Espadrilles hark back to an era when Bohemian style meant wearing traditional, Mediterrranean clothing with a rustic simplicity. Think Picasso and his entourage plage-ing it on the Cote d’Azur. No mass-produced, foam rubber and nylon ‘trainers’ here.
Off to a sunny climes for an Easter break? Here’s a head to toe look to get the locals talking and keep you cool. The seersucker blazer from Topman makes a change from the blue or grey fine stripe associated with this fabric. The pink of the blazer sets off nicely the deeper red of this colour-banded vest by Jil Sander. I love these wide-legged shorts (also by Jil Sander), which will definitely air you to the best advantage if you’re heading somewhere steamy but equally look classic enough to wear in town as well as at the beach. Finally, some classic espadrilles grounding the look with a touch of Mediterranean tradition in black .