How to Wear Knee-High Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals
The knee-high gladiator sandal, particularly the lace-up gladiator, is bigger than ever this summer, though styling this trend is still elusive to the average gal. If you're a newbie to the trend, stick with one of these silhouettes, and you can't go wrong.
1. SHORT T-SHIRT DRESS
This is one of my favorite ways to style the trend. It shows off the legs and really highlights the sandals. This is a really cute summer date look. It's sexy and polished but still casual enough for daytime. Play it safe with a solid-colored dress or pair silver lace-up sandals with a geo-print dress. If you have brown gladiators, pair them with a crisp white button-down shirt dress.
2. FLARED MIDI SKIRT
It's important too pair tall gladiators with a skirt the is knee length or shorter in most cases, but this flared midi skirt hit just below the knee. The thin straps on these particular lace-up gladiators keep the outfit from looking too bottom-heavy. Paired with a sexy crop top, it's perfect for summer. It's a cool look for a summer cocktail party.
3. SHORT SHIFT DRESS
This is the same concept as the body-con T-shirt dress pictured above but in a more relaxed way. It's the perfect look for a weekend girls trip.
4. SHORT SHORTS
Whether you go with dressy shorts, cut-off denim, or a summer romper; short shorts look great with knee-high gladiators. The lace-up sandals like the ones featured in this post look best with a slightly dressy pair of shorts. Pair denim shorts with the classic knee-high gladiators or some cool fringed gladiators.
5. OPEN-FRONT MAXI
While you may not want to pair lace-up gladiators with a long maxi skirt, this is an exception to the rule. A hi-low or front-slit maxi is the perfect way to wear this trend on vacation.
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