Espadrilles: Why They Are A Great Travel And Style Staple!
I have loved espadrilles ever since I was a child and saw my eldest brother rock them in full on 80s style. They always make me think of warm weather destinations and are so perfect with shorts and dresses.
When I was in Australia and headed to Asia 2 years ago I thought I’d be able to find them around Sydney and Melbourne for my Southeast Asia beach tour. No such luck. I did find some by a brand called Sueno in Manila at Green Belt Mall and bought a black basic pair for $15 US. They got a bit worn down through Asia and I thought I’d be able to find them everywhere. Wrong again. Everyone was into Toms or knock-off Toms. I prefer the original espadrille style and kept hunting.
Summer style in the fall
Of course, I found espadrilles while I was travelling in Spain but it was the wrong season. I travelled through Europe in the winter! Sad horns. Oh glorious Spain, you are espadrille heaven! Seen below is my espadrille haul. Each pair was only 4 Euros each. I didn’t tote all of them around with me for another 10 months so I mailed them home via Correos mail service. I wear one pair as house slippers in warm weather as they are way cuter than slippers.
Couldn’t resist a rainbow of footwear happiness
More Soludos for summer seen at Project Trade Show!! Weeeeee!
Oh, lacy Soludos at Project Trade Show. Yes!
I am a huge fan of Soludos but alas my tiny feet don’t fit in them? A 36 is too big if you can believe it. So sad. It’s always best to buy them super tight as they stretch. I tried a 36 and I slipped out of them all day. Spanish espadrilles you’ll have to do, but I would love a pair of striped classic ones. Will have to do more exploring in Spain or online.
Do you wear espadrilles? Below are some espadrilles that I would recommend if you’re shopping for some yourself!