For the past couple of years, gladiator sandals have been a summer staple to any outfit. This consistent seasonal trend has been making it onto the runway, and the Chloè 2014 resort collection has its futuristic spin of gladiators as well. The entire collection is an immaculate illustration of simplicity with a twist of elegance, from the basic ensembles and colors mixed with a few blue and mustard yellow pieces for color blocking, in addition to textures and patterns.
The 2014 resort collection is made up of either loosely fitted trousers or H-line dresses. Both styles are fool-proof for the basic woman looking for an elegant yet simple look. The shoes in this collection are just as elegant from the gold blocked futuristic gladiators to the chunky heel sandals.
When viewing the Chloè collection, I couldn’t help but notice the gold blocked gladiators, as I have a very similar pair. Having a new personal craze for H-line dresses this summer, I found it very easy to throw together the two pieces and create a Chloè-inspired summer look.
There are one or two patterned H-line dresses in the collection that inspired me to wear my gold patterned one. The tones of the dress go nicely with the gold blocked gladiators that are similar to mine. For accessories, I choose simple round sunglasses. There was no need for any jewelry since the pattern was bold enough and the gold on my gladiators are a nice “blingy” accent. Makeup-wise, I chose to keep the look entirely edgy with a dark burgundy lip. You don’t always need jewelry…shoes and makeup are accessories of their own!
This is an easy look to go for, and aside from the dress being cool and comfortable for summer, it is also a dress that suits many different body types. As seen in the collection, many of the outfits are extremely loose fitted, therefore, I wanted to choose a dress that went along with the Chloè collection vibe as a whole.
If you’re not comfortable wearing a tight bodycon dress for that special summer outing, you can’t go wrong with a patterned H-line dress. Not only is it flowy so you can breathe, you will look good in it no matter what!