A moment, please, of gratitude for Lauren Bacall. It was the late actress who first brought the awesomeness of espadrilles to the United State’s attention by wearing the style in the 1948 film Key Largo, thus making Americans wardrobes just a little bit better for generations to come. Just think of all the warm weather outfits you’d miss out on without jute-soled shoes to slip on!
The one below, for certain, wouldn’t be nearly as great. It has an effortless, almost accidentally cool effect, as if you tossed everything on for comfort and just wound up looking awesome. It’s polished enough for an easygoing office (or a stricter one on casual Fridays), but can seamlessly transition to any post-work drinks, dinners or ice cream dates (hey, it’s summer!) you’ve got planned, too. And because we know you’ll want to wear it many more times than just once, here’s a trick to save things from feeling stale: Change out the accessories for other gold pieces—or even black. So long as you’ve got an even balance of texture and colors happening, it’s fine to rework the details.
Bennett Dress, $130, us.aritzia.com; Bette Collar Necklace, $120, Katie Diamond, barneyswarehouse.com; Long Linen Waistcoat, $79.90, zara.com; Lagan Espadrille, $395, Mother Of Pearl, LuckyShops.com; Luxembourg Bag, $329, apc.fr