Anna Wintour's $53 Flat Shoes Just Proved This Trend Never Went Out of Style


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By this point of the summer, I've officially lost count of the number of cool New Yorkers that I've spotted wearing espadrilles, leading me to question whether or not I need a pair of my own. Despite once being considered "out," the warm-weather shoe style has a timeless appeal, which is why them being haphazardly replaced by far trendier footwear styles, like platform flip-flops and clogs, for the last few seasons never really sat right with me. But it wasn't until Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour was spotted in her own espadrilles that I felt truly vindicated.

To attend Huma Abedin's birthday party at Bradley Cooper's NYC apartment, fashion's most-trusted tastemaker wore a pair of baby-blue Soludos espadrilles, not unlike the ones she wore to the Australian Open in 2019. With the lemon-embroidered flats, she added a striped Prada dress and a vintage Fendi baguette bag. Afterward, Wintour elected to walk home as opposed to grabbing a cab or taking the subway, a move that I can only assume had something to do with her comfy-casual shoe choice. Ahead, shop the $53 style that Wintour trusted for her late-night walk around the streets of New York and more buy-worthy espadrilles.


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On Anna Wintour: Prada dress; Fendi bag; Soludos Lemons Smoking Slippers ($53)

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.