Spring rituals must by all means include at least one new pair of espadrilles. Because these shoes simply love good weather, sun, long strolls and journeys. Insanely comfortable, they come in such an immense variety that we can keep filling up our collection forever. Flat, on platforms, with laces, tassels, embroidery, orabsolutely basic designs. Think of a piece from your wardrobe and guess what – chances that it will match your espadrilles are quite high. From denim jumpsuits, which remain extremely popular this season as well, to floaty ankle skirts and flower-pattern maxi dresses, to all the denim you could possibly think of, blazers, knitwear, white T-shirts – you have one golden pair on your side.
If there is one accessory that perfectly matches espadrilles, then these are straw hats and bags. They have also made it into our list with the absolute best hits for the warm months. A big bag decorated with pompoms, a neat, small, round bag, or a basket with colourful handles – you can’t be mistaken whatever you choose. Hats vary according to the breadth of the brim and the colour – their good style, however, remains a constant.
The fabrics that espadrilles highlight the most are airy chiffon and silk, soft organic cotton, ever-present classic linen, fine knitwear and eternal denim. A selection of them in one outfit or a totally uniform look. Lace also counts here.
Prints are welcome accompanied by the coolest summer pairs. Stripes are espadrilles’ best friends. Flowers, stars and all possible sorts of trinkets on clothes are also hot options.
Some of the most popular designs recently include those with laces wound around the ankle and tied in a naughty ribbon. Funny embroidery like cacti, palms, flamingoes and French bulldogs are perfectly acceptable. The natural materials that have been used to make those absolutely favourite shoes of ours are a huge advantage to the comfort of your feet. You choose the upper part with your heart, be it genuine suede and leather, or natural textiles. It is a matter of taste and personal sense of comfort.
Platform espadrilles elongate your silhouette and help for a slightly more elegant look. Do not hesitate to combine them withhug-me dresses, cropped, capri and ankle trousers, or pleated knee skirts.
Bloggers and stars love them for a reason. They are so comfortable that we would dedicate a whole ode in their honour. But for the time being, we are just going to devote our spring and summer to them.
You, too, should take them to the end of the world, wander through jungles or explore the city labyrinths of an unfamiliar capital with them. Show them at least one hot summer festival and let them dance till dawn. Meet the sunrise over the sea or gaze at the copper sunset together. Jump into adventures with them. Hitch-hike with them. Take them here and there. Ride on a big wheel together. Espadrilles love life and maybe this is why they are so light and always ready for new challenges!
Text: Alexandra Tosheva
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