For quite a long time, espadrilles are the quintessential summer shoes. It’s trademark casualness and comfortability is ultimately what makes this footwear absolutely fitting for summer. And there are so many kinds of espadrille shoes to choose from–loafers, flats, flat sandals, platform sandals, wedged.
So it’s terribly wrong to think automatically that espadrilles are merely for dressed-down looks. This footwear could definitely compete with the fancier shoes such as stilettos and suede boots. Besides, there are as much outfits to wear as the kinds of espadrille shoes available, too. So here are 10 ways to wear your espadrilles this summer.
Matching top and flat espadrilles
Have your top match with your flat espadrilles in a bright and pleasant summer color such as sky blue. This particular outfit is so comfortable to wear especially with the loose pants. The pants’s black-and-white print is also a tad bit dressy enough to make this typical home clothes outfit less obvious and more wearable outdoors.
Your ideal business casual outfit
You might be invited to a work-related lunch in your office. This summer, you’d want to look fresh and at the same time serious and focused. My advice? Grab a crisp collared shirt half-tucked into your clean white pants and slip on a pair of espadrilles shoes.
Everyday Espadrilles – Feminine
For an everyday outfit with an ounce of femininity, slip on your favorite t-shirt and pair it with a lace skirt. Wear an espadrilles sandals in a neutral color to help harmonize the dressy skirt and the all-too-casual shirt.
Everyday Espadrilles – Androgynous
If you are more in the mood for something less feminine and probably something androgynous, you can raid your boyfriend’s wardrobe for a suit jacket and a ripped jeans. Don a white shirt underneath the jacket, cuff the hemline of the pants and slip on a neutral colored espadrille platform. You want to find the balance between feminine and masculine with your espadrilles.
Espadrilles are one of the ideal beach footwear and is a more stylish alternative than your average flipflops. A shirt dress can be a great cover up for when you want to stroll into the towns.
This is a dressier outfit that is great for a night out with friends or with your beau. A burgundy blazer is a nice combination to a black romper and will keep you warm against the cold night. The espadrille wedged heels tones down the outfit for it to be more casual. Add to that, the summer feel of the shoes.
Night Look in socks
You may also wear a pair of black socks to warm your feet. It also gives a chic and preppy feel to the outfit that you might want. And you have two choices with the socks: either you wear one in the same color or in a contrasting color as your sandals
Off shoulder tops are getting really popular this season and they look stunningly wonderful when paired with espadrilles. For the bottom half of your outfit, opt for a slouchy pair of mom or boyfriend jeans to complete the bohemian look. The espadrilles sneakers is absolutely chic and makes a statement, too.
Casual and Comfy
I really love the idea of having your top half formal and your bottom half completely informal or the other way around. And you can achieve this with espadrille sandals and frayed denim shorts. For the upper part of your outfit go for something structured and tailored like this tweed blazer and loose tucked-in shirt.
Try on a cute summer dress in a fun and classy print and pair a cute strappy espadrille sandals. An aviator sunglasses and fedora hat adds up to the classy female vibe of the outfit.