Espadrille Season

Espadrille Season Maison de l'espadrille (4 of 4) Maison de l'espadrille (2 of 4)

For the past few years, Espadrilles have been deemed the hot new shoe trend come spring and summer. Every major fashion designer seems to have a version of the classic shoe now, with fast fashion companies following with their slapdash offerings.

When I wear my striped Espadrilles, older women tell me I remind them of their youth. Younger women demand to know where they can buy their own pair. I respond, in my most unsmug manner possible (an impossibility), that I’d bought them from a little shop in the South of France. They were handmade in France and the label is a family-run company.

I got my pair last year, and I remember wearing them almost every day. The wedge is not too high so I can walk around in them for hours. They’re slip on, so I don’t even have to tie them—perfect for the lazy girl about town. They’re versatile, so great with jeans, dresses and shorts.

Spring is here again, so I plan to live in them in the coming months. For the amount of wear they’ve seen, the stitching has not budged. Only one of the rubber soles have a small nick in the heel. I hope they continue to stay intact for years to come because Espadrilles will never go out of style.

ESPADRILLES — MAISON DE L’ESPADRILLES (see it with other outfits). Similar style from Saint James here.

CROPPED BOOTCUT JEANS — 3×1 (see it with other outfits)

Photos by Anne Tran

Will you be wearing Espadrilles this spring and summer? Let me know in the comments below.

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