It’s officially summer, with totes at the ready, sunglasses adorned travellers are ready to hit the beach or stroll the streets until they find the cozy cafe dressed suitably with the best of espadrilles and sandals of the season. Espadrilles are one of our favourite among the footwear to dress up the feet up to the ankle or shin with bohemian style. This season Espadrilles have taken the sandals by storm and we have sifted through many to curate a list of our favourites.
Inspired by the Aztec world Aquazzura has intricate embroidery from Latin American culture and navy suede to pair with tassel ankle ties. The Palm Springs collection is aptly titled after the exotic locales that influenced the motif on these espadrilles. Whether you are in Alca Pulco, Cabo, Havana or Buenos Aires this collection suits the vibrancy of the destination. Then there is Castaner’s Cala collection of espas with a very minimalistic yet boho-chic look. Spanish craftsmanship on the collection is quite delicate with woven jute wedge, fringe work, and ankle ties that you can flaunt on the beach, street or poolside. We are also fond of the Sophia Webster’s Carla collection with its soft tones perfect for that summer brunch dress or toning down the rugged jeans to a lady-like look. The pastel hues on rose gold wedge are ideal for the lunch meets at Central Park with your girlfriends or the first date by a lake or river. You can easily pair them with a casual evening dress too. The Sophia Webster collection is exclusive at NET-A-PORTER. Gucci’s espadrilles have contrasting shades of metallic blue in leather on braided wedge with shimmering gold finish and bronze satin ribbon to tie around the ankles. The Ancient Greek sandals take you back literally to the ancient times with strings intertwined through the leather embellished with coloured beads and ties around the ankle. The white ones are particular favourite reminding us of a dreamy cruise in the Aegean Sea. Mabu by Maria has an African vibe to their sandals with a tribal motif on leather and tassel embellishments.