Espadrilles: The High Street Styles You’ll Love

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Get ready to do some serious sole-searching

From slip-ons to wedges, espadrilles are our new obsession.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about embracing the trends as far as our shoes are concerned. Pompom sandals and metallic flatforms for summer? No problem. But there’s a special place in our hearts reserved for the classics.

A good summer sandal is stylish but comfortable –blisters on the beach? No thanks – and one you can wear to ANY summer soiree. That’s a lot of boxes to tick. Luckily for you we’ve got the answer. In fact we have 12 versions of the answer!

The raffia soled espadrille is not only super comfy but they make you look like you just stepped off the French Riviera. Srsly, they can make any outfit look chic. AND we guarantee you’ll be turning to them for countless summers to come. If that’s not a cost per wear bargain, we don’t know what is!

Style with denim cut-offs and a Bardot style top on holiday, while for weekend BBQs or picnics team with a chic white midi dress and basket bag.

SEE: 13 Sandals To See You Through Summer In Style

The fact that the high street favourites are brimming with them is an indication that everyone’s in our secret: espadrilles are the summer shoes to buy now. Even the big name brands like Aquazzura and Christian Louboutin have paid close attention to the trend, offering styles of their own.

Luckily for us, this is one trend that we don’t have to shell out for. If you’re after something traditional, head to H&M or Dune where you’ll find both heeled and wedged espadrilles in the classic colours we all know and love.

For something a little snazzier, Topshop has a fab oriental pair of slip-ons while Zara and Stradivarius have a whole host of modern alternatives. The more colour inclined should head to La Redoute because their red, lace-up flats are the must-have piece on every espadrille lovers hit list.

Perfect for taking you from beach to bar on your summer hols or simply add a pop of colour to your off-duty wardrobe.

As we said, we’re seriously spoilt for choice RN. All you need to do is sit back, click through our top picks from the high street and get ready to do some serious shopping.