I’m going to be oh so non fashion and talk about summer, which feels a little odd as I sit snuggled on the sofa with a coffee and slab of Hotel Chocolat to keep me warm. I know all the retailers are focused on the first drops of new season and the weather is feeling rather autumnal but I haven’t had my summer holiday yet so until I have, I’m still focused on my summer.
Kingfisher Leather Espadrille at Topshop – £55
Which brings me onto my latest purchase. I think I’m becoming a little espadrille obsessed, I hate gladiator style strappy flat sandals and the slider trend just isn’t suitable for commuting so espadrilles for me are the perfect summer footwear of choice.
The price of espadrilles, even on the High St has crept up and they’ve become more luxe using leather or suede. On a recent trip to Topshop I found a pair that ticked the box for two trends in one; luxe leather espadrilles and ankle ties! I really wanted another pair with ankle straps similar to my Mango Valentino-esq pair from last year, but I couldn’t find anything similar without spending £80 plus on a pair. This Topshop pair are pretty perfect and the slightly flatform sole gives me a bit of extra height, I would say they are a little on the small size fit wise as I had to go up to a size 40. The leather is very soft and most importantly the ankle ties stay up, but at £55 they are a little bit on the pricey side for Topshop. They still have these in stock so if you’re doing your last minute holiday shopping you need these in your suitcase!