I took a pretty long hiatus away from the blog. Life just got busy but I am glad to be writing again. So welcome back to all my readers! I’ll be doing a quick review today on the famous Chanel Espadrilles. Surprise, surprise …they are of course one of my favourite shoes.
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There is a reason why Chanel espadrilles remain such a staple summer shoe till today. I was a little late in jumping on the bandwagon but better late than never. Nothing screams more Parisian than these pair of buttery smooth leather beauties that epitomise classic chic , timelessness and functionality all in one package. They come in all kinds of designs and fabric every season but I find the leather ones the most versatile and definitely the pair to go for if you are purchasing your first pair .
Here is my quick review about the pair that I own.
Any regrets? No.
Durability ? Pretty good so far after a year. I don’t usually baby my shoes . Just DO NOT wear them in the rain
Sizing ? I am usually a true size 36.5 acrose the board (ie Valentinos, Gucci , Aquazzura, Stuart Weitzman) in most shoes and have fairly wide feet. This is a rough guide but I’d say go down a half size as there are actually no half sizes for the espadrilles. It has to be a snug fit from the beginning as they do expand to at least a half size larger after a while. Therefore I am glad I did not get a 37 even though it felt more comfy than the 36 initially
Where did I purchase it? The Chanel store at Westfield Bondi Junction. They were a tough find as the 2 main stores in Sydney were constantly sold out.
Versatility ? For sure. Keep reading below to see how versatile they are and the many ways you could wear them to elevate the look of various outfits
1.Wear it with a mini skirt/shorts
During the spring/summer months, I do love a classic white tee paired with a pair of comfy skirt or shorts. I think a pair of espadrilles really complements a casual outfit quite effortlessly on days you want to throw something on quickly and head out the door to do errands or just for a day out.
2. Wear it with cropped jeans
I wore my espadrilles a lot while walking around in LA during winter and it felt great and buttery smooth on my feet. I am quite picky when it comes to walking shoes due to swollen bunions but the espadrilles were a great choice for walking and I think they work well with a pair of cropped jeans and a casual trench coat
3. Wear it with a midi skirt/dress
I am all about comfy wearable, low maintenance clothing like this leopard print skirt from Zara. The leopard print trend is still going strong and I think it is fast becoming a new “neutral” or staple piece these days.
I would love to hear your comments about your experience with the classic Chanel espadrilles and what are your favourite colours or designs. Let me know if this article has been helpful in helping you purchase your first pair ! I am thinking of adding more to my collection such as the fabric ones so would love to hear your reviews too. You can scroll through the shopping carousel below to check out some pre-loved Chanel espadrilles .