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How to Style: Espadrilles

Espadrilles have grown from simple and comfortable shoes to one of the must-have hot footwear trends of Spring/Summer ‘15. These classic yet humble shoes come in a variety of shapes and styles, from the traditional flat espadrille to the chic wedged alternative, but the majority of which all have a soft-cotton material, and rest on a flexible sole traditionally made of rope. But why have they become so popular and how can we work them into our wardrobes? Let CLOGGS’ espadrilles style guide show you how to style espadrilles in a comfortable, smart and effortlessly chic manner.

How to Style: Espadrilles


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Espadrilles originated in the Pyrenees in the 14th century, and traditional espadrilles have a canvas upper with the toe and vamp cut in one piece and seamed to the rope sole at the sides.These days, the design is mostly the same, but their impact on the world of fashion has increased tenfold!

There are a few brands which really dominate the espadrilles market, like Bellfield and TOMs who offer a fun range of shoes adopting the espadrille style and similar styles. However, espadrilles are so popular that many different brands have developed espadrilles into their product range.

Espadrilles are a popular choice of shoes for both males and females, so we thought we’d show you some of our favourite espadrilles on offer from CLOGGS.

Our Favourite Espadrilles for Men


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Ugg Australia - Kas Stripe, White/Navy, £70.00 Bellfield - Odessa Espadrille, Acid Wash Denim, £17.00Superdry - Espadrille, Vintage Black, £14.99
Our Favourite Espadrilles for Women


Toms - Womens Classics, Baltic Dip Dyed, £39.00  Superdry - Espadrille, Pink Crochet, £14.99Bellfield - Dorobo Espadrille, Pink, £18.00

We think espadrilles are best worn in Spring/Summer months. These adorable shoes work perfectly with fitted jeans for a casual summer look, but also work with shorts and dresses for a real Summery feel. Espadrilles are perfect for popping on quickly when you’re on the go, and the rope bottom keeps your feet padded and comfortable all day.

Whether you’re heading out shopping or simply relaxing in the garden, espadrilles are easy and versatile; perfect for your day to day errands.

Ideal for both men and women, and regularly purchased as a ‘holiday shoe’ it’s easy to see why espadrilles are so popular. At CLOGGS we offer espadrilles to meet every budget, taste and style, and we think teamed with a simple outfit they work best.

Which of our espadrilles are your favourites? We’d love to hear from you.

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