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.
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?
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…
Makes me think – shall we have a DIY Espadrille Competition????
Laters, Kate x
The rumblings started around 2011 when Hermes walked this one down the runway..
Givenchy did a little number too.
And the odd street style star picked up the vibe.
But this year the noise is getting louder..Spotted at The Row’s Pre-fall 2014 Collection..
Tory Burch SS14, did it more than once..
And now Chanel?
Maybe it’s all been about branding…’Bum’ bag is really such an ugly word. But ‘hipster’ ‘Belt bag’? Far more class..
Mine is permanently attached to my side whether it’s cross body or as a belt bag. Not just because I like the look..but it’s just so practical as well..Compared to the eighties we’re now in the land of miniature and everything fits in perfectly.
All hail the return! Long may it last!
Laters, Kate x