One in Every Color: Castañer Espadrilles

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Stacie Flinner Castaner Espadrilles-4

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. This timeless shoe is offered in an array of colors and heel heights right now, 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 since many of us are looking forward to warm weather vacations it’s the perfect time to snap up a pair (or two) of these classic summer shoes. I prefer the 60mm and 80mm heel heights since part of an espadrille’s charm is that it’s easy to walk through grassy parks and sandy beach restaurants, if they get too high the comfort factor goes down. This brown suede version pictured above is the most recent addition to my collection which I purchased from Net-A-Porter (they always seem to have the best selection of colors and heel heights). 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, other outfits here, here and here.)

FAVORITE CASTANER ESPADRILLES:

Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 2
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 4
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 1
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 5
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 8
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 7
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 6
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 9

For an effortless summer look wear your espadrilles with this eyelet dress and a whimsical pair of earrings in the city or at the beach!

xx, SF

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay x Stacie Flinner-23
Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Cable Knit Cashmere Sweater-8
Stacie Flinner Castaner Espadrilles-1
Stacie Flinner Castaner Espadrilles-7

FAVORITE CASTANER ESPADRILLES:

Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 2
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 4
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 1
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 5
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 8
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 7
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 6
Castaner Espadrilles x Stacie Flinner 9

8 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
      Author
      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
          Author
          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
      Author
      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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