When you ruminate on Chanel’s most iconic pieces, of course handbags jump straight into view. Who can deny the decades-long tenure of a quilted 2.55? But if you put down the arm candy and step away from the tweed, there’s a new Chanel icon rising up the ranks. One that encapsulates French Riviera dressing better than any other piece on the rail. Welcome to the reign of the Chanel espadrilles: an item that is searched for between 10,000 and 100,000 times a month, according to Google Analytics—with April being its peak moment.
As soon as the sun bursts through the clouds of early spring, you’ll see the leaders of the style set, from fashion buyers and editors to street style stars and A-listers, all breaking out their trusty Chanel espadrilles; aka, the official shoe of the summer. Chic yet comfortable and inimitably elegant (especially for a flat), there’s no other shoe that strikes the balance between style and sensibility quite so well.
No wonder then, Chanel espadrilles are fast becoming one of the fashion house’s must-have pieces each and every time the summer season starts to come around. So to make sure you’re in-the-know about summer’s cult shoe, keep scrolling for your complete guide to buying and styling Chanel’s iconic espadrilles.