OOTD: Gladiator Sandals

After seeing the gorgeous Roman-inspired silhouettes at Valentino’s latest haute couture show, I have been utterly inspired to embrace my inner goddess. Check it out:

Beautiful, right? The long, simply constructed pieces and knee-length gladiator sandals make me want to run through the Forum. Although you and I probably can’t snatch one of these lovely gowns from Valentino, there are simple ways to create an equally enchanting look.

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For my gladiator OOTD (I imagine an actual gladiator OOTD would consist of, like, armor and weaponry, but you get what I mean), I grabbed a simple navy dress, light brown sandals and a small charm necklace. Dark colors and simple lines are what make Roman-inspired outfits successful.

Quick Tip: If you want gladiators in a hurry, wrap some leather craft band around your leg above your sandals and tie it with a bow behind your calf—no one will be able to tell!

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This one-shouldered chiffon dress (Topshop x Kate Moss) definitely gives off Roman toga vibes, but in a chic, modern way, while these fabulous gladiator sandals from BCBG add a silvery twist to a nighttime look.

Every day is a good day to channel a Roman goddess! Who’ve you been inspired by this haute couture season?

Stay golden,
Lily

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