Thursday, April 21, 2011

Trend-Spotting: The Flat Espadrille

The good news? I’ve found the shoe I absolutely have to have in my closet this season. The bad news? I want about 25 different pairs. So what is this mythical shoe, you may ask? It’s none other than the flat espadrille.

This shoe combines the best of all worlds -- a chic flat, summer-appropriate raffia or jute, cool patterns and vibrant colors -- and voila! Such an amazing shoe for summer that looks good with everything from maxi dresses and miniskirts to leggings and capris. (Just check out the great option from Diane von Furstenberg, above, for proof.)

Check out some of the styles I’ll be adding to my wardrobe after the jump.

3.1 Phillip Lim Espie Espadrille Flat ($275 at The luxuriousness of leather paired with the casualness of jute? Perfection.

Diane von Furstenberg Cadence Espadrille Flat ($98 at What a fun graphic print -- so perfect against summer whites.

Rebels Rascal Espadrille Flat ($34.50 at Because there's just nothing more glamorous than gleaming silver.

Kate Spade Lido Espadrille Flat ($98 at There's just no better way to wear a power color.

Lanvin Satin Espadrille Flat ($435 at
With this hand-stitched pair by my side, I'm so ready to be a prima ballerina.

Tory Burch Striped Lace-Up Espadrille ($135 at I have a thing for stripes! The olive green of this pair evokes such military-inspired cool.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool takes on the classic espadrille, especially the Phillip Lim. Modern, simple, and sophisticated, but still casual. Love it!