This week marked the official start of spring, and despite the delightful warm weather, we're not quite ready to bare our toes. We loved seeing how Julie of Sincerely, Jules and Glamour style editor Megan Gustashaw paired the Neel with printed pants and spring jackets for a fresh transitional look. Megan describes why Neel is the perfect transitional shoe: "The espadrille heel and Mary Jane shape make the Neel feel like a spring shoe but the covered toe and dark colorway totally fly in fall. I love how comfortable they are and how solid the heel is — you can walk miles in these babies!"
BONUS: This weekend only, we're taking 20% off all Loeffler Randall espadrille styles. Simply enter the code ESPADRILLE20 at checkout to receive your discount. This sale ends March 26 at 11:59 pm EST. Click to shop Loeffler Randall espadrilles.
Make sure to check out our Pinterest for more espadrille style inspiration, and get stoked for summer with Megan Gustashaw in our interview below.
You love New York summers so hard. What are you most looking forward to this season?
Megan Gustashaw: It's true! I'm most looking forward to eating outdoors and riding bikes and walking around without a jacket on. Even though I love living on the East Coast, summer is my favorite season.
What is your spring/summer style inspiration?
MG: All-American bombshell. Yes, I just said that.
What is your favorite sentence that you've written in the last month?
MG: "Because it's Friday: an illustrated guide to Fall 2012's statement collars." Cool project. Cool day of the week!
What is the last thing that made you laugh?
MG: My husband always makes me laugh. He does funny impressions of our cat and of wacky NY people he encounters during the day. I love a good impression. We also sing 90's jams in our apartment together. That always makes me laugh.
I tend to splurge on: shoes, duh!
I tend to save on: I can get down with some affordable denim.
I always find a treasure: on eBay! If you're looking for a "classic" piece like a trench or a leather shoulder bag or are just, like, obsessed with a brand (i.e. me with Ralph Lauren Purple Label), eBay is great.
Spring reading: I'm in the middle of Freedom and don't want it to end! The characters in this book are going to stay with me for a long time.
Guilty pleasure: Raucous dinner parties. Things with lots of cheese.
I have loved LR since 2005? I was working in a clothing store called Shop in the LES. There was a pair of white anaconda boots. It was love at first sight.