Espadrilles and summer kind of go hand in hand. The warm weather staple has a long sartorial history — we’re talking thousands of years. Since their debut, the rope-bottomed steppers have been reimagined and redesigned dozens of times to become what they are today: a stylish, laid-back alternative to the sandal. From slide-ons to wedges and everything in between, it’s almost impossible to walk out the door without coming across a pair of espadrilles. They’re not just for off-duty occasions; they’ve got mad work week and night-out potential. Check out these three looks for proof.
Espadrilles are great for the hitting the boardwalk, but we think they have a place in the office too. Pair them up with polished pieces that play into their casual vibe, like a chambray blazer and playful graphic shirt dress. Get funky with accessories to tie the look together, like colorful tassel earrings and an eye-catching tote.
Saludos Tulip Lace Espadrilles ($65) + Ted Baker Patent Crosshatch Large Shopper ($306), Anthropologie Standing Stone Ring ($88), Too Faced Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy ($21), Jenny Jenny Turquoise Tassel Earring ($63), River Island Blue Geometric Print Sleeveless Shirt Dress ($90), & Other Stories Metal Frame Aviator Sunglasses ($39), Zara Linen Blazer ($100)
A beach front fete or a rockin’ rooftop party are grounds for a fun, flirtatious getup. A Bardot silhouette and lace-up espadrilles are just the thing, with a bright coral lip and punchy pink nails sealing the sartorial deal. For a modern edge, sleek accessories are a must, like a structured metallic collar necklace and an envelope clutch.
Saludos Tulip Lace Espadrilles ($65) + Topshop Floral Print Bardot Dress ($105), Need Supply Co Kate Collar ($38), Mango Jacket Elba ($100), AANDD Folio 20 Banana ($250), Jouer SPF 15 Lip Sheer in St Barths ($24), Tenoverten O23 Spring Pink Salmon Nail Polish ($18)
Whether you’re picnicking in a park or hitting up your favorite flea market, off-duty outings are really where these casual kicks shine. Indulge their natural, earthy side with summer straw essentials, like a fedora and crossbody bag. Boldly striped bottoms will make the look feel both trendy and timeless, while a chambray topper ties it all together.
Saludos Tulip Lace Espadrilles ($65) + Nancy Nelson Jewelry Patina Birch Brass Cuff ($118), Bing Bang Balancing Baguette Ring ($70), & Other Stories Straw Fedora Hat ($25), Sweetgrass Crossbody Bag ($98), SUPER Lucia Summer Safari Puma Sunglasses ($209), Mango Flowy Striped Short ($60), Rivet & Thread Chambray Peplum Tank ($98)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!