karen-millen-zebra-shoe.jpgI think these new, faux-ponyskin platforms from Karen Millen are just adorable. Available in either leopard or zebra print, they put me in mind of particularly smart and well groomed pets! But putting the mawkish sentiment to one side for a moment, I can see these stylish sandals with their sparing and controlled flash of animal print being insanely useful summer shoes. The overall colour scheme is neutral, and they'll provide just enough of the jungle look to help you pass the season's fashion trials without overdoing it.

In both styles, the heel is covered with a snake-effect and the straps are decorated with a leather bow. £150 at Karen Millen

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