No matter where you are in the world, music festival season can offer an almost endless amount of free style inspiration for the summer ahead. Coachella 2016 is, so far, following suit with one recent snap showing Kendall Jenner in gladiator sandals. Of course, gladiator sandals are not a new trend. However, the heeled style Jenner was spotted in put a contemporary spin on a classic look.
The reality star paired her rad gladiator sandals with frayed denim shorts, a black crop top, and festival-appropriate, wavy, mermaiden tresses. There was not a flower crown in sight for this fashion-forward femme. Instead, the gladiators were the statement piece of the whole ensemble, serving as proof that this is a shoe for those who want to be seen. It's just so much bolder than a pair of flip-flops, no?
If you want to get in on the laid-back, warrior-inspired vibes, you too can win the favor of the fashion pack by sporting a pair of classic gladiator sandals this spring and summer. The gladiator is an all-in-one shoe, TBH. Wear it with your fave spring dress, a shorts and tee combo á la Jenner, or even a cocktail party ensemble. Here's a style for every brave sole.
1. The Kendall Style
Sole Diva Lace Up Gladiators D Fit, $90, Simplybe
If you want to channel Kendall's nude colored gladiators, these lace-up sandals are a pretty close match.
2. The Traditional Tan Pair
Scorpion Sandals, Approx. $158, Ted and Muffy
These traditional gladiator style sandals come in narrow, standard, or wide fit to ensure your tootsies are super comfy.
3. The Heavy Metal Gladiators
Kimiko – Gold 2 PU Michael Antonio, $70, Heels
These glam gold gladiators can be worn from dusk 'til dawn and beyond.
4. The Buckled Up Sandals
Multi Buckle Gladiator Sandals (Wide Width,) $39.50, Torrid
Are you in for a bumpy ride this summer? Buckle up in these sturdy sandals that are well suited to intrepid explorers.
5. The Kendall + Kylie Design
Emily – Black Fabric Kendall And Kylie, $200, Heels
Want to walk in the footsteps of your favorite style sirens? Well, now you (almost) can by wearing a pair of gladiators from Kendall and Kylie Jenner's own line.
6. The Embellished Eyelet Sandals
Brimstone Sandals, Approx. $158, Ted and Muffy
Eye-catching golden eyelets embellish these classic sandals with a contemporary twist. Available in narrow, standard, or wide fit.
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7. The Strappy Style
Pandora – Black Nubuck PU Qupid, $55, Heels
Thin straps transform the humble gladiator style into sophisticated, stylish footwear.
8. The Lace-Up Sandals
Lace Up Gladiator Sandals (Wide Width,) $36, Torrid
Sometimes a minimalistic shoe is the way to go when adding the finishing touch to an outfit. When rocking a statement piece, let your footwear complement your stellar garment. These quietly confident, classic gladiators might be the right fit.
9. The Barely There Pair
Daisy Street Lace Up Gladiator Flat Sandals, $39, ASOS
Roam footloose and fancy-free in a pair of barely there, nude, flat gladiator sandals.
10. The Reptilian Style
Sole Diva Heeled Gladiator Shoes EEE Fit, $62, Simplybe
Ensure that even your feet look mesmerizing in these snakeskin effect sandals.
11. The Wedge Gladiators
ALDO Rothbaum Cognac Ghillie Wedge Gladiator Sandals, $105, ASOS
Full length gladiators not for you? Opt for some lace-up wedges that tie up mid-calf instead.
Whether you're attending a festival or holidaying at home this summer, make sure your feet look fabulous in a pair of gorgeous gladiator sandals that'd make Kendall Jenner proud.
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