5 Surprisingly Chic Espadrilles for Spring

Monday, March 21, 2011 • Permalink • 

Espadrilles, a warm weather favorite, fill many roles in a wardrobe. They are classic, comfortable and perfect for pairing with casual clothes. But chic? Usually, not so much. But, given this season's emphasis on the espadrille, many fashion-forward espadrille designs have surfaced. Check out some of our favorite super chic espadrilles for Spring:

The sliver of bright yellow set on top of ankle-high espadrille braiding creates a bold look for these Madison Harding sandals.

Madison Harding Casey Espadrille

→ Buy the Madison Harding Casey Espadrille, $235.00, at piperlime.com; shipping and returns are free.


Adding a cage bootie shape to an espadrille platform, such as with these Kelsi Dagger wedges, shakes up the image of an espadrille as an un-sexy shoe.

Kelsi Dagger Women's Kaden Open-Toe Espadrille

→ Buy the Kelsi Dagger Kaden Espadrille, $99.50, at endless.com; shipping and returns are free.


The pleated white criss-cross front of this Boutique 9 espadrille looks like it would be right at home with a cocktail at an outdoor Miami hotspot.

Boutique 9 Illy Espadrille

→ Buy the Boutique 9 Illy Espadrille, $140.00, at piperlime.com; shipping and returns are free.


These Matisse espadrilles manage to be both fashion-forward and incredibly affordable -- a rare combination.

Matisse Women's Asher Sandal

→ Buy the Matisse Asher Espadrille, $76.95, at endless.com; shipping and returns are free.


Espadrille meets nude patent leather pump... yes please!

DV by Dolce Vita Florence Espadrille

→ Buy the DV by Dolce Vita Florence Espadrille, $95.00, at piperlime.com; shipping and returns are free.