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Heather Friedmann is a full-time working mom who loves being kept busy. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and Francophone Studies and Environmental Studies (double major) and a Master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Her international travels and her always well-dressed husband have inspired her interest in the fashion world and designer handbags, and she enjoys writing about both fashion and Boston happenings for Ask Miss A.

Four Fun Espadrille Choices

There’s something about sunshine and spring flowers that makes me desperately crave a fresh pedicure and some open-toed shoes.

Although it’s too jarring to “leap” right into flip flops, espadrilles provide a practical transition into sandal season and somehow manage to be comfortable, yet make you look put together when worn with a more casual dress or skirt or some ankle-length pants.  Another added benefit of espadrilles is that the heel is much more bearable for all-day wear than stilettos.

There are literally hundreds of espadrille options to choose from, but here are four simple, affordable (ranging from $21.99 to $99), neutral go-tos to consider adding to your closet collection for spring that I’d recommend to anyone, anywhere:

1)      The Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Idalis” Espadrille Sandal – $69 at Bloomingdale’s.

The Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Idalis." Photo courtesy Ralph Lauren.

Crisscrossing elastic straps top espadrille wedges for easy, chic, comfortable summer style. From Lauren by Ralph Lauren.

Heel Height:3.75″
Platform Height: 0.5″

2) The Lacoste Calavante – $99 on Zappos.

The Lacoste Calavante. Photo courtesy Zappos.

The Lacoste Calavante wedges will help you keep you warm-weather cool while heating up that classic wardrobe.

Heel Height: 2″
Platform Height: 0.5″

3) Target’s Xhiliration Tallis Espadrilles – $24.99 at Target.

Xhiliration Tallis Espadrilles. Photo courtesy Target.

Heel Height: Approximately 4.25″
Platform Height: 1.25″

4) Old Navy’s Open-Toe Espadrilles – $21.99 at Old Navy.

Old Navy's Open-toed. Photo courtesy Old Navy.

Heel Height: Approximately 1″
Platform Height: 0.5″

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