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6 Cute Espadrilles For Summer

May 21, 2011

Originating from 14th century Catalan, Spain, espadrilles were at one time deemed “peasant shoes” for their simple, inexpensive construction. Traditional styles feature a canvas upper portion and rope sole. In modern times, espadrilles have become a fashionable, trendy shoe-choice and an eternal summer favorite. Lightweight, comfortable and easy-to-wear, every girl needs a good pair in her wardrobe. Lucky for you, I’ve scoured the shops and found the hottest espadrilles available this season. Keep reading to find out what they are and where to find them!

Tory Burch does it right this season with a bold-hued, graphic print espadrille wedge… lovely!!

Tory Burch Crisscross Platform Espadrilles, $175 at Saks Fifth Avenue


I love these Kate Spade red and white striped espadrilles as a summery alternative to your usual flats. Super comfortable and super chic! Made in Spain.

Kate Spade Lido Striped Slip-on Espadrille, $98 at Neiman Marcus


Topshop brings us British-chic with pink and yellow colorblock 3.5″ espadrille wedges.

Winston Color Block Sandal, $100 at Topshop


For haute-espadrille chic, turn to Missoni (of course).  Pink, orange, turquoise and black signature zig-zag Missoni stripes wrap around your ankles in a sexy criss-cross design. Leather soles and lining complete the luxurious look and feel of these gorgeous wedges.

Missoni Zigazag Espadrille Sandals with Ankle Wrap, $350 at ShopBop


I love these wedges from Pura Lopez. Available exclusively at Intermix, the sandals feature a sexy muted gold metallic leather t-strap with natural straw platforms. I love the contrast!

Pura Lopez Metallic Leather Platform Espadrilles, on sale for $269 at Intermix


For the girls who love their Jimmy Choos, these ultra-glam Phyllis wedges from cult-fave Jimmy Choo feature blush pink shiny, patent leather criss-cross straps.

Jimmy Choo Phyllis Patent Leather Wedge Espadrille Slides, $375 at Saks Fifth Avenue

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