How To Wear It: Free People Gladiator Sandals

Friday's Fashion Friday featured a bevy of Free People gladiator sandals. There are a lot of gladiator variations out there, but Free People continually carries the best crop of sandals from short to tall. Don't be discouraged by this trend. You will try on A LOT of gladiator sandals before you find the right pair. If you're shorter or not sure you want to fully commit to a tall pair, go with one of the shorter styles. My favorite Free People pair hit just above the ankle and they will work with literally everything. When it comes to color, gladiators in dark brown or black can be harsh if you're fair. I have longer legs and I'm pretty pale. Black or dark brown gladiators that hit above my ankle aren't very flattering. I try to go with lighter brown or light colored version that are either tall to my knee or hit right at my ankle. No one wants to purposely make their leg look like a tree trunk, so try on as many as you can until you find just the right pair.

Channel your inner boho and pair your gladiators with a long patterned maxi dress, or your favorite pair of denim shorts and a tank top or tee. Since my style tends to be boho-light, I've styled a short pair and a tall pair of gladiators the way I would wear them...a smidge boho mixed with a little J-Crew prep.

Shop the post and let me know when you find your perfect pair! 

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