Espadrilles have come and gone in popularity for decades, and this summer, the “it” version is as simple as it gets. Flat as they come, these paired-down iterations usually sport a cap toe, braided side detailing, canvas upper, and rubber sole. Easy for packing and wearing on a beach vacation or while running errands, it’s no wonder that this style has been eternally popular! Plus, unisex styles such as this tend to prove the test of time, being extra versatile and approachable for both men and women.
Although canvas is preferred, I’ve seen some great-looking espadrilles in metallic, studded, featuring colorful woven designs, and even leather. You can get a pair ranging anywhere from $15-$800, as even Chanel has its own version of the classic style. See the image above, and links and additional info below for my top picks.