Straw bags aren’t the only It-accessories for this season. Many are also turning to other woven products to complete their summer look. We’ve already tackled the oversized sun hats, so now let’s talk about woven shoes and espadrilles.
This style isn’t new in the Philippines as we can often find woven slippers and slip-ons in local stores. But it’s still a big deal when several people start appreciating it. Glamour listed the woven design as one of the must-watch affordable trends for spring/summer. Likewise, Fashionista‘s Alyssa Vingan Klein raved about a St. Agni pair which, she says, is “equal parts current and classic, meaning that I won’t have to retire them as soon as September rolls around.”
What’s great about woven shoes is that you can go for a variety of styles. They can be flats or heels, and even opt for ones made from sustainable material. So what are you waiting for? Shop our picks below for a pair or two.
St. Agni Paris Woven Leather Slippers
Cop the exact pair that was featured on Fashionista. St. Agni’s slippers are made with woven leather and come with a low Cuban heel, making it comfortable to walk in. The color gives off a “subtly aged” look that will look great even on workwear. Available on Net-a-Porter.
Habin PH Lucia in Blue
Habin PH is known for creating durable fashion pieces with local artisanal fabrics. The Lucia espadrille’s insole is made from woven abaca while the strap’s fabric is Ilocos Abel. This is a comfortable choice for the city and the beach. Available online.
Zara Braided Flat Shoes
These slip-ons come in a nude color and a low heel, and it’s made with a raffia-effect braided detail. You can pair this with anything from pants, skirts, and sun dresses. Available at Power Plant Mall.
Habi Basics Gray/Cream Sneakers
Yes, even sneakers have adapted the woven style. This Habi pair is made from environment-friendly materials, and the woven detail gives it that vintage feel. The gray and cream color combination also gives us a ’50s vibe. Available at Go Lokal, Robinsons Place Manila.
Viajecito Alpargatas Venezolanas
Made with soft woven canvas material, Viajecito’s Alpargatas Venezolanas is a comfy choice for daily walks. They also have tassels in different colors so you can choose depending on your mood and/or style for the day. It might be a little difficult though because there are so many combinations! Available online.
ForMe Wedge Espadrilles
Take a break from your usual stiletto heels and try these wedges. They’re have a woven design from the sole to the tip, while the straps are made with faux leather. We suggest that you wear this with your white T-shirt and jeans ensemble. Available at SM Mall of Asia.
Two Chic Manila Pineapple Slides
Add a tropical touch to your look with these slides from Two Chic Manila. The sole is woven while the strap is made from canvas and has a pineapple embroidered on it. This is both beach and city-appropriate as it is comfy to walk in. Available online.
Art by Yayie Motos
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