Espadrilles can be notoriously difficult to dress up in a fashionable way. This is because they have a stereotype associated with them; namely that they are the reserve of the 'sandal and sock' brigade - the people who wear their white thick socks at ankle height, with their thick strapped sandals. Well, this stereotype does the humble espadrille a huge disservice. They are fantastically versatile, and can look amazing when teamed with the right outfit. All you need to do, as someone who loves fashion, is find out how to wear the espadrilles properly. Well, we have done the hard work for you, so that you too can look great in your summer shoes. Give this trend a chance because they can look fantastic.
Espadrilles can look stylish, sophisticated and casual. They make a great alternative to flip flops, which, to be honest, can never be stylish. If you want a simple, slip-on summer shoes, then espadrilles are the right choice for you. There are different styles of espadrille on the market, so you can mix and match them with your own personal style.
Canvas and Cord
The classic style for an espadrille is canvas upper with a cord, or weaved, sole. They are not very sturdy as a shoe, because they are so lightweight. This makes them ideal for beach walks or country walks, and because the sole is heavy duty, for stomping the pavement, too. However, they are not suitable for situations that are too energetic, like riding a bike.
The canvas allows the manufacturers and designers of the espadrilles to make a huge range of different styles. Canvas can be made in a range of styles and patterns, and so there are literally hundreds of different styles from which you can choose.
The choice of patterns makes the espadrille ideal for summer. There are many styles on offer - from bright and summery yellows, to geo-metric designs and maritime themes (think Breton sailor). The exact choice you make will be down to personal preference, but do choose something a little funky.
What to Wear
Espadrilles are a casual style of footwear, and so you need to dress casually. You can be relaxed, and nothing looks better with a pair of espadrilles than a nice fitted pair of jeans, or denim shorts, and a graphic t-shirt in white. This really is the best look, and fantastically easy. The great thing about this simple style is that it suits a wide range of situations, including days in the pub and wanders on the beach.