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
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2/20
Saks Fifth Avenue
Part safari shoe, part Converse high top, Tory Burch gets creative with the classics. <a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/search/EndecaSearch.jsp?bmForm=endeca_search_form_one&bmFormID=1274004126713&bmUID=1274004126713&bmIsForm=true&bmPrevTemplate=%2FEntry.jsp&bmText=SearchString&SearchString=espadrille&bmSingle=N_Dim&N_Dim=0&bmImage=EndecaSearchButton.x&bmImage=EndecaSearchButton.y&bmImage=EndecaSearchButton&EndecaSearchButton.x=0&EndecaSearchButton.y=0&bmHidden=Ntt&Ntt=espadrille&bmHidden=Ns&Ns=&bmHidden=N&N=0&bmHidden=Ntk&Ntk=Entire+Site&bmHidden=Ntx&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchpartialmax&bmHidden=prp8&prp8=t15&bmHidden=prp13&prp13=&bmHidden=sid&sid=128A0903FA05&bmHidden=ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395222441" target="_blank">Tory Burch Cutout Canvas Wedge Espadrilles</a>, $225 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
3/20
Madison Los Angeles
The espadrille toughens up with a subtle row of pyramid studs. <a href="http://madisonlosangeles.com/Marc-Jacobs-Studded-Espadrille.html" target="_blank">Marc Jacobs Studded Espadrille</a>, $595 at Madison Los Angeles.
4/20
Intermix
These are the grooviest espadrilles we’ve seen. Mocha leather T-straps with a raffia base sit sky-high on tri-colored foam wedges. <a href="http://www.intermixonline.com/product/shoes-and-handbags/shoes-+heels/tri-colored+wedge+sandals.do?sortby=ourPicks&page=2" target="_blank">Sergio Rossi Tri-Colored Wedge Sandals</a>, $690 at Intermix.
5/20
TenOver6
Watercolor prints are the season's dress pattern of choice. Why not do it on a shoe? <a href="http://shop.tenover6.com/shop/women/shoes/976-robert-clergerie-amor-lace-up-platform/" target="_blank">Opening Ceremony for Robert Clergerie Amor Lace Up Platform</a>, $440 at TenOver6.
6/20
Opening Ceremony
Issey Miyake protégé, Tsumori Chisato, goes off the grid with these multi-hued, fringed peep toe, lace-up booties. <a href="http://www.openingceremony.us/products.asp?menuid=2&productid=17243&key=espadrille" target="_blank">Tsumori Chisato J013 Lace Up Wedge w/Fringe in Multi Print on Cream</a>, $540 at Opening Ceremony.
7/20
Net-a-Porter
The juxtaposition of the twists of gold lamé with the textural heel give a glam edge to summer ensembles. <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/60531#" target="_blank">Marc by Marc Jacobs Lamé Leather Espadrille Sandals</a>, $395 at Net-a-Porter.
8/20
Barneys New York
Nude leather with a touch of gold are our go-to pair for pretty summer frocks. <a href="http://www.barneys.com/Cleopatra/500520588,default,pd.html" target="_blank">Jean-Michel Cazabat Cleopatra Platform Espadrille in Nude</a>, $295 at Barneys New York.
9/20
Nordstrom
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. <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3079101?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=keywordsearch&keyword=espadrille&origin=searchresults" target="_blank">Steve Madden Cerpent Espadrille Sandal</a>, $79.95 at Nordstrom.
10/20
Net-a-Porter
These curvy, caged beauties cut a distinct silhouette that will add drama to any day dress. <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/60589#" target="_blank">Belle by Sigerson Morrison Strappy Lattice Espadrille Wedges</a>, $240 at Net-a-Porter.
11/20
Shopbop
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. <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/greenpoint-espadrille-flats-grommets-be/vp/v=1/845524441863940.htm?folderID=2534374302163371&extid=affprg-1763476-BEAND2003212867" target="_blank">BE & D Greenpoint Espadrille Flats with Grommets</a>, $225 at Shopbop.
12/20
Saks Fifth Avenue
Grosgrain rosettes infuse femininity to these braided rope espadrilles slingbacks with ankle ties. <a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574490579923&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446358449&R=640819660301&P_name=Kate+Spade&sid=128A0903FA05&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395222441&bmUID=1274054477793" target="_blank">Kate Spade Blooming Slingback Espadrilles</a>, $225 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
13/20
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. <a href="http://www.lordandtaylor.com/eng/Shoes-Sandals-18400_Gathered_Fabric_Espadrille_Wedges-lordandtaylor/138690" target="_blank">Vidoretta 18400 Gathered Fabric Espadrille Wedges</a>, $119 at Lord
14/20
Ralph Lauren
Nothin’ wrong with a dose of no-nonsense summer preppy, especially when done right by Ralph. <a href="http://www.zappos.com/lauren-ralph-lauren-cecilia-wedge-espadrille-bright-multi-plaid" target="_blank">Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cecilia Wedge Espadrille in Plaid</a>, $79 at Zappos.
15/20
Nordstrom
For the lady that lunches - on casual day - a patent leather, perky-bowed, super high pair. <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3079149?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=keywordsearch&keyword=espadrille&origin=searchresults" target="_blank">Valentino Patent Leather Espadrille</a>, $495 at Nordstrom.
16/20
Tory Burch
Geometric patterning has a hint of Palm Beach. It's a timeless, but not at all dull, classic look. <a href="http://www.toryburch.com/toryburch/browse/productDetail.jsp;jsessionid=31AAA84493D56DA0F281C8A1C8B8D90A.app02?icProduct=12108690#" target="_blank">Tory Burch Classic Wedge Espadrille</a>, $165 at Tory Burch.
17/20
Piperlime
Get pretty in these ultra femme florals, complete with bow at the peep toe. <a href="http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=4016&vid=0&pid=771010&scid=771010012" target="_blank">Arturo Chiang Hummel Espadrille in Coral Print</a>, $69 at Piperlime.
18/20
Lord & Taylor
Kickin' around in white canvas never looked so cute. <a href="http://www.lordandtaylor.com/eng/Shoes-Espadrille_Linen_Sneakers-lordandtaylor/143791" target="_blank">Keds Espadrille Linen Sneakers</a>, on sale, $34.99 at Lord & Taylor.
19/20
Ralph Lauren
This espadrille platform wedge goes nautical in crisp navy canvas with boat shoe-like leather laces. <a href="http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4016944&cp=1760782.1898624.1923341&ab=ln_women_cs2_sandals&parentPage=family" target="_blank">Ralph Lauren Fina Canvas Espadrille</a>, $395 at Ralph Lauren.
20/20
Rocket Dog
The red striped ties and floral interior adds interest to this ecru and black canvas wedge. <a href="http://store.rocketdog.com/index/page/product/product_id/734/category_id/17/category_chain/35,17/product_name/Maxie+MC" target="_blank">Rocket Dog Maxie MC</a>, $59 at Rocket Dog.
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