Espadrilles are the most versatile summer shoe, with options available in every height, for every type of event. Scroll through to shop the coolest pairs in stores right now…
The classic espadrille has long been our go-to summer shoe. Comfortable and versatile, they never go out of style and this season there are more styles to choose than ever before.
For Spring/Summer 2016, designers and high street stores have updated the seasonal staple with stripes, lace, studs and florals. There?s bright pink, classic black and even on some on-point metallics. Put simply, the choice is endless.
So to make your holiday packing a little easier, we?ve checked out all the new season styles and rounded up the 30 best pairs which will suit any kind of occasion and budget.
This seasons sporty, lace-up shoe-styles coming from the likes of Whistles and Alexander Wang are ideal for the weekend while luxed-up pairs by Saint Laurent, Valentino and ASOS are the ones to slip on for long summer evenings.
One of the most versatile pairs of the season comes in denim courtesy of Stella McCartney. When not wearing them with floaty dresses on the beach, we?ll be taking our cue from the stylish off-duty models and work them into our weekend wardrobe with skinny jeans and linen shirts.
While Zara and Dolce & Gabbana have caught our eye with their on-trend styles, it?s the espadrille brand Soludos which has topped our new season wish list. Affordable and versatile, the summer-appropriate prints and embroidery are just what our warm weather wardrobes are calling out for.
They?re the kind of shoes you?ll take great joy in wearing ?which is exactly the beauty of a great pair of espadrilles. A true chameleon in the world of footwear, they can be flat or wedged, coloured or plain, ribboned or buckled, and we love them all the more for the versatility.
They’re easy to wear all day long, are the epitome of casual summer dressing and should always have a home in your holiday wardrobe.
If you are yet to find your perfect summer pair, or simply looking to invest in another pair (and who could blame you?), then click through to shop our edit of SS16?s most covetable espadrilles?
The sporty shoe-espadrille hybrid is our favourite new season update on the classic. Show off the on-trend hue to the max with a pair of white culottes.
Snap up a piece of Isabel Marant’s signature summer-ready bohemia with this (surprisingly) purse-friendly pair.
A little bit nautical, a hell of a lot chic. This fail-safe, wear-forever pair are a no brainer – and under £20.
For when you want to splurge, we say go for these embellished beauties. Not just for the beach, they’ll look great with cropped denim and a striped shirt.
Just. So. Cool. And under £40. There’s nothing not to love about this go-with-anything, designer-looking pair.
The fashion editor favourite, these will take you from beach to bar and back again.
Feminine yet edgy, this is the way to go if you want to seriously amp up your new season wardrobe. Just add stonewash denim for instant weekend cool.
Valentino’s iconic Rockstud collection just got a whole lot more covetable. This blush suede pair with fringing almost look too pretty to wear.
This season’s trainer-style espadrilles are at the top of our wish list. Team with midi skirts for a cool smart-meets-casual vibe.
For a go-with-anything pair with a high street price tag, look no further than this timelessly chic pair from River Island.
Want to be the envy of all your friends? This striking Saint Laurent pair is the way to go. The floral print and luxe ribbons will make them a favourite for seasons to come.
Take your cue from the SS16 catwalks and introduce a splash of metallics into your everyday attire.
For a more sleek, polished take on the trend, this Proenza Schouler pair is the way to go. Team with a monochrome palette for a city-ready look.
Our high street favourite impresses us again.
Who can resist the charms of a pineapple print? Classic and comfy with a summer-appropriate splash of kitsch, there’s many reasons why this purse-friendly pair are at the very top of our new season shopping list.
Wear with everything from denim cut-offs to bohemian beach dresses.
If there’s one thing we love more than a pair of espadrilles, it’s denim. Which makes this covetable Karl Lagerfeld pair our top-pick.
Some daytime shine and sparkle is always welcome in our sumer wardrobe. Whether you wear these to the beach or to lunch with the girls, these will be a fail-safe staple year after year.
If you can?t quite afford the Chanel price tag for their iconic monochrome pair then this is the way to go?
The versatility and timeless quality of a pair of black espadrilles mean they’re totally worth splashing out on. This elegant pair is ideal for smart and city looks.
With a platform sole and cut-out detailing, this is one of the coolest new season takes on the style classic.
Ankle-tie espadrilles make the perfect accompaniment to printed summer dresses. Just add a statement clutch for winning occasionwear style.
Wish you could wear your trainers on holiday? Now you can thanks to these achingly cool espadrilles.
Embrace this season’s eccentric mood by investing in these fabulous platform espadrilles. Whether you wear them with a flirty mini skirt or a shirt dress at the weekend, they’ll instantly transform your look.
Striped espadrilles are a style classic that you’ll rely on season after season, making this Dolce & Gabbana pair worth every penny.
All the cutting-edge style of an espadrille with the functional addition of a durable white rubber sole make this pair one of the most investment-worthy of the season.
This contemporary denim pair will take you from the beach, to the bar and to the weekend city break. We love.
If you’re spending the majority of your summer at work or in the office, this Alexander Wang pair is for you.
Add edge to everything from denim cut-offs to floral dresses in this cool – and cheap – studded pair.
Luxe, versatile and under £40 – these espadrilles are one of this season’s smartest buys.