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7 Ways to Style Your Espadrilles ...

By Sophia

Ways to style espadrilles can vary depending on the design of the shoe and your own personal tastes. While the espadrille is typically thought of as a summery style of footwear, don’t feel that this has to limit your outfit options. When it comes to which way to style espadrille shoes this season, simply wear them in place of your normal shoes. Whether you prefer flat or heeled styles, the following are just a few easy ways to style espadrilles this season.

Table of contents:

  1. With skirts and dresses
  2. With shorts
  3. With trousers
  4. Dressed up
  5. In color
  6. With prints
  7. Tied up

1 With Skirts and Dresses

For a perfectly feminine look when it comes to ways to style espadrilles, you can’t go past a flouncy skirt or dress. Show off some skin in a sundress, or team a pair of wedge espadrilles with a sheer maxi skirt.

2 With Shorts

For a cool and casual look, team your espadrilles with a pair of shorts. If you’re wearing heeled or wedge espadrilles, choose a pair of shorts in a tailored style. If you’re wearing flat slip on espadrille style shoes, team them with denim shorts for a fun weekend look.

3 With Trousers

Another way to style espadrille shoes is with a pair of trousers. For a resort-worthy look, team your espadrilles with a pair of cuffed trousers or chinos. Making sure that your trousers end above the ankle is a guaranteed way of showing off your espadrilles. Finish off the look by tucking in a blouse or singlet and popping on some oversized sunglasses.

4 Dressed up

So far, all the ways to wear espadrilles have revolved around fairly casual outfit options. If you want to look a bit more polished when wearing espadrilles, stick to wedge or heeled styles in neutral colours such as black or white. Team them with slim cropped pants or a midi skirt and a blouse. Pop on a blazer and accessorize with a compact clutch and your favourite jewels.

5 In Color

I mentioned before that espadrilles are typically associated with summer. Embrace this train of thought by choosing a pair in a fun colour. Yellows and reds are my picks as they look great against the sandy colour of the rope soles.

6 With Prints

This season is all about bright and bold prints, and what better style of footwear to complement them than a fun espadrille? When looking at ways to style espadrilles with your favourite prints, you could either choose a colour from the print and wear an espadrille in the same colour or go with a neutral like white or cream.

7 Tied up

Certain styles of espadrille feature tie details. If your espadrille shoe features wrap around ties, then you’ll want to wear them with clothes that show off your ankles. Depending on the length of the ties you could wrap them around the length of your calf in a criss-cross fashion, or just wrap them low around your ankle multiple times.

If you’re thinking about ways to style espadrilles this season, don’t be afraid to experiment with different ways to wear them. If you usually think of them as a casual shoe, why not try wearing them with something dressier? Do you have any tips for easy ways to style espadrilles?

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