The Summer Shoe: Espadrille

Julie,

It’s been so much fun to share all of our spring designs! Now that we know what we are going to wear this summer, what shoes will we pair with all our fabulous outfits?

Although the espadrille has always been a staple of summer, what was once the lowly shoe of the peasants in the Pyrenees, with a simple braided, jute sole, is now embraced and reinterpreted by high-end designers.

Stella McCartney begins with the traditional flat soled espadrille, albeit in a sassy zebra stripe

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Jimmy Choo gets in the game with a more formal, patent leather vamp on the traditional jute, wedge sole

ylpespadrillejcAnd Stewart Weitzman gives us a funky sandal with the very on-trend ankle strap

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My favorite, though, is the Lia espadrille, from Gucci

ylpespadrillegucciThe thin bronze straps make it feel like a slinky, summer sandal, but it is still anchored on the traditional wedge platform. I think I’ve found my shoe for the summer!

Ann

Images: Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, bottom three are from Nordstrom

 

 

 

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  1. Mary beth

    Lovely and so summer fun!

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