Earlier this week, we talked blue and white – in everything from dresses and tunics to handbags and accessories.
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Next up, gladiator sandals – they are everywhere this summer. I love a breezy summer dress paired up with gladiator sandals and a fun bucket or straw bag.
AskSuzanneBell Gladiator Tip: The key to pulling off a pair of gladiators is to find a style that works for you. If you are on the shorter side or are blessed with thicker ankles (like me), go with a color close to your own skin tone, like a nude or for me, cognac. Keep the top portion of the sandal low, at or below your ankle, and for more length for your legs – add a bit of a heel. If your legs are long and lean, go for it – you can pull off about any height of gladiator, it will draw attention to your long legs! Also, a gladiator with a strip up the middle, that bisects the foot, will draw attention to the center of your leg – making them appear longer.
Not sure what is best? Keep it simple in a nude or tan with a few straps – you can’t go wrong.
Last month during the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, I picked up these gladiator sandals by DV Dolce Vita.
I find them to be super comfortable and run true to size. I like how the dark colored sole gives me the option of wearing either a cognac or black bag.
I plan to wear these sandals with everything from shorts and dresses to denim.
This week, I styled them up with my Shibori Maxi Dress from Banana Republic.
Joe’s denim jacket | Isabella Fiore bag | Eric Javits fedora | Stella & Dot Necklace | Kendra Scott cuff
Now back in stock, the Shibori Patio Dress
Banana Republic | click HERE
For more blue and white dresses, including these from Target,
$86.00 for the dress, straw bag and gladiator sandal, all via Target!
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I totally needed to hear about how to wear these gladiator sandals. I have chunkier ankles so I am very weary of what I wear there. LOL. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE blue and white, so thanks of fabulously fashionable heads up on these great finds. You are a true beauty Mrs Bell! http://www.yummomummo.blogspot.com
Hey there Melissa! I hear ya! I tried on a bunch before I figured out that I needed to keep the straps low and away from accentuating my ankles. For me, I like them best styled with a longer skirt. The strap up the middle is a magic trick as well, it does draw your eye to the middle and away from a wider foot like mine, LOL! Happy you enjoyed the post! I loved your packing post as well! XOXO