One of the most wonderful parts about the summertime is that it is inherently more relaxed and laid back. Although some of us CollegeFashionistas are more productive and proactive about this time of year than others, it’s safe to say that when it comes to the perfect summer sandal, we choose to do as the Romans.
This Fashionista had a look that was undeniably chic and set the tone for her earthy sandals. Her flowy bohemian handkerchief maxi was a dream to watch as she graced by me. Dresses like this are especially helpful for a Fashionista who seeks to create length and dimension without piling on layer after layer and will prove to be chic for years to come .The pattern, texture and overall vibe of this dress shows that she was unafraid to soak up the summer sun, admirable for a slight heliophobe like myself.
While this outfit certainly encapsulates the feeling of summer with just one glance, the gorgeous sandals really bring in all the details together. A phenomenon that transcends weather or occasion, gladiator sandals are part of the Californian uniform. As seen on this Fashionista, the texture of these shoes create a theme that suits just about any outfit, whether it be basic or busy. When finding a pair for yourself, choose a pair that roughen up soft pieces with braiding like this Fashionista’s. Another great element to keep in mind is getting lots of support along the ankle in the form of sturdy ankle straps. Street style has really taken to this look because frankly, these sandals are so practical and chic, it’s no wonder that the trend started back in the days of the Romans.
When in Rome, be sure to keep a keen eye when choosing the length and color of your gladiators. Depending on whether you wear neutrals, bolds or knee-highs the message of your summer ensemble can drastically change. Either way, with those puppies strapped on, you will be carpe-ing that diem.
Spotted: Resort collections this year have not shied away from vamping the classic gladiator look, as seen with Jen Kao’s futuristic sandals.