Last week when I went shopping for new work flats, I noticed that Espadrilles were really having a Fashion Moment this spring. Espadrilles have been around for a while, but for some reason they seem to be back in style more than ever this year. I've especially been drawn to espadrille flats, they just seem so comfy and versatile as they come in a variety of materials and patterns and styles, but what exactly is an espadrille?
An Espadrille is
as canvas shoe with a sole made of twisted (jute) rope. It is usually a casual shoe, although they can also be found as wedges and high-heels, but either way, they will have the defining characteristic of the twisted rope sole. This style of shoe
in the 14th century in Spain and France, so yea these aren't anything new, but they are a perfect staple to add to your Spring wardrobe this year.
Among my favorites are the classic two toned espadrilles (like the ones shown above) as well as some of the more "modern" ones with fade bold stripes and the ones that have a perforated upper. I also love some of the more fun ones with sparkles and appliqués added and the sneaker ones seem like a good idea too. The number one on my wish list though is
(shown below) embroidered pair from Forever 21. They are just the perfect espadrille for Spring, aren't they?
Do you support this Fashion Moment? Share your thoughts with me in the comments and link your favorites for the season. I can't wait to see which ones you guys are keeping your eye on.