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

City-approved

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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Dressed-up

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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