Shoe Inspiration

Excellent Espadrille Wedges

Jute-wrapped wedge sandalSun. Sand. Poolside afternoons. Nothing beats the relaxed mood and style of summer days… Some days call for a slip-on-and-go shoe like a simple flip-flop or gored boat shoe. But what do you wear when you want a shoe that gives you a little lift, while still being comfortable and stylish? The answer is simple: espadrille wedges!

Forget about floppy straw hats and picnic baskets – or even the cute jute-wrapped flats you’ve seen for years. The twisted texture takes centerstage on the chunky wedge, adding a flirtier feel to your laid-back style.

Want to dress up your denim for a backyard family BBQ?  Hit up your friends’ pool party in an easy-breezy jumpsuit? The espadrille wedge will take any look to alluring new levels. It’s time to take the straw poll – which espadrille wedge is perfect for you?


Steve Madden Corizon (Women’s)

Steve Madden Corizon

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Sleek, suave, and summery – if you’re an urbanite, you’ll appreciate the not-trying-too-hard trendiness of this Steve Madden wedge. An edgy blanket of black leather gives it bit of metropolitan bite, while the rope-wrapped 4-1/2″ wedge heel keeps it feeling light and effortless for summer.  The Corizon is ultimately a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll – perfect for downtown strolls!



Very Volatile Scandal (Women’s)

Very Volatile Scandal

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Are you a sucker for summer getaways? Or maybe the friend that books that spontaneous vacation weekend to spice things up? If so, this hot wedge is calling your name! The 5-1/4″ wedge has a palm leaf-like tropical texture that screams Hello, Bahamas! It would look great with a pair of white  cut-offs or a printed romper. Thick crisscrossed straps, a front zip-up, and peep-toe give it a sultry finish.



Naughty Monkey Feel Free (Women’s)

Naughty Monkey Feel Free

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Favorite dress on? Check. Freshly-painted toes? Check. Sequined clutch in hand? Check. All that’s missing now is this super-chic wedge! While the shiny metallic  leather is nice, the big sequined bow (obviously) takes the style prize. See? Glam can indeed go au naturel with a raffia-wrapped wedge heel – 4″ tall, too… just the way you like it!



Sperry Top-Sider Saylor (Women’s)

Sperry Top-Sider Saylor

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You’re the total girl next door – and you love your classics with a twist. This nautical-esque wedge by Sperry should fit right into your easy-breezy and clean style. The playful black leather/striped fabric straps add just the pop you need with neutrals. Wear this wedge with crisp whites for your daytime picnic with friends, or a classic LBD for a summer date night – I recommend a navy pier restaurant and an evening boardwalk stroll (hint, hint).



Naughty Monkey Starshine (Women’s)

Naughty Monkey Starshine

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Some may say you’re a total romantic… and why is that a bad thing?! When it comes to your fashion, you know exactly how to mix vintage and modern details. That’s why this beautiful Boho wedge should sweep you off your feet. The intricate cutouts, lace-up ties and contrast trim are pretty beyond words – and the 3-1/2″ raffia-wrapped  wedge heel goes well with your peasant skirts and printed rompers. Swooning yet?!

What wedge style is for you? What fashion pieces would you wear it with? Share your inspirations in the comments!

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