Bring on sunshine! With less than eight weeks to go until the Summer (according to the calendar at least), my mind has started to turn towards warmer days, and what to wear when these eventually arrive (or, to describe it more accurately, when I travel towards them, seeing as the London weather has decided to anticipate the Brexit and form a special, very close alliance with Greenland, it seems).
I am totally obsessed with espadrilles, in fact I think this season I've ordered a good four pairs, maybe five even, from crochet-lace ones to suede beauties, and of course I'm lusting after a couple more... totally ignoring the fact I may not have more than 10 days in total to wear raffia-soled shoes this year.
If you're lucky, then you don't need to consider the fragility of raffia soles, as you would be living in a drier climate, but if, like me, you live in a country loved by rain, then be careful, as espadrilles soles then get soggy, the rope material expanding and becoming quite hazardous as you thread your way through the streets. Consider yourself warned...
In dry weather though, espadrilles are wonderful. They look fabulous with jeans, dresses, shorts, and of course they are a wonderfully stylish alternative to flip-flops on the beach. If you haven't already picked your pair for this season, here's a selection of my favourites on the web right now. Go on, you know you want to!
From middle left, clockwise:
- Lace-up khaki flatform espadrilles, Zara
- Suede espadrilles (also in blue, black, silver and gold), Aquazzura
- Pony-hair leopard print slip on espadrilles, Manebi
- Pompom espadrilles, Uterqüe
- Cap toe cutout work espadrilles, Michael by Michael Kors
- Multi-colour woven lace-up espadrilles, Manebi
- Pow denim slip-on espadrilles, Chiara Ferragni
PS: On a budget but still loving those Aquazzura babies? Check out these ones on ASOS, they are identical and come in tan, blue and blood orange. Happy shopping!