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Paloma Barceló “Velati” Leather Wedge Sandals: Blue Skies, Blue Sea, Blue Shoes

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Fresh and nautical, I’d love to wear these Paloma Barceló wedges for a day out on a sailboat. Or better yet, a fully-stocked yacht. There’s a lot happening on these perfectly summery platforms, but the overall feel is smooth and simplistic. Just a trip of rope in between two panels of leather, instead of an all-rope wedge, make them seasonal but not so espadrille-specific. Intricate, contrasting straps give the shoe a polished, grown-up look. Over a thin sling-back, they sex it up: no easy feat for a navy and brown espadrille wedge. To top it off, you won’t feel like your feet are going anywhere if you end up pounding the pavement. But maybe best of all? You’ve got to love the price: Frugal Snob approves! On Net-a-Porter for $315.

Pair with: Play up your sophisticated preppy side by lightly coordinating your shoes to Henry cuir’s “Oracle” tote, woven leather with the look of rustic straw. At Barneys New York for $1,780.

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