Summer Essentials: Espadrilles

Gladiators and peep toe booties come and go, but espadrilles are a summer mainstay. This season's 20 top iterations boast tassels, floral prints, cutouts, and more.

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Neiman Marcus
We’re thinking these cagey espadrille wedges would be amazing with skinny cargoes. Prada Espadrille Wedge Bootie, $695 at Neiman Marcus.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Part safari shoe, part Converse high top, Tory Burch gets creative with the classics. Tory Burch Cutout Canvas Wedge Espadrilles, $225 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Madison Los Angeles
The espadrille toughens up with a subtle row of pyramid studs. Marc Jacobs Studded Espadrille, $595 at Madison Los Angeles.
These are the grooviest espadrilles we’ve seen. Mocha leather T-straps with a raffia base sit sky-high on tri-colored foam wedges. Sergio Rossi Tri-Colored Wedge Sandals, $690 at Intermix.
Watercolor prints are the season's dress pattern of choice. Why not do it on a shoe? Opening Ceremony for Robert Clergerie Amor Lace Up Platform, $440 at TenOver6.
Opening Ceremony
Issey Miyake protégé, Tsumori Chisato, goes off the grid with these multi-hued, fringed peep toe, lace-up booties. Tsumori Chisato J013 Lace Up Wedge w/Fringe in Multi Print on Cream, $540 at Opening Ceremony.
The juxtaposition of the twists of gold lamé with the textural heel give a glam edge to summer ensembles. Marc by Marc Jacobs Lamé Leather Espadrille Sandals, $395 at Net-a-Porter.
Barneys New York
Nude leather with a touch of gold are our go-to pair for pretty summer frocks. Jean-Michel Cazabat Cleopatra Platform Espadrille in Nude, $295 at Barneys New York.
Black's been done to death, and you've got a nude pair too. Experiment with azure; it's deep and rich enough to act as a neutral. Steve Madden Cerpent Espadrille Sandal, $79.95 at Nordstrom.
These curvy, caged beauties cut a distinct silhouette that will add drama to any day dress. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Strappy Lattice Espadrille Wedges, $240 at Net-a-Porter.
Designers Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain, who started by creating handbags at the kitchen table of a Brooklyn loft, turned out these everyday espadrilles decorated with rows of grommets. BE & D Greenpoint Espadrille Flats with Grommets, $225 at Shopbop.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Grosgrain rosettes infuse femininity to these braided rope espadrilles slingbacks with ankle ties. Kate Spade Blooming Slingback Espadrilles, $225 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Lord & Taylor
With its modest heel, neutral gray tone, closed toe, substantial sling-back, and perfect ruching, we're thinking we'll wear these every day. Vidoretta 18400 Gathered Fabric Espadrille Wedges, $119 at Lord
Ralph Lauren
Nothin’ wrong with a dose of no-nonsense summer preppy, especially when done right by Ralph. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cecilia Wedge Espadrille in Plaid, $79 at Zappos.
For the lady that lunches - on casual day - a patent leather, perky-bowed, super high pair. Valentino Patent Leather Espadrille, $495 at Nordstrom.
Tory Burch
Geometric patterning has a hint of Palm Beach. It's a timeless, but not at all dull, classic look. Tory Burch Classic Wedge Espadrille, $165 at Tory Burch.
Get pretty in these ultra femme florals, complete with bow at the peep toe. Arturo Chiang Hummel Espadrille in Coral Print, $69 at Piperlime.
Lord & Taylor
Kickin' around in white canvas never looked so cute. Keds Espadrille Linen Sneakers, on sale, $34.99 at Lord & Taylor.
Ralph Lauren
This espadrille platform wedge goes nautical in crisp navy canvas with boat shoe-like leather laces. Ralph Lauren Fina Canvas Espadrille, $395 at Ralph Lauren.
Rocket Dog
The red striped ties and floral interior adds interest to this ecru and black canvas wedge. Rocket Dog Maxie MC, $59 at Rocket Dog.
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