Lindsey Sirera
May 06, 2017 5:22 am

As one of the premier trendsetters on the planet, Rihanna’s style knows no bounds. She’s daring, delightful, and basically can do no wrong. So if Rihanna is sending us the message that these sexy thigh-high lace-up gladiator sandals are the next breakout shoe trend, then we believe her!

Recall earlier this week, Rihanna pretty much won the 2017 Met Gala red carpet. Clad in Comme des Garçons (the honored fashion label of the evening), the bohemian beauty turned heads and dropped jaws in a colorful, textured number that’s bound to be the talk of the fashion community for years to come. And while the crazy-good confection was the focal point of the ensemble, we couldn’t help but be taken aback by her stunning lace-up heels, either.

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The punchy pink sandals definitely qualified as the breakout shoe trend of the evening. And we’re thrilled they were, considering they’re drop-dead gorgeous (and apparently also took an entire hour to lace-up. That’s commitment!).

Fast forward to Wednesday night, and RiRi *again* whipped out another show-stopping pair of lace-up shoes. This time, the 29-year-old starlet opted for an equally sexy pair of Unravel gladiators. And you can clearly see the resemblance, right?

Like we said, it RiRi’s saying these lace-up gladiator sandals are in, then there’s no doubt about it. *They’re in.* And while we’re totally onboard with this sassy style, we just hope someone invents a pair that ~doesn’t~ take an hour to put on for us mere mortals!

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