When the Princess of Wales steps out for a summer function, she usually opts for a colorful short sleeve midi in a lightweight fabric or a pleated shirtdress in a geometric, animal or polka print. She loves to wear earthy accessories including leaf baubles, petal drop earrings and coral hoops with her warm weather outfits.

Still, the one thing she never leaves home without is her Castañer Carina 80 platform wedge heels. Kate’s light tan espadrilles are handcrafted in Spain in a rich soft suede with a fun and flirty lace-up at the ankle.


The 3.5 inch wedges have been worn by the princess on around 10 summer occasions including on a visit to the Chelsea garden show, a trip to the Caribbean and a journey to South Wales.

Inspired by the mediterranean and the coastal chic styles of seashore socialites and  cosmopolitan women, the sustainable shoes are perfect for sunny beach vacations and tropical getaways. Designed with recycled cotton canvas at the heel along with a natural jute rope, these summer espadrilles can be paired with capris, denim mini skirts or flowing summer dresses.

Celebrities like Nicky Hilton, Vanessa Hudgens and Rosie Huntington-Whitely own their own pairs of the jute espadrille wedges. In addition, Duchess Meghan loves the Carina Wedges in black canvas while Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton covets the Castaner Carina in the shades taupe tostado and cream.

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The flower tipped ankle-tie shoes are currently on a special sale and reduced from $200 to $80 at Net-a-Porter. Shop the espadrilles HERE 

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