I spy…




(Penelope Chilvers)

Espadrilles! Perfect to wear with the new trouser length, their artisanal chic shouts style-without-even-trying.


(Dolce and Gabbana)

In the Season of ugly shoes, the espadrille walks in the shadow of the Birk, never quite leading the way…but always there.



But from it’s humble position on sea-side kiosks and dusty holiday shops, it’s now been elevated to celestial heights and given the full make-over.


(Stella McCartney)

I can’t help but think – if what’s special about them is they’re colours and added bits….surely they make the ideal canvas for a DIY project?


(Tory Burch)

Cheap as chips to buy, easy to accessorise – no great financial risk if it all goes tits up – the only real limit is your daring and imagination with the end result equalling a stunning, original piece of your summer wardrobe…


(Missioni Mare)

Makes me think – shall we have a DIY Espadrille Competition????

Laters, Kate x



  1. Lia in Brussels

    I love those Dolce and Gabbanas… I won’t even bother to look at the price tag though… extraordinary for some rope and canvas I’m sure! Now that I’m thinking, I haven’t actually owned a pair of espadrilles for years! xxx

  2. jackiemallon

    Do it, you guys, Kate and all those who commented before me and are up for the challenge! Put me to shame. An Espadrille Fashion Face Off, I love it! xx

  3. KerryCan

    It’s fun how espadrilles just keep coming back. I’m old enough to remember many incarnations! You found some great ones here.

  4. Amanda

    Good idea, the thing I notice is though …..those fabulous versions have a nice leather piece next to the sole of your feet instead of the hessian. Does that explain their extra cost?!? Lol

  5. fingknitcoolgal

    I love espadrilles! They are chic, fun and youthful. Why didn’t we have more of them before? Let’s bring them back to the front line this season 😉 xxx

  6. Amanda

    Reblogged this on Sew Deputy and commented:
    I bet we all have some espadrilles in our cupboard we could customise!
    Are you up for it?
    I have some denim ones from France that were a euro……can you feel an Eiffel Tower pair coming on!!??

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    I feel stupid for asking this, but how do you pronounce that..? :-\