5 Days, 5 Ways: Ciara Slays in Gladiator Sandals—Other Celebs Follow Suit

In really cool shoes

By Raleigh Burgan May 27, 2016 12:00 PMTags
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Gladiator sandals make power stanc-ing easy. 

Looking to make a Ciara-worthy statement (or more simply, ooze confidence)? Grab yourself a pair of these. If you're digging the singer's heavy-leather, knee-high heels, you love a look that says you're "ready for battle!" The high heel might not be perfect for a festival, but a similar sandal with a flat sole definitely would be. Headed to Bottlerock in Napa Valley this weekend? Keep these in mind.

If this maximalist style isn't for you, there's plenty more inspiration below.

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Here you have a heavy embellished sandal with a reasonable heel. Paula Patton's short wedges make an ideal shoe for weekend strolling. Paired with a dress, their edgy appeal is lessened, but throw yours on with some baggy boyfriend jeans and you've got yourself one casual, badass outfit.

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Bridget Malcolm's gladiators are the perfect mix of minimalist and maximalist. The studs harden up her chunky heels, but the simple straps loosen the blow. If you're bored of your flats but aren't comfortable with going full Ciara, these are the perfect happy medium for you. 

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Sans embellishments, Diane Kruger's super-simple, calf-high gladiator sandals perfectly balance out her loud midi dress. If you take anything from this it should be: When you're planning on wearing bold patterns, go for something basic on your feet.


This flirty dress, crossbody bag and flat gladiator sandal style is the perfect throw-on-and-go outfit. Although Jenna Dewan Tatum's flats aren't making serious statements, they're contrasting the pretty polka-dot dress with their simplicity. These are an everyday type shoe, for sure.

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