Fashion Trends

How To Steal Rihanna’s Outrageous Shoe Trend

Gladiator Glam

Part bondage, part greek goddess, and fully loaded with over the top style, the new spring trend in footwear is gladiator boots. Wild style child Rihanna stepped out in a Tom Ford pair in Soho recently. Whether you see these high strappy numbers as high sandals or cut-out boots, they’re best worn with an air of “I don’t care”, and yes, Rihanna has that one in the bag.

Bondage Girl

While Rihanna wore her stunning nude Tom Ford gladiators with an unexpected Mary Katrantzou digital print look and (again, unexpected) deep lipstick, we’re loving the Altuzarra and Alexander Wang incarnations of the trend, too. You can pull this look off for spring and summer 2013 with a little help from these inspiring runway looks.

Related: See Selena Gomez’ Take On This Shoe Trend

Runway To REAL Way

We’re partial to a blend of effortless and outrageous, so our tip is to opt for a flat pair of the bondage sandals like at Altuzarra. They’ll give you more options to wear, and as an investment for spring that’s always a plus. Pair yours with cutoffs, fresh spring dresses and leather jackets, or minimalist sheaths. What’s your take on this tough girl trend in spring footwear?

[Photos via and Startraks]

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