Death of the Gladiator

gladiator sandals

Have you heard the news…gladiator sandals are “in” again this season. When will the fashion gods realize that all those straps make our feet and ankles look like tied up sausages. Not exactly flattering. Ok ladies, let’s leave the gladiators for Hollywood’s sexy leading men and focus on what looks best on us individually. Perhaps a lovely wedge – it elongates and slims. Or how about a cute top-sider – a little too frat boy for the guys but very chic for the girls.  Don’t want to forget my fav – platform peeps.  Anything to make me taller!

Just because a trend is the talk of the catwalk, that does not mean you must own it. Many of the catwalk superstars are unflattering for most and there is nothing worse than trying to pull off something you are uncomfortable wearing.

So I challenge you with this…close your magazines with glossy ads and must-have checklists. Instead take a look around at the people you see on the streets in every day life.  See someone with a fierce look?  Snap a sneaky pic (or just ask permission) then add your personal spin to it. Learn to continuously reinvent your basics with tweaks that make a statement. Or if budget allows, create an entirely new look.  Who would you like to muse?

This was originally written for, a rocking online magazine.


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