The return of the Espadrille

The espadrille, in any of its’ many forms, was all the rage in 2003 and 2004. Wedge and flat espadrille’s were on the fashionable feet of women everywhere from Capitola Beach to the Manhattan streets. Espadrille sandals were glammed up by designers such as Christian Louboutin as well as in their raw form for $5 at a five and dime beach store. No matter what price range or style, the espadrille was the “IT” shoe of the summer; for two summers that is 

Summer 2011 is bringing the return of the espadrille to city streets and fabulous feet everywhere. Although not large enough to garner interest on the spring 2011 runways, designers have chosen to create the espadrille in all forms for summer 2011 whether in a city street wedge or beach-ready flat. The wedge and platform styles are working perfectly with the season’s 1970’s vintage trend.

Espadrille shoes and sandals are being paired with wide leg trouser jeans as well as summer dresses for 2011. The style is perfect for warm summer days since; in general, designers have chosen to use natural fabrics for the shoes which have a naturally cool feel on warm summer days.

Since bright colors and floral patterns are dominating the dresses for summer 2011, it is best to look for a more versatile and neutral espadrille. Colors such as black, white, beige and shades of brown will offer the most versatility this season. Designer shoe brands such as Jimmy Choo, Philip Lim and Mui Mui are offering several espadrille style for spring and summer 2011. Nine West is also offering several fabulous styles which are also easy on the wallet; fabulous!

When looking for the perfect espadrille for summer, look for a pair that are easy to slip on and off while at the beach. It is also important to make sure you can walk for miles in the shoes. You never know when you may walk to the beach from the city streets. Happy shopping and stay fabulous