We've been all for gladiator sandals since Mary-Kate and Ashley made 'em a thing (and Kendall Jenner refreshed the trend for 2K15), but now it's time to evolve. Here's how: add some laces to the mix — yep, simple as that. Loved by Kate Bosworth and Zoë Kravitz (pretty much our style inspo for everything), ankle-accessorizing is the ideal complement to any summer 'fit. Got a BBQ sitch that requires denim cut-offs? Spiff up your casual Coachella vibes with a mega-strappy flat. Or if you have a night out where the only method of transportation will be Uber, say hello to pointed heels with laces (and height) for days. Chic, non?

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