I love Pierre Hardy’s extravagant canvas wedges, with all their curvy, layered, stripy goodness, let’s be real: they are more for looks than they are for real life. When it comes to comfort and price, Kate Spade wins the battle of the rainbow stripe. Leave it to her (that’s right, you heard me!) to present us with a painless frugal option – yes, these wedges are more cuteness than edge, but they’re also a lot more wearable.
Rather than going for sensational all-over color, the strappy yet simplistic nude top allows for a lot more versatility, but the hypnotically colorful platform is super-fun. This is an espadrille with an advantage on the competition – jute has never looked so festive, though there’s nothing circus-y about them. With the Lindsey, you’re at liberty to pile on the color, or even better, get wild with a big, bold print.
At Neiman Marcus for $275.
Pair with: Be prepared for fun in the sun with a boldly accentuated straw tote, one of my favorite spring staples. The ones by Lanvin ($1,190), Jimmy Choo ($895), and Valentino ($3,745) all have fabulous flair.