Sofia Richie Is Single-Handedly Making This "Dated" Sandal Trend Cool Again


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Let's face it: Sofia Richie has all the power these days. Ever since her South of France wedding to music executive Elliot Grainge a few weeks ago, the internet hasn't stopped talking about her, her makeup routine, and, most often, her style. Practically everything she wore to her wedding or afterward has subsequently gone viral and sold out. So when she wore an outdated sandal trend not once but two times during her honeymoon, I got the feeling that, with the level of clout she has right now, they might go from out to in. As it happens, I was right. 

The summer footwear style in question is gladiator sandals, which peaked in the mid-2010s only to live in fashion purgatory ever since. It wasn't until Richie wore two pairs—one from The Row with a poplin Prada shirtdress and another from Gianvito Rossi with a sparkling gold Rodarte dress—that hope for the sandals really set in. Ahead, shop all of the chicest gladiator sandals on the market this season. Oh, and don't forget to thank the newlywed when you snag a pair for yourself. 


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On Sofia Richie: Prada dress and Raffia Tote Bag (£1500); The Row sandals; Celine sunglasses


(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)

On Richie: Gianvito Rossi Gwyneth Sandals (£545); Rodarte dress; Judith Leiber bag

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.