Gladiator sandals are back in a BIG way. All over the SS15 catwalk, we've found the high street versions that won't break the bank.
With chunky suede styles seen at the Chloe show, skinnier leather straps on knee-high gladiator sandals at Valentino, tie-up at Stella McCartney and classic buckles at Isabel Marant, there’s a pair to suit every style. The classic Bohemian sandal is, maybe surprisingly, seriously versatile.
This isn’t one trend to keep to the catwalk; far from it. They were seen everywhere on the FROW and the celebs have been getting in on the act too.
Jessica Alba and Bella Thorne have been working gladiator sandals into their casual wardrobes, while the ultimate in Parisian chic, Carine Roitfeld, has been teaming heeled gladiator sandals with chic summer dresses.
The best thing about gladiator sandals is they’re oh-so versatile. Styling them up doesn’t require much thought as they’ll go with pretty much everything.
As well as our timeless jeans and t-shirt combos (including tied over skinny jeans, as seen at Chloe), this season we’ll be teaming them with crochet summer dresses and our 70s-inspired everything.
Not a fan of the knee-high gladiator sandals? Whether it’s because they are too much of a statement or you’re worried about making your legs appear shorter (both valid points but just go for it and you’ll never look back), there’s plenty of other options. Zara have a particularly impressive offering, of all heights and styles. We’re particularly liking the leg-lengthening, tie-up sandal boots.
The high street gladiator sandal haul will soften the blow if the high-end pairs are a little out of your summer budget. Mango have a skinny tall pair similar to the Valentino sandals and a tie-up suede pair with a Chloe feel, both for under £100.
Check out our pick of the best gladiator sandals, for every budget, body shape and style, and find a pair that are perfect for you…