Style 101: Espadrilles

Summer is officially upon us, and with the temperatures rising, you’ll want a shoe that will keep your feet cool while still looking cool.

Cue the espadrille, a typically canvas shoe with a sole made of braided fiber. But while many styles are made with a canvas vamp, some can even be done in a pretty crochet or lace, adding a chic bohemian touch to any outfit. They can even be found in everything from a flat, closed-toe shoe to a tall, open-toe wedge. And if a full braided sole isn’t for you, there are some styles available with a braided trim around the outsole and a full sole made of cork.

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Espadrilles can be paired with a variety of outfits and for many occasions: from a dress for an outdoor wedding to denim shorts and a tank, there is certainly an espadrille for every occasion.

If attending a wedding is on your agenda this summer, check out an espadrille wedge like the Katie Wedge Sandal by GC Shoes. Available in two neutral colors (gold metallic and nude) perfect for dresses of any color, these sandals feature dual laser cutout bands that will look like a dainty eyelet across the top of your foot. The best part ā€” they are available at DSW for only $39.95.

Having a casual flat shoe for the summer is a must, and the Crochet Espadrille Flats from Forever 21 will certainly be your utility piece for the season. Done in cream, blush and black, these dainty crocheted slip-ons can be paired with everything from casual sundresses and skirts to jeans or shorts and a T-shirt. With a price of $14.90 per pair, you can get a couple of colors to rotate through your wardrobe all summer long.

If sneakers are more your speed, there are even espadrille sneakers available from Soludos, a favorite brand among celebrities. The Canvas Platform Tennis Sneakers will give you the best of both worlds: a lace-up sneaker style with the easy, summer look of the plaited outsole. While this style costs $89, you will surely get your money’s worth as you wear these stylish sneakers all summer long.

With these great espadrille styles to choose from ā€” and many more in stores and on the web ā€” you’re feet will be comfortable and fashionable all summer long.

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