So what's a girl to do? Look for affordable versions and wear them with abandon this season.
Wear them with: long floaty dresses, short shorts, skirts and more.
Figure flattery: careful if you've got thick ankles, large calves or short legs, the ankle strap will only emphasize them.
What to look for: we prefer flat styles over some of the chunky heeled gladiators out there, they're much more wearable and comfortable. You'll get the most use out of metallics, browns and neutrals.
Mia Rome sandals (above), $70 at endless.com
Some more options: