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Forget boat shoes, espadrilles and those legions and legions of rope-embellished heels, this summer the perfect complement to the nautical look is a pair of eye-popping red platforms... and if they have a wooden heel, then even better!

These River Island ones certainly tick the boxes and would look oh-so-fab with a pair of smart, cuffed shorts and a polo t-shirt. Great for wearing on into the night, they're £69.99.

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