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BYOW: How to Style Espadrilles

Let’s deep dive into shoes. I mean, you all know I’m one happy girl here talking about shoes 🤣. I’m a shoe girl, I LOVE my shoes, and I know many of you also love shoes. Today though, I wanted to focus on one shoe that is THE classic spring/summer shoe. One that genuinely does not go out of style. Enter in, espadrilles. Before we get into how to style espadrilles, let’s learn more about the shoe first.

Originating in Spain, Espadrille is footwear with a sole made of Jute or fiber rope-like material from a plant. You can find espadrilles for both men and women. and is usually a flat, or wedge shoe. Espadrilles are light and pratical.

Espadrilles have made it to summer 2021 as a trend! Houston fashion blogger Elly Brown shows how to style espadrilles in 5 different ways.

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Interesting story, did you know that the first espadrille was recorded from the Occitania region in France back in the 13th century. French designer YSL popularized the design of the wedge later on.

When it comes to wearing your espadrilles, think of them elevating your summer OOTD vs. wearing a pair of flat sandals. Do you know who wears espadrilles a lot? Kate Middleton!

Elly brown wears a linen set from HM and espadrilles for a summer outfit

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Espadrilles are so fun to style, but sometimes wedges aren’t everyone’s style. You can still have a look but with a sneaker or flats. The great thing is you can also find TONS of different colors of espadrilles to match your closet. I have a light tan and black, two colors that are neutral and easy to be worn with.

elly brown wears a blue floral dress from Few Moda and espadrilles with a Lack of color straw hat

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Elly brown wears distress denim shorts with a white tank and green cropped jacket and espadrilles

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How easy is it to slide on a shoe and go especially with kids? below I have rounded up a few of my favorite espadrille slides. Make a statement and add some color to an outfit!

elly brown wears a dark floral dress with black steve madden espadrilles

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Don’t be afraid to dress up your espadrilles a bit! I know they are not formal shoes, but they can be worn with dressier summer dresses!

elly brown wears a black flowy skirt and a graphic tee with black steve madden espadrilles

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elly brown wears black steve madden espadrilles with skinny jeans for a casual ouftit

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Don’t be afraid to pair them with your favorite skinny jeans too for more of a casual look!

elly brown wears a LBD for summer with black espadrilles

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Wrapping this post up with wedges, of course!! The key is to find a pair you love and that are comfortable. Typically wedges don’t have a tall heel height, so you should be good! Another tip I learned from Jessica is to loop your lace IN FRONT of your ankle. Groundbreaking and genius- it offers SO much more support with espadrilles.

Which espadrilles outfit is your favorite? Do you own a pair? Let me know below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!





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1 comment on “BYOW: How to Style Espadrilles

  • Rossy says:

    Ok love this segment. The history of the shoe, multiple types of the shoe then the looks. Out the park!