Keep it casual with a pair of women's espadrilles
There's nothing like a pair of espadrilles to relax and enjoy the summer! These ultra casual shoes are available in many different styles. The unifying factor is always the sole, made from rope that is tightly wound together. The result is a cool, relaxed style that's great for the beach or the city when the weather's hot. The upper is usually made from canvas and comes in all kinds of colours to suit your outfits. You'll find wedge heels, platforms and flats - but whatever style you choose, one thing's for sure. A woman in espadrilles is a woman who is cool, relaxed and ready to enjoy the summer in style and comfort!
How espadrilles became fashion-forward
Although today it's common to see a woman in espadrilles as a style Maven, this wasn't always the case. In fact, these shoes have remarkably humble origins. They started out as peasant footwear, worn for centuries by the farmers and field workers of Catalonia. Today, many of the most stylish brands are still made in the region, but the shoe's popularity has spread across the world. After being worn by some global fashion icons in the twentieth century, these fun, unusual sandals have firmly established themselves as a style to be reckoned with. They're not a passing trend, either; for decades now, espadrilles have been popular. As the uppers come in every colour you can think of, these shoes can always be updated for the latest summer season.
Styling your espadrilles for summer fashion
Choose your favourite style of espadrille: Wedges, platforms, or the classic, traditional flats. Then pair them with your summer clothes. These shoes are deeply casual, so don't make the mistake of trying to dress them up - they are definitely not for the office! If you want your shoes to make a statement, ensure they can be seen. You might have to roll up your jeans to capri-length or wear them with shorts or a skirt to keep them on display. They also look great with long, floaty maxi dresses for a more romantic style. Think about the colour of the uppers, too. Navy and white are extremely common and can give you a nautical look. Embrace this by using the same colours in your outfit, and for the ultimate sailor style, finish it all off with some gold jewellery.