Okay so I know that the writers' strike is taking its toll on the fashion industry a little bit, but I didn't think it would go this far…
Without the writers, we're going to run out of episodes to watch of our favorite shows — shows that pay stylists to dress their characters in beautiful designer creations that we all get to covet. I guess that means we'll have to start taking our fashion cues from reality television? Maybe a few heated jousts on American Gladiator inspired one of the spring's hottest shoe trends: the gladiator sandal.
These strappy medieval marvels come in a few different heights and shapes and seem to be mainly in tonal shades such as black, white, and tan. But the most popular color is metallic gold. Rock it like Kate Hudson in a short style like these from Newport News, or go all out and strap up your calves in gold leather elasticized Stuart Weitzmans.
While we're not sure how well this trend will take, luckily we still have our Gossip Girl and a few other conventionally stylish shows to propel us through this mini fashion dark age. (See a few of our picks from ABC's retro-chic Pushing Daisies.)