Get With It: Espadrilles

Karen Alfonso , 06 Jul 2012
Espadrilles
Espadrilles (photo courtesy | Chicagomag.com)

Today’s Word of the Day is Espadrilles.

Yes, the word is quite a mouthful. The correct way to pronounce it is,  [email protected]”drIl  and refers to the flat or wedge shoe whose primary characteristic is the sole made with woven jute.

Valentino Lace Espadrilles
Valentino Lace Espadrilles (photo courtesy | www.harleyvieranewton.com)

The origins can be traced back to Spain and were originally slip-ons worn by peasant folk. Only wedges that have a jute rope sole can be termed as espadrilles. During Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2012 collections, models were seen wearing exquisite lace covered ones that went on to become some of the most coveted footwear of the season and brought back this trend with a bang.

Eva Mendes and Alexa Chung
Eva Mendes and Alexa Chung show us how to wear espadrilles (photo courtesy | instyle)

Style Tip: These shoes are best worn casually. Wearing them for black-tie events or cocktail parties are a strict no. Pair them with shorts, sun or maxi dresses for a summer brunch or BBQ.

Christian Louboutin (photo courtesy | netaporter)
Christian Louboutin (photo courtesy | netaporter)

I am lusting for this pair from Christian Louboutin. Who said fashion can’t be about comfort right?

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