June 26, 2011

Shoe of the Week – Espadrilles

This week has been crazy and I am sorry for posting this Shoe of the week so late.

As mentioned in a lot of posts before, I have a thing for wedges right now. Those are my favorite go-to shoes, so comfortable, but they give you a certain leg length! My new favorites and at the same time the highest pair in my shoe closet are those super cute suede red Espadrilles with the roses on the tip. Espadrilles bring this instant flair of sailing and summer with them and give every outfit this lightness, no matter how dressed up you are.


{TK Maxx}

Espadrille comes from the french/catalan word for a tough Mediterranean grass that was used for making ropes. Those shoes have been made since at least the 14th century in the Catalonian region. The sole has been made out of this grass and the top is made out of canvas. Normally those shoes are flat, but in recent years modern Espadrilles have also been high-heeled. They can also have laces added to them to hold them securely in place. The traditional shoes are worn by men and women, but the modern version is often only worn by women. They got especially popular during the 1980s and the TV series "Miami Vice", where Sonny Crockett wore them often. Today, they are often associated with summer and maritime fashion.

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For a day with the girls


Those shoes just call for a maritime styling and therefore work well with blue, polka dots or stripes. Go for a simple shirt and a high-waisted skirt in a popping color and you are dressed. I added this cute cardigan with pearls that look like polka dots to work with the cool temperatures. Blue and/or red accessories complete the outfit.


What I wore

Top, Shirt and Cardigan: H&M
Skirt: Thrifted
Earrings: Kitsch-City
Necklace: Gift from my parents


For a business lunch


Yes, some of you might argue that this is too casual for a business lunch, that of course depends on the business. Wear those wide-legged jeans with a red blouse and a black blazer with smoking detailing and it is at least business casual for my taste. I added gold jewelry with some pearl details. Pearls are always great business accessories, so you ladies out there applying for jobs, stock up on them :)


What I wore

Blouse & Ring: H&M
Pants: Long Fashion
Blazer & Necklace: Thrifted


For a fashion/blogging event


This outfit is a bit more risky as the black blouse is see through and the skirt is quite short. The bright red accessories pop out against those otherwise clear and neutral pieces. I wore a nude top with pearl details under the blouse to make it more appropriate. With short skirts like this, one should never go without tights, even girls with perfect legs. I chose black with a seam in the back that gives the outfit an old-fashioned vibe. 


What I wore

Skirt & Belt: H&M
Blouse & Scarf: Thrifted
Top: TK Maxx
Tights: Esda
Earrings: gift from my parents



Savannah said...

I love those shoes! They are perfect. I love all of your outfit ideas for them too! You look great :)

the girl never gets older said...

oh, I love the black outfit with red details! and your wedges are one of the cutest pairs of shoes I've ever seen! ♥
great blog, full of amazing, beautiful pictures :)

Anja_AHeartandSoulStory said...

Thx girl! I am still a bit hesitant to wear the shoes sometimes, they are so high and I am like more than 2m with them, but they are too cute to neglect them completely!

Anja_AHeartandSoulStory said...

thx a lot! Really love black with red detailing, one of my favorite outfit combinations!

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