visible through the slit.
Funky gladiators in shades of black and silver, or the ones with a little extra oomph like animal print or fringe work on them, are a great go-to when you want to slither into a LBD (little black dress), whether it's to grab a bite or hit the town!
So be it a walk on the beach, or at a nightclub with your friends where you’re dressed to impress, gladiators can elevate a simple outfit and bring your entire look together. So what’re you waiting for? Grab a pair here, and look on trend, always!