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Monday, April 25, 2011

Summer Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a classic summer staple.  In their most traditional form, the soles are made of woven jute and the upper part is canvas.  Today, most espadrilles have a flexible rubber sole, which is infinitely more comfortable, and the canvas upper part of the shoe is breathable and cool for summer.  Espadrilles have been popular for years, always chic with slim-cut pants. 


Espadrilles are huge this spring, and here are some of our favorite picks!

Gold:
Lanvin's satin ankle-tie espadrille is elegant with ballet-like details.

Gucci's stylish version is a cross between classic espadrilles and a ballet flat. 

Silver:

Tory Burch's striped canvas espadrilles are perfect to wear with white jeans.

Diane von Furstenberg's version comes in a variety of fun colors and patterns! 

One of my favorites, Kate Spade uses stripes and leather trim for eyecatching style.  FYI these run small so size up!

Bronze: 

For a simple no-frills espadrille, the Franco Sarto canvas version does the trick!

And the best deal out there is undoubtably the colorful Soludos Dali Espadrille from Shopbop. 

While we're on the topic, we had to comment on men in espadrilles.  Some guys can pull off the look halfway decently (although I pray that my husband NEVER gives this a try).


While others just look ridiculous.  This is NOT JFK's finest moment...

Will you be wearing espadrilles this summer?  Will the man in your life be wearing them?

1 comment:

Cyd said...

In Boston last summer I saw a little boy (about 5) wearing a navy pair. He was from Spain I think.. it was the cutest thing I ever saw!! If anyone knows where I can get a pair for my son please let me know!

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