The Best Espadrilles To Buy If You Want To Copy J-Lo, Paris Hilton and Meghan Markle

They're the ideal summer shoe.

Meghan Markle espadrilles

by Natalie Hammond |
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It's official: the off-duty shoe choice of celebs is espadrilles. With their origins rooted in Mediterranean charm, espadrilles have walked their way from quaint seaside towns to the fashion capitals of the world. Take it from Paris Hilton, who was spotted earlier this year wearing a pair of white espadrilles while in Miami.

Paris Hilton Espadrilles
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Meghan Markle also relied on espadrilles for royal duties that were on the slightly more smart-casual side of things. She took pair of wedge espadrilles - a great multitasker - for the couple's tour to South Africa. Both she and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, swear by the shoes from Castañer. The Spanish brand opened its first workshop in 1927 - and is famous for creating the first wedged espadrille with Yves Saint Laurent.

Meghan Markle Espadrilles
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From one queen to another, J-Lo was also seen wearing a pair of classic heeled espadrilles. She effortlessly pairs crisp, high-waisted white trousers with a delicate, semi-sheer blouse in a soft, neutral hue.

J-Lo Espadrilles
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They're ideal for wedding season - chic and so much comfortable than spindly stilettos or point-toe pumps - and work just as well on holiday (take it from the Love Islanders) as they do in real life. If they're good enough for royalty...

Shop: The Best Espadrilles

CASTAÑER Carina 80 Canvas Wedge EspadrillesHarvey Nichols

The brand loved by royalty, CASTAÑER are known for its springy soles and unmatched comfort. This pair features a woven cut-out heel and a chic tie at the ankle.

Saint Laurent Logo-Embroidered Canvas EspadrillesNet-A-Porter

Saint Laurent's espadrilles are made from canvas and have jutes soles - perfect for walking during the warmer months. The Saint Laurent detailing also elevates the espadrilles.

Tommy Hilfiger Suede Flatform EspadrillesTommy Hilfiger

To add a pop of pale pink into your outfit, accessorise with these espadrilles from Tommy Hilfiger. Featuring the classic TH monogram, these shoes will give you that old money aesthetic that's so on-trend right now.

Mint Velvet Cream Raffia Wedge HeelsMint Velvet

Espadrilles don't have to just be a casual shoe and with wedged heels they can be dressed up. Pair these natural wedge heels with linen trousers and a matching waistcoat for a look you can wear to a wedding, or to the races.

Zara Contrasting Tied Wedges Zara

Another option of heeled espadrilles are these wedges from Zara, which feature straps that can be tied around your ankle to elongate your legs when wearing any mini dress.

Ralph Lauren Raffia Slingback Espadrille Ralph Lauren

These espadrilles are almost a mixture of a ballet flat and a slingback heel. Made in Spain with natural raffia and Italian leather, unlike a lot of slingback shoes, these ones are super comfortable.

ZIMMERMAN Sol EspadrillesMy Theresa

If you're into monochromatic dressing, these espadrilles should you perfectly with anything you've already got in your wardrobe. The striped tie sides are very flattering, and the contrasting lace gives the shoes a more gothic edge too.

Chloé Pary EspadrilleChloé

In a gorgeous cream colour that screams garden parties and Wimbledon, these Chloé espadrilles would look best styled with a midi or maxi (or even midaxi) white dress. Add some summery accessories like a chunky bangle or colourful bag and you're good to go.

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