On Trend: Espadrilles

Ok so I know that espadrilles aren’t necessarily anything new for summer but this year’s come in a variety of styles, heel heights, colours…for all of your summer footwear needs. From comfortable flats, to classic wedges, to trendy flatforms – there is an espadrille out there for everyone!

I’m a huge fan of flat espadrilles as they’re a much more stylish alternative to a basic flip flop. Your feet are still cool and comfortable but now they look so much more chic! I also have to think that espadrilles have got to be better for your feet and overall health – we’ve all had those near (or not so near) slips in our flip flops and because your tootsies stay covered, they’re the perfect shoe to throw on when your pedicure isn’t looking quite so fresh.

Whichever pair you choose, pair them everything from denim skirts/shorts/pants, to sundresses, to jumpsuits for a casual-yet-stylish summer look. I wouldn’t recommend them with anything super formal, like a long gown (they just don’t really seem to “go”) but they’re a great choice for pretty much everything else.

Here are some of my favourite espadrilles (no, they’re not all flat), all available at Coquitlam Centre.


Slip On Espadrille

These flat, slip on espadrilles add a beachy cool vibe to any ensemble and are perfect with anything from dresses to shorts to jeans.

Available at Aldo $80*

Flat Ankle Strap Espadrille

These casual yet chic (i.e. you can wear them somewhere other than beach) espadrilles with ankle strap are perfect for summer. Pair with shorts, wide-legged cropped pants or a denim skirt for a laid back yet stylish vibe.

Available at H&M $34.99*

BRASH Tessa Platform Espadrille

This platform espadrille gives you the height of a 3" heel without any of the pain. Wear them with a cropped jumpsuit for a super stylish yet super comfy look.

Available at Payless ShoeSource $44.99*

STEVE MADDEN Sammy Wedge Espadrille

Barely there meets espadrilles. Get the look of a barely there sandal with the comfort and walkability (i.e. no sinking in the grass) of a wedge. These also come in blush if you're looking for something lighter.

Available at Town Shoes $110*

BRASH Wedge Espadrille

When I think of an espadrille, this is what pops into my mind. Closed-toe, lace-up straps, jute-wrapped wedge...Wear with sundresses, mid-length skirts, wide-legged cropped pants.

Available at Payless ShoeSource $44.99*

Which pair is your favourite?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.