“Going Global” is a fashion trend this spring. I can’t think of an easier way to look a little “worldly” than with a pair of espadrilles. The canvas and rope flat made its fashion debut in the Pyrenees back in the 14th Century. Today, most shoe companies have an espadrilles-inspired design or two in their collection. Take, for instance, Beacon Women's Newport Slip-On above. Whether you prefer the original flats or the updated rope wedge or even a rope oxford, espadrilles are great casual footwear for summer shorts, skirts and capris. I like the way the canvas shoes lie flat when I stash them in my tote at the beach. This spring I'm seeing the shoes in a wide variety of colors, weaves and styles. Continue reading for a sample of what's online…
TRUE TO TRADITIONWhile there are many new espadrilles designs this spring, you can still find the original flats with the square toe in primary colors. For this post, however, I've chosen a few of the traditional flats in bold colors and patterns.
Soludos Boyas Two Tone Flat Espadrilles
Soludos Pico Flat Espadrilles
Franco Sarto Artist Collection Women's Whip Slip-On
And I love the versatility of olive...
Reef Women's Rainforest Slip-On
WEDGED WONDERSThis next shoe is the same as the espadrilles at the top of the post, but I had to share it in turquoise.
Beacon Women's Newport Slip-On (available in 4 other shades).
Ros Hommerson Women's Edith Sandal
ESPADRILLES REINVENTEDTalk about deviating from the original plan! I had to show you some of the ways shoe designers have re-imagined the shoe. How about these next ones in shimmery silver? They're also available in gold.
Franco Sarto Women's Wells Slip-On
DC Women's Villainess Jute Slip-On
This next style is my favorite 'espadrille reinvention.' They just look so sunny and laid back--perfect for summer weekends.
MIA Women's Avila Oxford
Ed Hardy Women's Drilles Oxford