One in Every Color: Castañer Wedge Espadrilles

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Castañer Espadrille Sale:

When I find the platonic ideal of something – be it the perfect turtleneck, oxford shirt or espadrille – I’ll often buy it in every color. Since many of us are currently tidying our closets and giving more thought to the clothing we keep, I thought it was apropos to start a series on the items I love so much I buy them over and over again. I’ve owned numerous pairs of Castañer’s perfectly proportioned espadrilles over the years and they are essential for warm weather getaways. Perhaps it’s odd to highlight a summer shoe in January, but right now I’ve found them on sale for $40-$80 ($40 is unheard of!) at several of my favorite online shops, making it the perfect time to snap them up in every color.

I love brands with storied pasts and Castañer’s history stretches back over two centuries to 1776 when Rafael Castañer, the family’s first espadrille maker, was born. The family-run business opened their first workshop in Spain in 1927, was nationalized to create espadrilles for the Spanish army in the 30’s, and by 1970 they were creating wedges for famous fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent.

Today, they continue to offer the perfect wedge espadrille year over year, and January sales are the perfect time to snap up a pair (or two) of these classic summer shoes for a fraction of their typical price. This brown suede version pictured above is the most recent addition to my collection which I purchased from Net-A-Porter’s massive January sale, and I also own them in pink, yellow, red and black. Castañer’s wedge espadrilles’ cushion-y jute-wrapped soles are so comfortable I brought them on our world trip and wore them hiking around Machu Picchu. (Proof here.)

As it pours outside I’m dreaming of wearing a pair with this eyelet dress and these shell earrings during a warm weather getaway next month!

xx, SF

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7 Comments

  1. January 15, 2019 / 10:18 pm

    Hi Stacie,

    Thank you for this fun post – gorgeous shoes. I really appreciate the links to some of your closet staples and I realized I’d love a whole post dedicated to the rest of your wardrobe staples. LOVE, love, love your style! You might be horrified to hear that I am 50 but your style is so beautiful and timeless and it really works for me: stylish, demure, feminine, and elegant – what woman wouldn’t want to be all those things?

    Thanks for considering,
    Suzanne

    • Stacie
      January 16, 2019 / 2:43 am

      Hi Suzanne, This is the best compliment and I’m flattered to hear you identify with my style! Curating a timeless wardrobe is definitely my aim here, and I hope I still love and use the pieces I’m buying today when I turn 50! Happy to do a summary post of wardrobe stapes soon. Thank you for the suggestion! xx, SF

      • Addie
        January 24, 2019 / 6:37 pm

        Would also love to see a post on your wardrobe staples!

        • Stacie
          January 24, 2019 / 10:46 pm

          Noted! 🙂 Thanks for reading Addie! xx, SF

  2. Ashley
    January 15, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    Thank you for posting! I bought two pairs.

    • Stacie
      January 16, 2019 / 1:34 am

      I’m so happy to hear that! You are going to love them! xx, SF

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