You can always expect espadrilles to return in fashion with each coming of spring. And like clockwork, with just a little over a month left in winter, a deluge of espadrilles has already nearly overtaken all of our favorite online shoe haunts, leaving other warm-weather shoe styles to fight for whatever virtual shelf space is left for them.
It was some job going through all the new styles but we did find a couple that tickled our fancy. Given the sheer number of newly arrived espadrilles, it was quite a feat for these two to stand out from the crowd as they literally had to go beyond expectations to get noticed:
Boutique 9 Illy Espadrille, $59.99 – $104.99
Matisse Asher Sandal, $29.95
Counting down the days ’til it’s time to break these out and wear them with shorts, tank tops, skirts and sun dresses!
Oh and if you’re wondering why these espadrilles “literally” go beyond expectations, well the answer’s pretty simple. The espadrille part of the shoe, which is usually reserved for the platform or the sole, has gone beyond its expected location and was also used as part of the uppers on these two espadrille wedges.