The first whiff of summer and we’re all hitting the shops to splash some colour into our wardrobes and get beach-ready — even if we’re spending the summer in the city. Espadrilles are fantastic choice of transitional footwear. Whether you’re exploring the urban landscape, or lounging about on a beach somewhere, espadrilles will help your whole look exude that essence of holiday season it much desires.

How to wear them


Didi Ankle Tie Sandals, Senso (FarFetch)

Suede immediately gives your espadrilles that city seal of approval. Pair them with a navy blazer to up the ante in office style.

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Williams Espadrille Wedges, Topshop

Wedges with ties are a great addition to a dressed-up look, perfect for a summer party. Stick to a neutral colour like these Topshop wedges then match with a bold and bright dress or skirt.

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Casual cool

Jute Stitch Detail Espadrilles, Marks & Spencer

Choose flats with a fabric straps or buckles for a more casual look. The stitch detail on these M&S shoes adds interest to a dressed-down denim look.

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Added elegance

Leather Slip-On Loafers, Saint Laurent (MyTheresa)

These loafers bring luxury and elegance to the classic espadrille style. For a laid-back look, combine them with distressed denim, shorts or cropped jeans.

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The urban commuter

Leather Toe Espadrilles, & Other Stories

Keep toes tucked in with these seriously chic & Other Stories city shoes. Pair with tailored trousers for a classic look. 

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The classics

Leather Wedge Espadrille Sandals, Tory Burch

Wedge espadrilles will never go out of style. This iconic espadrille style is such a timeless look, despite this season being all about the flatform.

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Boho city girl

Lauren Scalloped Suede And Textured Leather Espadrille Platform Shoes, Chloé (Net-A-Porter)

These Chloé platforms scream effortless chic. Team with a denim skirt and pastel coloured ruffle blouse for a feminine but no less cool look.

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Anything goes

Natty dupion espadrille platform slides, Sam Edelman (Net-A-Porter)

Black platform espadrilles will go fabulously with everything. Slip into these 35mm platforms for a summery day out in the city.

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