If we had to choose only one type of shoe to wear forever, it might be the espadrille. Stylish and versatile, these amazingly comfortable shoes seem to go with every outfit and are a timelessly chic staple for your wardrobe. They transition perfectly from day time wear to night time flare, and seem to transcend seasons (well, at least here in sunny Palm Beach!).
These gorgeous shoes originated in the Pyrenees at the French-Spanish border in the 13th century as an easy-to-wear shoe. They soon became a traditional footwear in the Basque country and stood the test of time, changing the way of dressing in Europe over the centuries. The major fashion breakthrough moment, however, likely have come in the 1940s when Hollywood icons as Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth were on screen with them. Since then, every major fashion label from Gucci to Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and so many other icons have incorporated beautiful espadrille designs to covet for decades to come.
Its no secret that Soludos is an all time favorite over here at Palm Beach Social Diary. Their fun designs make wearing espadrilles not only fashionable, but quirky and flirty. These zebra slip-ons in beige are so much fun and are always a topic of conversation when we're wearing them.
The mango-yellow hue of CASTAÑER's canvas Chiara espadrilles is perfect for tropical vacations. They're set on a beige plaited espadrille wedge heel and are flatteringly shaped with an almond toe V-shaped vamp and wraparound ankle straps. They will provide a beautiful pop of color in spring, summer or fall!
Need we say more? These black lambskin Chanel round-toe espadrille flats are an absolute must-have in every wardrobe. Complete with the iconic interlocking CC stitching at the top and jute heels, these espadrilles have stood the test of time.
Soft suede makes these beautiful blue espadrilles a top pick here at Palm Beach Social Diary. It can be tricky to pull off a blue shoe, but Matt Bernson nailed it with this soft hue.
These gorgeous blush espadrilles are the epitome of classic style. Complete with a solid toe cap and two-tone heel with wide ankle ties, these blush wedge heels will make you feel like a pretty ballerina.
An espadrille and a mule in one shoe? How cleve can you get? Combining these two fashion trends means style and comfort. As if these flats couldn't get more fashionable, Bettye Muller Rabat added a tassel. #need
Joie is one of our absolute favorite brands. Delicate and fashionable, the French fashion label continues to deliver stylish options from season-to-season. Speaking of seasons! These gorgeous lace-up peep toe espadrilles are the perfect way to transition from summer to fall. The camel color will complement hues from both seasons, and the peep toe makes it great for summer, while the suede fabric is perfect for autumn.
We're absolutely loving everything pom-pom at the moment, and these blush espadrilles by Aquazzura totally nailed the look. Pair these stylish shoes with anything from a flowy dress, to shorts or skinny jeans, you'll find they go with everything!
These floral embellished espadrilles are so cute and flirty. Add a fresh finishing touch to a stunning outfit with these sky-high shoes.
If you hadn't noticed, there is a major metallic trend taking over the fashion world. Earthy style and modern glamour merge in this standout espadrille, complete with an embossed Saint Laurent logo. These gorgeous YSL espadrilles are just the thing if you want to add a touch of chic couture to your everyday rotation.
These CASTAÑER wedge espadrilles in dark canvas is effortlessly fashionable. Traditional style, lace-up ribbons that wrap the ankle, and a braided-jute wedge platform make them a top pick.
Tory Burch channeled her inner Chanel when she designed these adorable espadrilles. An embroidered logo accents the vamp of these two-tone leather, complete with a braided jute sidewall. So adorable!