There are some associations we make in fashion. For example, an all-black outfit is slimming and undeniably chic, while a dainty gold necklace adds a touch of French girl sophistication.
Espadrilles, once deemed as peasant footwear, have grown in popularity and are now a holiday fashion favourite among celebs and fashionistas. Their elaborately woven jute base and casual canvas upper bring to mind images of a summer vaycay, and are undeniably a staple for the season. These days, espadrilles come in all shapes and forms, from wedges to flats and some even come with embellishments or charms.
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Scroll through for 10 different pairs of espadrilles that will have you rocking summer in comfort and style.
We love how this Alighieri pair draws inspiration from gladiator sandals and espadrille flats, so it’s both feminine and edgy. Bonus: The gold glided teardrop pendant is detachable and can be added to any existing necklace chain you have. Wear this pair of shoes to complete a slinky black silk dress.
From its nice height to the cute ribbon ties, there’s nothing we don’t love about this Castañer creation. Plus, it’ll make you feel as poised as a ballerina. It’s so versatile that it wouldn’t look out of place when worn with a black jumpsuit for work or a floral wrap dress for a weekend brunch.
Embrace everything that is spring this season with this pair of cream yellow Charles & Keith slingbacks that sports unique espadrille block heels. Contrast against a denim jumpsuit, throw on some shades and whip your hair up into a messy bun for a relaxed yet chic effect.
Ditch the typical canvas slip ons and go for one made with beige raffia instead. We love that every pair is handcrafted using centuries-old techniques in the Manebi Yucatan’s Spanish atelier. Match these espadrilles with a rattan bag for the ultimate resort vibe.
This pair marries two trends at once—the ever so stylish mule and the espadrille. Who knew they would go so well together? Accentuate the boho vibe of this earthy brown Pazzion pair with a lace dress and tassel earrings.
There are two things we love about these Pedro sneakers: 1) The ribbed knit texture and 2) the tribal-esque striped pattern. Wear with a leather mini skirt and an off-shoulder top for a weekend outing.
Espadrilles are often in shades of brown, beige or other light pastel shades. Which is why we like this pair of espadrilles from PrettyFit which sports black straps and gold plated rivets, giving it an air of elegance. Dress these wedges up with a blazer dress for work or go casual on weekends with a flowy sundress.
If you’re not one for the usual ivory/tan colour of espadrilles, then opt for this statement-making many-hued striped creation by Sophia Webster. We like how the black straps act as a balance to the bright hues, so the pair doesn’t look too unbearably loud. This will fit right in with a knotted t-shirt, hoop earrings and jeans combo for the weekends.
Want a bit of height but don’t want to teeter about on precarious wedges? These stylish yet casual Zara shoes tick all the right boxes, with a slight platform base to give petite girls some stature. The braided upper and jute base also gives off a perfect summer vibe. Pair with a loose-fitted white top and khaki wide-legged trousers for that safari explorer look.
There’s nothing more perfect for a breezy sundress than a pair of strappy espadrille wedge sandals. Dressy, comfortable and super cute, we suggest wearing this get-up with delicate gold jewellery for your next beach wedding.