Nothing marks the impending start of Summer like slipping into a pair of pretty espadrilles. Whether you're on the hunt for a dressier pair — like this statement striped stunner from Christian Louboutin — or looking for something more laid-back, the latest batch of online arrivals are sure to please. With a check-off list of the hottest colors and styles in mind, we found 21 gorgeous options for you to shop now. See everything from Marc by Marc Jacobs's adorable mouse espadrille flats to Pierre Hardy's power-packed prints in the slideshow.
Nothing marks the start of Spring like a pair of espadrilles, more specifically, Castañer's espadrilles. Highlighting an elegant, simple silhouette and top-notch workmanship, these espadrilles were made to complement all of our Spring outfits season after season. Quick history lesson: the brand's story started in the '60s, when designer Isabel Castañer met with the late Yves Saint Laurent, who commissioned the first pair of wedges. Needless to say, Castañer's espadrilles have since become a classic Spring staple with a fashion crowd that ranges from Grace Kelly to Scarlett Johansson. Now, you can join the ranks of chic with this special capsule collection on Gilt.com featuring 20 exclusive styles. From wedge wrap sandals to sweet slingbacks, see our favorites right here.
Rachel McAdams was spotted wearing a classic navy-and-red dress striped while strolling the streets of Beverly Hills, but it was her luxe accessories that really kicked up her outfit a few notches. The actress carried this Jimmy Choo Rhea bag ($1,195) on her arm and wore these Stuart Weitzman espadrilles ($244, originally $365) to fancy her feet. Aviator sunglasses shielded her eyes from the sunny day. Score Rachel's exact bag and shoes now to elevate your closet classics, too.
As the weather heats up, celebs embrace sunny staples including flirty skirts, cutoff shorts, and resort-like espadrilles. Busy Philipps styled her two-tone Lanvin espadrilles with a bold tropical dress in Beverly Hills, Alexa Chung wore her classic espadrilles with a not-so-classic denim overall dress, and Krysten Ritter chose a pair by Aldo to complement her floral Dolce & Gabbana dress in Las Vegas. Espadrilles work well with everything from dresses and skirts to jeans and shorts, so see which other trendsetters have been rocking the Summer trend, then shop a few pairs for yourself.
Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 actress Krysten Ritter has a knack for styling flirty ensembles that have us totally smitten, and that's why we love the most recent look — a blue cutout Lyn Devon dress with lace-up Aldo espadrilles — she donned at a boutique benefit in Santa Monica. The length of Krysten's frock is perfect for any age, but what really makes it pop are the side cutouts and bold blue hue. Her neutral espadrilles, gray leather Sud De Sur clutch, and circle drop earrings by Elizabeth Wells complemented her retro style flawlessly. Work a sassy cutout dress with Krysten's exact shoes for a bridal shower, or test-drive a black cutout number with caged sandals for a sexy-yet-sophisticated date-night look.
Espadrilles can basically be considered a warm-weather must have — they have a laid-back, easy appeal that gives any look a beachy-cool vibe, whether you live in Miami or Minneapolis. This season, we're seeing the plaited rope soles showing up on everything from flat sandals to sky-high heels, and we're more than happy to incorporate them into our sunny-day wardrobe. If you're feeling the same espadrille itch, just click through to shop 15 of our favorite pairs now.
There's nothing that pairs more perfectly with Summer than a pair of espadrilles. June through August, this is the style that will take you straight from the beach out to dinner anywhere from Spain to Nantucket. We suggest you dress it up with a femme maxi dress or pared down with a pair of colored cutoffs à la Isabel Marant. As for the best pairs on the market, we've got you covered with 10 perfect styles — just click through to shop our editor's picks.
We're loving the easy, it's-always-Summer-somewhere vibe of espadrille brand Soludos. Soludos took one style, the flat espadrille, made some improvements (like a rubber base on the jute sole in the unlikely case it rains on your beach day), produced them in tons of bold colors and patterns, and sells them at a price that makes it not unreasonable to buy three pairs. The best part? Soludos just partnered with Opening Ceremony, a sign of its fashion street cred, on a series of espadrilles in bold prints. The best best part? They're $35 — shop them now.
Inspired by Lartigue's 1920s work, we're embracing the clean, sportif style — bold women in wide-leg pants and tanks, crisp one-piece swimsuits — that filled his photographs. It's like minimalism interpreted for the beach. How do you wear it this season? By finding clean silhouettes, natural textures, and minimal sailor details that relay beachy ease in the crispest way. Click our slideshow to shop these simple, impactful basics that you'll wear all Spring and Summer long.
The summery look of an espadrille is enough to make us think Summer is here even when it's so not . . . yet. This season there is an espadrille for everyone, from gorgeous prints to sleek metallics, from the highest wedge to a super sexy heel. Click through to shop our editors' picks for the 20 best espadrilles.