It’s official, spring has sprung and now we’re well on our way to hot and sunny summer days! And what better way to welcome the heat than with some chic summer shoes! With all the BBQs and beach days coming up on your calendar you’re sure to need a pair (or two!) of cute new shoes for all these activities. So put some pep in your step with the latest shoe trend: espadrilles! These aren’t just your average sandals–espadrilles have been upgraded to include sneakers, slides, lace-up wedges, mules, and flatforms. Below, we’ve picked out some of our favorite straw-wrapped styles that are ready for every adventure and occasion!

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Summer Sneaks

Whether you’re taking a stroll through the park or shopping along Venice Beach, you’ll want to do so in comfort and style, and sneakers are always a casual go-to. Take it a step further with these beachy espadrille style sneaks (AKA: sneakerdrilles)! Get a luxe-yet-laid-back look with the Steve Madden Wright Gold Leather Perforated Slip-On Espadrille Sneakers, or take a walk on the wild side with the sassy Mabry Leopard Print Slip-On Espadrille Flats. Looking for something on the trendy side? Look no further than the Coconuts Mighty Fine Black Flatform Espadrille Sneakers; with its leather upper, O-ring zipper, and straw wrapped flatform sole, they’re sure to catch the eye of every It-girl.

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Slip Into Style

There’s no doubt about it, slides are the go-to silhouette for sandals this season, but the addition of an espadrille sole gives these styles a carefree air that’s refreshing and casual. Slide on the MIA Kensi Natural Suede Espadrille Slide Sandals with your fave sundress, or style them with a swimsuit and sarong and take them poolside. Got a vacay booked and running out of room in your suitcase? Not to worry–the MIA Brenda Natural Floral Print Gingham Espadrille Slides are easy to pack and have the perfect tropical print! Last but not least, the Banji Rose Gold Espadrille Slide Sandals are great for grabbing brunch and getting attention thanks to their chic, rose gold sheen.

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New Heights

Let these fresh sandals lift you up, literally. Chunky flatforms with raffia-wrapped soles are a fresh take on that pair of wedges you’ve had in your closet for ages. We’re loving the texture and natural vibes of the MIA Ava Natural Rafia Flatform Sandals. Want something a bit fancier? Make a statement with a shiny metallic pick like the Loraine Silver Espadrille Wedges, or take on two trends with one shoe by stepping out in the Chinese Laundry Zala Red and White Gingham Espadrille Flatform Sandals, in an of-the-moment gingham print!

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Flat Out Fabulous

Looking for the low-down on a comfy everyday espadrille? The Gamila Mauve Suede Slip-On Espadrille Sneakers have got you covered day in and day out with their casual look that’s as comfortable as it is easy to style! Or maybe something a bit more bold? Mix things up with the Dashiell Multi Striped Lace-Up Espadrille Flats. Their sunny yellow stripe print and stylish lace-up silhouette pair perfectly with sundresses and cutoff shorts alike. For a tropical take on the trend, slip into the Cay Green Multi Tropical Print Slip-On Sneakers. Their vibrant palm print and cushy, flatform sole will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to paradise!

Thinking about trying the espadrille trend on for size? Shop our espadrilles and let us know which ones are your faves in the comments below or share pics by tagging #lovelulus on Instagram!