This is my first time taking my black Free People gladiator sandals out for a spin and I was quite pleased. I am really liking this spring fashion trend at the moment. I have always struggled to find comfortable but stylish flat shoes and the gladiator sandal seems to be the answer to that for me. I did do some shoe surgery on these babies, however. The original style has a long flap that runs the length of the foot and I cut it off because I wanted to see the detail of the lacing up and down the sandals. I also think it makes for a more uniform shoe silhouette and is easier on the naked eye. I will admit, black gladiators can be a little tricky to style. I think because the shoe itself is such a stand out piece it is important to keep the rest of the outfit simple and let the shoes serve as the statement. I went with a flowy top and shorts to keep with the easy theme of this outfit. I hope you feel inspired, and I will talk with you soon!