Originally they came from the Pyrenees mountains, made from humble materials (a canvas upper and hemp sole), the espadrille has been a staple of summer wardrobes for decades. In one of those interesting twists of fashion irony, what was once a simple peasant shoe has evolved into high style (as you’ll see below). For so many of us, a pair of espadrilles signals a changing of the guard. Out with layers and heavy boots, on with light, comfortable footwear. These days, there are so many styles of espadrilles you’ll have your hands full picking just one pair. And perhaps you won’t have to, available in a variety of price points, you might go for a high wedge for outdoor margaritas and a flat pair of lace-ups for farmer’s marketing.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.