Gabrielle Union Elevates Big Toe Sandals In Bikini With Zaya Wade – Footwear News
Gabrielle Union made a relaxed statement at the beach with her daughter-in-law, Zaya Wade.
The “Being Mary Jane” star posed against a boardwalk railing with Wade on Instagram, wearing a cream rib-knit skirt and brown bikini top. Over it was a beige, cream, gray and black knitted cardigan, printed with a triangular pattern. Union’s look was completed with red-tinted sunglasses. Wade coordinated with her mother’s outfit in color scheme but contrasted it in aesthetic, wearing blue jeans and a tan collared rugby shirt with white lace-up combat boots.
“No borders,” Union captioned the duo’s video.
Union’s outfit was completed with a set of brown leather big toe sandals. Her style included wide upper straps with a single circular strap designed for her big toe, as well as flat soles. The laid-back pair cemented the fresh look of their ensemble, while giving it a contemporary finish.
Big toe sandals have become one of the most controversial sandal trends of the year, although its longevity since last summer seems to mean it’s here to stay. Flat or heeled pairs often include attached loops or cutouts aimed at users’ big toes, creating a quirky silhouette that’s a sharper take on the traditional thong. New styles have emerged from a range of brands including Gia Borghini, Charles & Keith and ATP Atelier. They have also made their way among celebrities, as Camila Mendes, Gigi Hadid and Candice Swaenpoel have also worn Reike Nen, JW Anderson and Emilio Pucci styles in recent weeks.
This isn’t Union and Wade’s first mother-daughter fashion moment; the duo often coordinate on any occasion, from wearing sharp suits to shooting viral videos in Prada outfits together.
Union always goes for the bold. The “Breaking In” actress often favors current trends, like Magda Butrym’s flip flops, By Far and Gia Couture’s collab with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She is also known for wearing strappy sandals and tall boots from top brands such as Paris Texas, Tamara Mellon and Tabitha Simmons. When off duty, Union prefers chunky sneakers from Adidas, Reebok and Nike.
PHOTOS: Click to see Union’s first shoe collection for New York & Company in the gallery.