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Tuesday, April 5th 2011

Espadrilles: Unstudied Elegance

The essence of easygoing Mediterranean style, espadrilles have been made in the Catalan region of Spain for over 700 years. A continuous staple in the region, these summertime favorites rose to international fame when Lauren Bacall tied on a fetching pair in the 1948 classic, Key Largo.

While staying true to their timeless roots, the espadrilles of today come in a range of heights, silhouettes, and textures. Always unable to resist a cute print, I fell in love with the swan-patterned Tory Burch wedges pictured. Later in the season, I’ll try channeling my inner Bacall with a pair (or two) of bright and refreshingly affordable Diane von Furstenberg flats.


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