Espadrilles, worn by the likes of Lauren Bacall and Grace Kelly, will always remain a warm weather classic. Paired with silk shorts, loose trousers or dresses, they are extremely versatile. However, with the rise of white-soled slip-ons and birkenstocks, and the always in-style canvas Converse sneakers, what use is one more “practical” shoe? Perhaps the essential espadrille should be more dressy, particularly as comfort shouldn’t always be informal. What better way to keep your look soft, feminine and elegant than with ballerina-pink lace Valentino espadrilles? Unlike the Tom-type closed canvas shoes, these could easily be worn to dinner and maybe even a light-hearted outdoor wedding.