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8 Strappy gladiator bargains

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Hottest trends in gladiator sandals

Gladiator sandals are the hottest trend for spring and summer. Celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Halle Berry and Heidi Klum have all been spotted in these strappy, cool sandals. Don’t have their supersize budgets to spend on shoes? Check out eight great strappy gladiators that won’t leave you strapped for cash.

5Floral gladiators

Hottest trends in gladiator sandals

Floral touches give the perfect feminine touch to these ASOS Florence Canvas Flower Gladiator Sandals ($44.83). With adorable corsage detailing, they come in fun colors including jade, coral and black.

6Fringed gladiators

Hottest trends in gladiator sandals

Worn by celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Kristin Cavallari (pictured), strappy fringed gladiators are the hottest look this season, thanks in part to the 70s revival. Cavallari is wearing the Koolaburra Venus Fringe Sandal ($130); however, you can snag a similar look for a fraction of the price with the Velvet Angels black leather Pili Pili fringe gladiator sandal ($89.10) from Blue Fly.

7Minimalist gladiators

Hottest trends in gladiator sandals

Simple gladiators have a minimalist appeal, are leg-lengthening and go with everything in your wardrobe. One great choice is the Fossil Julianne ($49) that features a small beaded belt along the strap.

8Bright colors

Hottest trends in gladiator sandals

Punch up your look with a pop of color in these Mesh-Cuff Gladiator Sandals ($68) from Victoria's Secret. Available in blue and fuchsia (as well as the more conservative black and cognac), these are the perfect addition to your warm-weather wardrobe.


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