8 Jun 2019

Espadrilles: It’s That Time Of Year


They just work. Right?

It’s that time of year when I assess my espadrille situation because I want to feel holiday/summer ready. They have always been my shoes of choice for long lazy summer holidays or simply long lazy days. I love the way they look, the right pair is supremely comfortable and they give a simple caftan or pair of Capri pants an added edge.

Sandals are tricky because feet are tricky and not every pair of sandal is flattering. Sandals can look awful, sloppy and very unattractive; they can also look beautiful and stylish. Espadrilles are one of those shoes that suit pretty much everyone and don’t accentuate the feet.

Like all things, there are espadrilles and espadrilles.

There are a couple of elements to consider:

To tie up with an ankle strap or not? 

Whether to wear a wedge heel or stay flat? 

A wedge heel and an ankle strap is my favourite. I like the ties up the leg on others but for me, I stay simple.

The very flat espadrille with a back is difficult to walk in so if I want flat, I wear a mule. They are easier to walk in and far more comfortable for me. The flat style with a back always ends up like a mule so from now on I’m wearing these.

One of my fall-back summer outfits, when a caftan won’t do, is black capris, tee shirt in black or white and a pair of wedge espadrilles; the espadrilles immediately make this classic look relaxed. With a dress, like the one pictured and this, they are perfect.

These are my absolute winners. xv

Espadrilles: The Best Of The Best

linen wedge sandal  ||  lace up espadrille  ||  bermuda mule ||  bow espadrille mule ||  embellished mule on sale

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image, perry ellis 1983

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Well, that photo just caught my eye!! I thought you were talking about that dress….?made by Omar the tentmaker???? Cute!!! Anyhoo, yes, I love espadrilles.


I have a silver pair of lace up espadrilles from Stuart Weitzman a few years ago that are my favorite shoes. I’m very careful when I wear them… not if it’s going to rain… because I want to keep them looking great for as long as I can. Whenever in doubt, espadrilles usually look great. xoxox, Brenda


Good morning! Espadrilles, what could be more summer appropriate in the fashion sense! So French, casual yet a hint of sophistication….I must get a new pair too!

D.A. Wolf

I’ve always LOVED espradilles… on other women. At 4’11” tall (very Piaf, I know), unless there’s a heel (or yes, a wedge), it’s a no go for me.

But I do so love the look!

These days, I’m using fashion (and not just footwear) to motivate myself to stick to a healthy eating regimen. Love of clothes (but nothing that fits) is driving me to seek out everything GORGEOUS I can as motivation-inspiration. (I do love that wide belt in the photo above. Wide belts require a waist. More motivation!) xo


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