We are mere days away from the solstice, which means the time to frolic in the sunshine is here. While we all love a good pair of sandals, there’s nothing quite like a classic espadrille to add a little pep to your step. This very sweet French shoe epitomizes the summertime aesthetic: It’s comfortable, light, travels well, and is also versatile. Throw it on with a flowy dress for a romantic date night or pair it with shorts and a T-shirt for a casual day at the park.
Sure, we love kicking around in cute sneakers all summer long, and fancy spring sandals are comfier for sweaty days, but there’s something special about an espadrille. With so many styles to choose from, you’ll be able to find a pair that perfectly complements your fashion aesthetic.
Here are 19 beautiful espadrilles to help you kick off the official start of summer:
1Sen Espadrille Flat
We love the pineapple detail on these slip-ons. It gives them a delightful burst of personality.
2Shoes to Frill Espadrille Sandal
The blue and white stripes are a nautical French dream. These will look perfect with white jeans or a swingy dress.
3Tony Bianco Boston Wedge
These sturdy suede espadrilles will dress up even the most casual summer outfit, and the ankle strap will make sure they stay put even if you’re dancing the night away.
4Earlina Lace Up Espadrille
A classic platform wedge, but with frayed detail. We have heart-eyes.
5Universal Thread Happy Espadrille Wedge
The soft, faux suede fabric is incredibly comfortable, and the knotted bow accent is as cute as it comes.
6Bamboo Woven Espadrille Wedge
We love the woven jute that shapes the band of these wedge sandals, and the lightly cushioned insole means they’ll be comfy no matter how much walking you do.
7Betsey Johnson Peppy Preference Espadrille Wedge
Want to bring a bit of pin-up flair to your summer looks? Then this polka dot, peep-toe wedge is just what your closet needs.
8Caeli Ankle-Wrap Espadrille
Bring a touch of glamour to your ankles with this pearl and jewel-embellished espadrille.
9Universal Thread Emery Espadrille Sandals
Elevate your everyday look with these classic wedges. (They’re also great dupes for the $600 Chloe shoes.)
10J.Crew Sea Star Beachcomber Espadrille
These neoprene espadrilles can survive the rain and sea, thanks to their quick-drying powers. It doesn’t hurt that they’re adorable.
11Loeffler Randall Rowan Slip-On Platform Espadrille with Fabric Tie
These slip-ons are insanely convenient for a day full of errands, and that bow will make any casual outfit look cute.
12Miss Selfridge Stripe Espadrille Wedge Heels
A sweet heel with an ankle-tie fastening that adds a bit of romance.
13Zara Wedges with Cross-Over Straps
These brown leather wedges are functional, go with anything, and couldn’t be more chic.
14J.Crew Knotted Espadrille Slides
Slip these sweeties on for a laid-back day. The natural shade will go with anything.
15Raid Denny Black Flatform Espadrilles
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we always want our toes hanging out. When you haven’t had time to get a pedicure, you can throw these on and no one will know.
16Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Espadrille Wedges
Spice up your lewk with these sultry espadrilles.
17J.Crew Platform Espadrille Sandals in Leather
The ankle strap makes this espadrille walkable, and the extra height gives you a touch of glamour.
18Urban Outfitters Cora Flatform Espadrille Sandal
The perfect shoes for all your flowy dresses and jumpsuits.
19Clare V. x TOMS Leopard Heritage Canvas Women’s Katalina Espadrilles
This d’orsay flat can be worn three ways, and it’s the perfect blend of L.A. and Parisian charm. Proceeds support MADE by DWC, a non-profit supporting formerly homeless women.