Summer Beauty 2013:
The Perfect Pedicure For Every Summer Sandal
Thanks to the neutral color palette of most gladiator styles, the nail polish pairs are endless, but we especially love the effect against shiny gold or copper lacquers. Give a nod to the style's origins in Ancient Rome with a gilded polish like Deborah Lippmann's Nefertiti ($17; deborahlippmann.com), or go for an antique effect with Essie's Penny Talk ($8; essie.com), a copper hue with a slight rose gold shimmer.
Evangeline Lilly swept onto the red carpet at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug premiere in a black slightly sheer Alberta Ferretti gown with a lace overlay and tiers of tulle at the skirt, keeping all accessories to a minimum, save for studs and a gold bracelet.