How do you spot a trend that probably won’t last? When you see it on every Kardashian sister in one outing. As I scrolled through Daily Mail a couple nights ago at 2 am; Kris, Kourtney and Kendall were all decked out in gladiator sandals filming in St. Barts. Whether you slipped into the not-so-easy to wear gladiators this year or not, here’s a summer trend special featuring a 3 looks to squeeze in before fall arrives.
While on a family vacation a couple weeks ago in Majorca, Spain I wore an off-the-shoulder romper with a pair of lace-up gladiator sandals in a look that screamed ‘fast fashion.’ But it was comfortable, light-weight in the humidity, super-easy for feeding Wilhelmina, and most importantly as my sister complimented the style, she added, ‘it hides your extra baby weight.‘ Bingo! – I wore it almost every day.
The Scene – Majorca, Spain
(SIDENOTE – I just read this 7×7 article about a Spanish village north of Madrid that costs less than an apartment in San Francisco! Not that you need to buy a village, but Spain, especially Majorca has been my FAVORITE place to visit while living in Europe. It’s unpretentious with amazing food and beaches. It’s also seriously budget-friendly compared to most of Europe if you’re planning to visit from the US). Now, moving on to the summer styles…
1. Gladiator Sandals ~ This pair by MANGO looked fun to wear when I bought them, but the laces kept falling down so I recommend a more structured leather style with a zipper.
2. Off – the – Shoulder – Styles ~ When I first saw off-the-shoulder looks popping up over the spring and summer I thought, ‘eww, that’s kinda 80’s,’ but the style grew on me and shows just enough skin for summer. Off-the-Shoulder is also the perfect combo with a romper because…
3. Rompers & Jumpsuits ~ I usually steer clear of rompers because they just don’t fit when you have a medium – long torso, but when the style is off-the-shoulder you can instantly move it down a bit on your shoulders until it fits the way you like.
Did you wear any off-the-shoulder styles or gladiator sandals this summer?
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