French Touch: Les espadrilles for Spring/Summer 2014

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Let’s talk about Espadrilles, they are the it-shoes of the summer! Did you know that they were born in France in the Basque Country? The espadrilles are a classic with an heritage of 4,000 years. Every time I hear espadrilles, it just reminds me the South of France, since the sun is always shinning. People were it all the time for it’s comfort.

The classic espadrilles have cotton fabric or canvas upper and a flexible sole made of rope. The rope is the signature characteristic of the espadrilles. They travelled around the world and they have evolved throughout the years. Their styles vary from flat to wedges. Its rustic look turned into a fashion accessory that people rock  from downtown to the country side, or the backyard to the beach…


Designer reinvented it with high heels, using different textures and structures. I absolutely love these Balanciaga espadrilles for a comfy and classy look. You can pair it with a Saint Laurent leather short and an Oscar de la Renta blouse.

Here are a few espadrilles that I selected:

Joie Palo Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandals • Joie
Valentino Ethno Bondage Leather Espadrille Flats • Valentino
Balenciaga Glove Curve Espadrille Sandal • Balenciaga
Valentino Crisscross Espadrille Wedge Sandal, Tan • Valentino
Christian Louboutin Cataclou Red-Sole Espadrille Sandal, Beige • Christian Louboutin
Valentino Rockstud Leather Espadrille Flat, Black • Valentino

Do you own any pair of espadrilles? How do you style them?

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  1. OMG those espadrille wedge sandals are fabulous! I want one pair this year – definitely. What color do you like most (nude or this brown/tan color … or black)? I can’t decide … 😉
    Rathana xx

    • I know right! I think the tan ones will add color in your spring wardrobe and it will look great on you! They are so comfy and light weight shoes. How would you style them?

  2. Yeah, I tend to those, too. 🙂 Thanks for your advice, hehe. I’d probably style them with a gorgeous white summer dress or some nice denim shorts for the summer! Can’t wait till it’s warm enough for looks like that.

    • I absolutely see these with denim jeans or short, maxi dress or a flirty skirt! I know the sun is hiding somewhere I can’t wait for it to come and warm us up! Anyway, if you do buy them let me know I want to see it. Snap a pic 🙂

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