5 Alternatives to Flip-flops


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Espadrilles
Espadrilles, traditional sandals of Spain and the South of France, are breathable and bright.
Espadrilles, traditional sandals of Spain and the South of France, are breathable and bright.
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These sandals feature a rope base that can add a lot of interest to a summer look, and they're highly versatile. You'll find espadrilles in a wide range of styles and textures, from printed canvas to strappy metallics to the perfectly neutral leather that does a great job of dressing down a maxi dress.

They can add height, too, which comes in handy for longer dresses and wide-leg pants. For while espadrilles can be flats, they also commonly come in platform and wedge styles that read casual and high-fashion (and tall!) at the same time.

Try pairing them with a flirty chiffon dress and printed head wrap for a breezy summer look from head to toe.

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