Could sandal season be complete without the espadrille? I think not, yet must confess that I used to loathe them. Remember when they were just this floppy canvas upper with an itchy jute sole? My, how times have changed, and with them my attitude. These days, they come in a bazillion fabrics, heel heights and styles. It's almost like anything with a rope or natural looking sole gets filed under espadrille. Here are a few of my favorites. I'm especially in love with stripes and florals but the 2 tone cut out style is just fierce. The striped high heel with bright T-strap is a simple, sexy change from the norm. But if you long for a traditional version with a punch, the Missoni chevrons are adorable. Whatever you choose, you can't go wrong with the espadrille, it's the sandal that embodies summer.