Nothing screams summer like a pair of espadrilles. The espadrille has been around for centuries maybe even thousands of years. This light sandal, made with jute rope or braided hemp and with linen fabric, comes from Spain. Its name is derived from “esparto” which is a kind of plant that was originally burned then braided to make the soles. The 1960’s saw the flat espadrille reach the modern era when Yves St-Laurent ordered them heeled for his Parisian collection. They are more popular than ever, and you can find them everywhere. Here are some favorites.
From top to bottom: J. Crew, Enzo, Anthropologie, Chanel, Toms