First of all, “what is an espadrille?” you might ask? Traditionally worn by French and Spanish dock workers, they are a type of sandal with an upper-structure made from canvas material and a sole traditionally made from esparto rope.
Now predominantly worn as beach shoes, they’re the perfect casual addition to your SS18 suitcase.
But what to wear with the latest additions to your summer footwear? Read on below for our list of fashion suggestions and essentials to bring out the best in your espadrilles.
At the Airport
Choosing comfort when you’re flying doesn’t mean that you have to forget about style. Flatform espadrilles are ideal for providing additional support at the the airport, but they’ll also ensure that you still look great while on the go.
Our Becker White Leather Flatform Espadrilles (also available in suede camo) from Kennel & Schmenger look fantastic when teamed with a pair of skinny jeans; a plain tee, your favourite pair of sunglasses and a stylish, oversized bag for those airport essentials.
Out and About
It’s important that you’re at ease when out and about, especially in hotter climates.
Espadrille pumps are perfect for mixing and matching and really making a simple, comfortable outfit pop.
We recommend the Clarissa Black Suede Pumps by Ugg (also available in a variation of colours) worn with a maxi dress or skirt with tee shirt and summer jacket combo – and don’t forget that all important shoulder bag for your sun cream storage too!
Sightseeing in Style
If you plan on squeezing in a lot of sightseeing, it’s key that you can clock up the miles in comfort while still looking amazing!
The Shirlington White Leather Lace Up Flatform Espadrilles give you the extra support for all those steps, while still keeping your feet looking and feeling cool. Pair them up with some nautical stripes and denim shorts, plus a cute tote bag for your camera and other sightseeing essentials.
Basking on the Beach
You’re going to want something that’s simple enough to slip in and out of by the sea, yet stylish enough to bring out the best in your brand new swimsuit.
When it comes to dressing for date night or relaxing in a restaurant with friends, you may want something a little more formal yet just as freeing.
A pair of wedge espadrilles are all you need to keep cool yet complete a classy look. The Black Suede Concealed Wedge Espadrilles from HÖGL are made to be matched with a summery halter strap dress and a complimentary clutch bag.