Joan Smalls’ Gladiator Stiletto Sandals With Mirrored Blade Heels

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If we had to describe the 2013 MTV VMA red carpet in general terms, we couldn’t use words such as “elegance,” “sophistication,” “refinement,” or “femininity.” Instead, we could use words such as “kitsch,” “lack of taste,” and so on.

If you have not done so already, make sure to check out our shoe-stalking reports. Still, we can’t deny the very few ensembles that kept a festive, red-carpet-worthy look. Among them was “it” model of the moment, Joan Smalls.

Joan Smalls flashed her legs at the 2013 MTV Music AwardsJoan Smalls flashed her legs at the 2013 MTV Music Awards held at the Barclays Center in New York City on August 25, 2013

The Puerto Rican beauty walked down the red carpet of the MTV Music Awards looking incredibly cool and stylish. She rocked the gladiator sandals trend paired with a very casual Viktor & Rolf mini dress.

Joan Smalls' long-sleeved white leather dressJoan Smalls’ long-sleeved white leather dress

The long-sleeved white leather dress featuring a drop waist and ruffled hemline was perfectly styled Casadei gladiator sandals with black leather straps, gold-tone buckles, mirrored blade stiletto heels, and back zippers, both from 2013 fall collections.

Joan Smalls showed off her feet in Casadei gladiator sandalsJoan Smalls showed off her feet in Casadei gladiator sandals

The model further styled her look with a chunky gold chain and deep-berry lips.

Joan Smalls' chunky gold chain and deep-berry lipsJoan Smalls’ chunky gold chain and deep-berry lips

Let’s talk about her shoes. The knee-high black leather woven straps added the perfect touch of glam to Joan’s casual chic outfit and got her on every best-dressed list.

Gladiator sandals definitely gained some ground in recent years, becoming a must-have piece in every fashionista’s wardrobe. They are very feminine, and the thin straps really emphasize the sensuality of female legs and bring an ultrachic touch to any outfit.

If you have a very large shoe budget, you can get yourself a pair identical to Joan’s:

Casadei 120mm Belted Calfskin Blade One Boots, $1,900 at Casadei, Farfetch, and Amazon

Casadei 120mm Belted Calfskin Blade One Boots

Credit: Andres Otero / WENN

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