Friday, 28 June 2013

5 of the best work-savvy sandals

From top left: nude, £120, Kurt Geiger; tan, £24.99, New Look; white, £60 (previously £75), Whistles; white, black and tan, £135 (previously £169), Hobbs; black, £39.99 (previously £49.99), Zara.

It's hot, humid and the sun is shining. Weather like this is pretty much a good mood in a bottle but one thing that's certain to put the dampeners on things is swollen, sweaty feet. If the thought of squeezing your toes into yet another pair of black courts is making you feel sick for something new then utilise the onset of summer as the opportune time to experiment in your footwear choices. Less in-your-face that a new dress, switching to sandals can be the update that your wardrobe needs to freshen up in times of rising temperatures. Although their very name may scream "white sands and bright blue seas", these open toed and strappy styles can still work in a formal environment by keeping tones neutral and toenails polished.

Flatform styles, like these beauties from Zara, have the added bonus of comfort whilst still boosting your vertical proportions but if you can't bear to part ways with a narrower heel then look no further than Whistles, whose ankle cuffed pair are a delightful introduction to this seasons's hottest (lack of) colour: white. Kurt Geiger offers leg lengthening appeal with a set of nude straps whilst bargain fashionista favourite New Look delivers a gorgeous set in tan suede that will carrier you from boardroom to bar to beach. Finally, if one colour just isn't enough for you then take a trip down to Hobbs, whose block heeled numbers tie white, black and brown together into a shoe aficionado's dream. Best of all, no matter what style you decide to go with in the morning, you can rest assured that each and every one will allow a gentle breeze to tickle your toes - and what could be more summery than that?


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