The official footwear of summer is the espadrille, and these beautifully crafted Valentinos are the best of the best. Not only are they what you wear on the beach, they’re what you wear when you want to feel like you’re on the beach, so landlocked Snobs will love the tropical style. With flat and wedged incarnations, you can go all season long with nothing else. If you can’t splurge on a Valentino, check out the Frugal Snob options below – they have just as much flair!
Valentino Macramé and Mesh Espadrilles: Romantic red macramé and trim makes these comfy flats surprisingly racy, proving that you don’t need height when you have heightened drama. On NET-A-PORTER for $595.
RED Valentino Flat Canvas Bow Espadrille: Perfect for sweet sailors or Snobs who want to look like sweet sailors! Pair them with a cute mini and make your way out to sea. At Neiman Marcus for $250.
Valentino Camo Lace Espadrille: Valentino’s camo collection made the army print pretty, and with lacy espadrilles, his mission continues. At Nordstrom for $595.
Valentino Lace-Covered Espadrille Wedge: Think espadrilles are too casual for your glam style? Think again – with a little lace and a feminine ankle wrap, you’ll be the belle of the beach ball. At Neiman Marcus for $495.
Bettye Muller Espadrille Slip-On: Nude shoes will match most anything, so if you’re the kind of girl who leaves packing to the last minute, there’ll be no worry about mismatched outfits. At Neiman Marcus for $150.
Jacques Levine Zora Eyelet Espadrille Penny Flat: Are you more of a boardroom babe than a surfboard one? Patent leather accents dress up these eyelet espadrilles à la “Penny” loafers. At Neiman Marcus for $120.
Soludos The Simple Sandal Espadrilles: These are just what you need if your feet long for a break from sandals. Plus, if you like to run around sightseeing, the ankle straps will keep you tied in for the ride! On Shopbop for $45.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Meg Slip On: Itty bitty bikinis mean that you have tons of opportunity to accessorize. Jewels, animal prints, and bright colors are all welcome. On Zappos for $75.