Want to give a nod to the nautical look without looking like you’re on your way to sailor-themed costume party? These ‘Laura 2’ peep toes by Guess are perfectly preppy and full of summery style, but their nautical flavour is a little bit more subtle than some other styles I’ve featured here.
These are also a really easy way to wear white shoes, if you like the look of them, but share some of the reservations I’ve shared in the past about being able to pull them off. The red and blue sections help tone down the blinding whiteness of them, for one thing, and the fact that they have open toes means that they’re less likely to have the foot-enlarging effect a closed-toe shoe can. I absolutely love these, and think they’re more or less the perfect summer shoe: they make me want to go and sip a glass of Pimms at the country club, while watching tennis, which is really weird, because I hate tennis.
Not convinced by the colour scheme? These also come in black and gold, and they’re £168 at Sarenza.