Espadrilles Are the Fun Shoe for Spring

Whether you slide into a smoking slipper or rise above the street in a platform, the jute-soled espadrille  remains a favorite herald of warm weather just as much as the first robin or the last snow storm. Go trendy and wear them with socks. Go traditional and keep your toes bare. We’ve paired six styles with partners to let you make the most of the season’s fun shoe.

Leather Lace-Up Espadrilles

A mini wedge lifts your height by 1. 5 inches while you enjoy the comfort and stability of this flat, round-toe, jute-soled shoe.  We love it in ecru, but it comes in black as well. The detachable straps fasten at the ankle at the front and lace around the ankle. Zara suggests you buy one size smaller than your customary size.

Zara Leather Lace-Up Espadrilles, $49.90, Zara

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Embroidered Tote

This multicolor tote bag is crafted of jute and complements your espadrilles. Embroidery accents the bag, which is detailed with a tassel pendant. A drawstring closure protects the stuff you stow in the Inner cotton bag. The straps are a sturdy cowhide leather.

Zara Embroidered Tote with Tab, $69.90, Zara

Embroidered Espadrille

Tommy Hilfiger showcased this limited-edition pair from the Hilfiger Collection on his runway. This adorable snow white cotton twill shoe boasts traditional raffia detailing that reinforces the toe. Green and white stripes and multi-color custom patches lend interest to the espadrille.

Tommy Hilfiger Embroidered Espadrille, $130, tommy

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Ballerina Top

A top that is flattering, feminine and styled for the principals in any company. The fit is classic and the viscose material is machine washable.

Tommy Hilfiger Ballerina Top, $39.50, tommy

Smoking Slipper

Soludos updates the favorite smoking slipper with a playful knot. This platform shoe is available in dark denim and a striped black-and-natural combo striped print.

Soludos Striped Knotted Platform Smoking Slipper, $75, soludos

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Bucket Bag

Each of these woven bags is handmade, so you know the chevron pattern on your medium bag is unique. Features include tassel fringe and a drawstring top closure.

Guanabana Black White Medium Bucket Bag, $104, soludos

Hastings Espadrilles

The MICHAEL Michael Kors Collection puts a smart city stamp on the espadrille by crafting the shoe in silver-tone leather. Traditional elements include a round toe, flat rubber sole, lace-up ankle tie and a raffia outsole.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hastings Espadrilles, $129, farfetch

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Skinny Fit Jeans

Skinny fit jeans in a midnight blue cotton blend continue the uptown MICHAEL Michael Kors Collection vibe.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Skinny Fit Jeans, $178, farfetch

Verona Slip-On Espadrille

This is the favorite Sam Edelman espadrille. Could it be the cute blue, pink and maroon stars etched across the fun canvas fabric? This shoe is so easy that it goes with everything you’ll wear this Spring.

Sam Edelman Verona Slip-On Espadrille, $45, samedelman

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Culottes

High-rise culottes are detailed with side pockets, pleats and a bow belt. Choose from black, navy blue or black and white stripes.

Zara Culottes, $35.90, zara

Platform Gladiator Sandal

Lace the suede ties up the leg for a dramatic gladiator effect or wrap them around the ankle for simple impact. No matter which style you choose, the buttery leather guarantees comfortable wearing when you don this tan platform shoe.

Soludos Leather Platform Gladiator Sandal, $89, soludos

 

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