Whether you go for black, tan, white or metallic, a pair of neutral-coloured sandals will be your summer staple. Pair with a satin midi skirt for work, white jeans at the weekend or your favourite summer dresses to head off on vacation.
White sneakers have become a sartorial sensation in recent seasons, acting as the perfect dressed-down antidote to maximalist floral dresses, metallic midi skirts or statement-making pants. They also look great with simple jeans and a blazer, making them a truly versatile addition to your year-round wardrobe.
OK, so you’ve got your trusty plain sandals to wear everywhere from bus stop to beach – now you need a pair with that extra fashion kick, the type of flats you can slip on in place of heels for a summer garden party, or for cocktails al fresco in a sunny destination. Whether you choose prints, studs or showstopping hardware, these are the compliment-worthy sandals you’ll never want to take off.
Offering more coverage than sandals, without the hot-weather woes of sweaty boots, a pretty pair of summer shoes will be your saviour paired with skinny jeans, cool linen or this season’s tailored shorts.
Got your white sneakers sorted? It’s time to up your game with standout styles ranging from on-trend chunky looks to mesmerising metallics. Keep your outfit slightly plainer with these designs – a fantastic pair of ecru jeans or denim skirt will complement the shoes without contending for the limelight.
Words : Sophie Hines