There are fancy shoes, and there are intimidating fancy shoes. I consider strappy and knee-high gladiator sandals as part of the latter. It takes personality to actually rock a pair without feeling self-conscious.

Ciara, being quite the fashion star, was not afraid to sport some serious footwear while attending an event in Sin City. The newly-engaged beauty displayed the huge rock on her finger in an all-leather ensemble of crop-top and matching mini skirt. She complemented the getup with perfectly blow-dried tresses and knee-high strappy sandals. Besides the white finger nails, which were hard to ignore, it was also difficult to look away from large and sparkly bling on her finger. Of course, Ciara’s best accessory was fiancé, Russell Wilson, who joined her at the event.




3261657A00000578-3500851-image-a-53_1458448005455Ciara attends the grand opening of the Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub in Las Vegas with her fiancé, Russell Wilson, on March 19, 2016

How do you like Ciara’s outfit, ladies? Did she pull off those strappy sandals? Do you think you can rock her outfit and work it?

Ciara’s colorblock leather mini skirt is from Coach. I couldn’t find any deetz on her leather top, but my guess  is it’s from Coach as well. The skirt is crafted from genuine calf leather and features a zip fly, as well as a snap-button closure. You can find it over at MyTheresa. It retails at a pricey $695:

P00183360Coach Leather Mini Skirt, $695

Ciara’s very catchy sandals, on the other hand, are from Altuzarra. They’re from an old collection so I don’t think you’ll find them in the stores. However, you’re welcome to check out consignment sites to try your luck in finding them. Here’s a closer look at the pair in brown and tan. They feature feature curved and cutout straps detailed with buckles, as well as gold leaf embellishments at the t-bar. The shafts are about 20.5 inches tall, so if you’re petite they’re sure to go over your knees:


Altuzarra-Knee-High-Gladiator-Thong-SandalsAltuzarra Leather Over The Knee Gladiator Sandals, $2715 (sold out)

Do you like what you see?

Sorry, but you’ll need to look for an alternative. If I may recommend, try these strappy lace-up sandals from Topshop instead. They also feature curved straps and cutouts all throughout, and will only set you back an affordable $125. To steal Ciara’s style, team with a black mini skirt and a sleeveless crop top:

_11785761Topshop Ravishing Cutout Lace Up Peep Toe Sandals, $125

$ 125