Before flip-flops ruled the earth, the chicest summer shoe a woman could wear was the espadrille. With their saturated colors, stacked straw soles and dramatic ankle straps, they epitomized cote d’azur cool. These days, we want the same beachy vibe but with a bit less bulk, which is exactly what the new Soludos for Madewell collaboration delivers. Streamlined silhouettes, cool patterns and a discreet layer of rubber at the sole — they’re espadrilles fine-tuned for the modern era.
TO BUY: Soludos for Madewell low-cut espadrilles, $45-65 at madewell.com