An espadrille is a casual flat shoe, which originates from the Pyrenees. These simple shoes are becoming more and more popular and are suitable for both men and women. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of rope or rubber moulded to look like rope.

Many celebrities have been swapping their usual ballet flats for a pair of these comfy and casual slip-ons, which add an air of holiday chic to wet and windy Britain.

Dress to Impress:

Keep it casual! Just swap your usual relaxed pumps for an espadrille, perfect for popping out to have lunch or catching up with friends. Also great on holiday for when you’re bored of your sandals but it’s too hot for trainers. If you want to look more dressed up opt for the wedge espadrille for a bit of glamour.

Hot Mess:

The espadrille is often worn in England by sailors, so try not to play up the granddaddy sailor theme, keep your outfit casual.