The S/S 2013 collection by Versace screams warrior goddess with a big splash of feminine chic. The Medusa-head motif that accents almost every piece emphasizes the hypnotic power of a woman’s look, which is what we feel the whole collection is really about. Donatella has been wowing us more and more every year, but this season her influence can definitely be felt reverberating onto other designers. Although there have been several attempts by major labels to popularize the Gladiator sandal-boot in recent years (Chanel Cruise 2007, S/S 2011), the trend didn’t really catch on until it hit the catwalk last fall. The strapping, or criss-crossing of material up the calf carries an air of Amazon babe just perfect for summer soirees. The trend has extended to strappy ankle-length ‘flops as well, from flats to wedges and heels. We’ve taken our top pick from the runway (the Versace Macramé Micro Shorts) and created a few looks around them that are waaay more affordable. Check out the shopping guide below to get the haute look in YOUR wardrobe!

Looks inspired by Versace

1. Versace Macramé Micro Shorts – $650 – in PANTS & JEANS

2. Versace Mid-High Gladiator Open Sandals – $2,150 – in SHOES

3. Versace Macramé Creased Shirt – $1,525 – in BLOUSES & TOPS

4. Versace Metallic Fringed Bracelet – $825 – in FASHION JEWELRY

5. Jules Smith Viva Glam Necklace in Yellow Gold – $120 – in JULES SMITH

6. Miss Selfridge Embellished Knicker Short – $84 – in SHORTS

7. Maison Scotch Lace Scoop Neck Contrasting Trim Top – $280 – in TOPS

8. Stuart Weitzman Gladiator – $398 – in SHOES

9. N°21 Cotton Macramé Lace Blouse – $516 – in CLOTHING

10. Lost Coronado Lace Tier Shorts – $40 – in SHORTS

11. Jenny Bird Double-Wrap Bracelet – $69 – in JENNY BIRD

12. Zara Gladiator Sandals – $159 – in SHOES

13. Warehouse Bonded Lace Crop Top – $50 – in CLOTHING

14. Bardot Layered Lace Shorts – $80 – in BOTTOMS

15. Steven Trex Studded Nubuck Gladiator Wedge Sandals – $149 – in SHOES

16. Mint Skull Macrame Bracelet – $16 – in MINT