You Know The “Drille”!

 Soludos Coco Pompom Mule Espadrille is like having a party on your feet
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There is nothing more synonymous with summer, beach, relaxation, and vacation, than the rope-soled espadrille. When wearing them, I am instantly transported to the Amalfi Coast or the Greek Islands, even if I’m just kicking around town.

They are practically ubiquitous, at all price points and in every imaginable iteration. They come flat, wedged, and heeled. In versions that are chicly classic as well as those that are novel, playful and decorated in some way, and therefore, right in ‘step’ with summer’s lighthearted, freewheeling spirit. While I gravitate to unapologetically classic simple, fuss-free, no-brainer wardrobe staples, particularly in the summertime, I also love a bit of quirk and nothing has the potential to instantly add some humor and pizazz to an otherwise sober ensemble (simple tee, pair of jeans, shorts, button-down shirt, shirtdress, etc.) as fanciful footwear.

With that in mind, these are 10 espadrilles which are natural conversation starters, and perfect for an outdoor barbeque, pool party, a day at the beach or walking the pavement of New York for that matter. Even the most serious diehard minimalists amongst us should find them hard to resist.

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Soludos platform espadrille in natural canvas is embossed with Lucy Mail’s sushi embroidery, $75. More info/purchase

Soludos “The Spritz Smoking Slipper” espadrille is decorated with summer’s favorite cocktail, $74.95. More info/purchase

Soludos “Mimosa” embroidered platform espadrille, $74.95. More info/purchase

Soludos “Wink Embroidery Smoking Slipper” espadrille, $75. More info/purchase

Castaner “Kenda” lobster embroidered denim espadrille, $105. More info/purchase

Castaner “Rocio” off-white cotton and leather espadrille with tassel trim, $90 More info/purchase

Kenzo D’orsay espadrilles in gray leather embroidered with an eye motif,$ 171. More info/purchase

Castaner’s “Black Jean Flat” espadrille with gingham ribbon ties, $112. More info/purchase

Castaner multicolored cotton and leather embellished cherry and bee platform espadrilles, $255. More info/purchase

These are perhaps the most over the top and embellished, and perfect for that gal who simply refuses to give up her high heels, no matter what!

– Marilyn Kirschner

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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