Green t-bar sandals, £45
Barely-there sandals are back for summer, and River Island are getting in early, with these green t-bars, which are also available in black, white and silver. This isn’t a new look, obviously: barely-there sandals are a summer staple for many people, but they experienced a surge in popularity last year, during which even I started to come around to the idea of them. (Not that I didn’t like them before, you understand: it’s really my feet I don’t like, so shoes that are more foot than shoe are never very high on my wish list!). In terms of these particular sandals, I like the fact that the different colours all suggest different types of outfit. The silver would be perfect for an night out, for instance, the black and white versions are simple, but sleek, and these? Well, I think this bright green colour is very fresh and summery: it would contrast nicely with basic black or white, but I decided to go with some spring-like florals instead: Floral-print trousers are another trend from last summer which we should still be seeing a fair bit of this year. They’re one of those items that I loved on other people, but wasn’t quite brave enough to try for myself, mostly because the available prints all seemed to be rather “busy”. I think a print like this one, with a white background and a two-colour floral, would be fairly easy to wear, and they’re also a nice change from the skirts and dresses I usually wear in warmer weather, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for a pair like them. As these shoes expose so much of the foot, I like the idea of wearing trousers with them, just to balance things out a little – and I do love to dress up a casual outfit with a great pair of heels!