If there’s one breed of shoe that shouldn’t require you to spend a fortune, it’s without a doubt the espadrille. It’s summer, it’s relaxation…it’s rope! I’m all for a great investment wedge every now and again, but when it comes to the breeziest of warm-weather peep-toes, you can happily score a price that’s breezy, too.
Pelle Moda nails the vibe of laidback sweetness, as well as a price that can’t be beat, with their Ider espadrilles. In washed-out gray-blue or natural taupe, these tweed and raffia wedges possess the aura of a shoe far more expensive. With (removable!) grosgrain ribbons, which match the sole, they reference ballerina toe-shoes – without veering off into costume-land. As light and airy as a summer breeze, and way prettier. On ShopBop for $165.
Pair with: Go carefree with Joie’s silk Layana shorts. With a tribal-inspired ikat pattern and grosgrain-tie waist, they are a casual, on-trend match for these espadrilles. And the price point matches, too. At Barneys New York for $158.