Listen up! Go buy some cream, nude or neutral colored espadrille wedges. Do so now. You’re welcome.
Why? Because it’s hot. Because you just got a pedicure. Because you’re going to be wearing sundresses in various prints and colors all summer long and you need something to match. Because you’re sick of wearing uncomfortable heels. Because your boyfriend or future-boyfriend will think you look like a babe. Because you deserve it.
Seriously, espadrilles go in-and-out of fashion every year or two, and nowadays they are back. I happen to have ten pairs in my closet (seriously) in various prints and patterns having spent the better part of the last eight years in the South, clad in a rotation of sundresses. Then, I picked up the Tory Burch pair below to trot around all summer long in comfort and height. Because that’s what nude espadrilles do—they make you taller, elongate your figure, yet don’t kill your feet and back after wearing them all day.
Best of all, unlike heels, you can wear espadrilles during the day without looking like an over-dressed jackass. Again, you’re welcome.
You do have to be careful when ordering espadrilles so they don’t look tacky—always a big no no when ordering shoes. As I always say, the easiest way to judge a woman’s fashion sense is by what’s on her feet.
Here’s a selection of classy basic cream espadrilles at a variety of price points. Now go!
A tip from Cindy Sue, the original Bitch, buy some Scotchguard fabric spray—it costs all of three dollars. Spray your shoes before you wear them. Then, if you stain them, use Dawn dish soap and cold water to remove spots. I’ve done this over and over and kept my Tory wedges in perfect condition—even after a raucous day of drinking in the grass at Gold Cup.
Pour la Victoire Espadrille, $269, Endless.
Stuart Weitzman Espadrilles, $255, Bloomingdale’s.
Jean-Michel Cazbat Espadrille, $225, Neiman Marcus.
Tory Burch Espadrilles, $136, Bloomingdale’s.
Kelsi Dagger Espadrille, $99, Endless.
Kelsi Dagger Quinella Espadrille, $89, Endless.
Ralph Lauren Espadrilles, $69, Bloomingdale’s.