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Valentino spring ad campaign

Sandal - the harbinger in the form of footwear to the approaching of hot weather (spring is a-comin'!), and Valentino's spring 2015 ad campaign said it loud and clear that the gladiator is back, in a big way.  Alas, you're thinking "we've done that, and it really wasn't that long ago" and you'll be right, kinda. As it goes, trends always reinvent themselves, even if ever so slightly, with this sandal being the perfect example. You see, these feminine, lace-up-the-leg, intricately woven leg-to-foot wear, are the quintessential girly accompaniment the all the flavors of sorbet-colored swing-shaped mini dresses of summer.  Be it a heel or flat (I choose flats for comfort for walking and drinking purposes) either is the chosen footwear of goddesses everywhere.

From top left: Free People $68, J.Crew $98, Jeffery Campbell $115, Stuart Weitzman $498, Castaner $221, Chloe $1,370, Ancient Greek Sandals $395, Schultz $280, Valentino $1,495