My Gladiators don't come equipped with a sword and 6-pack abs (a la Russell Crowe), but they are a spicy sandal option that can easily transform everyday basics from conventional to distinctive. These striking lace-up, strappy leather sandals are a Summer must have.
I really wanted to find a flip flop alternative for the hot summer months. Don't get me wrong, my 3 year old Thora Tory Burch flip flops will still get some mileage over the next couple of months, but I was on the hunt for a statement making something. Then, these Gladiators came into my life! I have bigger legs, and these Cynthia Vincent lace-ups are perfect because they are adjustable. Once the straps were right (that took some time), I was able to use the back zipper and now get them on and off with no problem. They are on sale here, but I found some other fun options here, here, and here.
I loved putting on this very simple Gap t-shirt dress and adding a bohemian vibe with these shoes. I wore this outfit to run errands, swim practice, and then out for a girl's night dinner. I was comfortable all day, and felt put together. The tall Gladiator sandals even look great with a pair of cut off shorts and t-shirt. I also like them with midi and maxi length skirts and dresses ( like here and here). I have also paired them with my favorite romper here.
I added this bold boho-esque Stella & Dot necklace that has quickly become a new favorite. It has additional pieces you can add to make the pendant longer if you like. I love versatility! You can see the necklace in more detail here. I added some extra stack rings and bracelets to pull it all together. I am all about the stacking!
The Gladiator sweeps the summer flip flop battle for me this year. I encourage you to try a pair (especially while you are hitting up the Memorial Day sales this weekend!). Go bold for the win!
Wishing you all a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend with family and friends!