Espadrilles always make me think of glamourous women in glamourous vacation spots: Jackie Onassis in Capri or Marilyn Monroe in Jamaica. Casual enough for a leisurely stroll and fancy enough for dinner, they are the perfect vacation shoes.
Now we aren't headed to Capri any time soon (or on any vacation, for that matter), but we are in need of pretty shoes that serve multiple functions -- running around the city during the day, and drinks with friends at night. Whether they are wedges or flats, raffia or traditional rope, espadrilles are the perfect shoes for spring. Wear them with cropped pants now, and when it's warmer, throw them on with shorts and show off your tan. And don't forget your oversized sunglasses -- Capri or not, we all love a little glamour.
Herewith, seven pairs of espadrilles that have us excited for the summer days ahead.