neutral-shoes2.jpgWe've got to that awkward time of the year when it's not quite possible to jump into full-on summer attire, but we have an instinctive urge to at least ditch the darker colours and embrace spring with paler fabrics. The entire look can be trashed in an instant if you're forced to team it with dark, wintry-coloured shoes, so why not pick up a pair of neutral shoes now and save yourself the pain?

Here are a few safe options for all budgets.

Top row:
3.1 Philip Lim X Cellnet wood platform heel; £540 at My-Wardrobe
Wallis nude block-heeled court shoe; £36 at Wallis
Dune laser-cut nude heels; £85 at Dune

Middle row
Office Holey Moley heels in neutral leather; £76 at Office
House of Harlow pearl platform courts in tan; £200 at Selfridges
Neutral cut-out jazz shoes; £25 at Dorothy Perkins

Bottom row:
Belle by Sigerson Morrison neutral leather platform sandals; £216 at My-Wardrobe
Miss KG 'pumpkin' espadrille wedge; £55 at ASOS
'Gazelle' nude nubuck cut-out shoe boots; £68 at Topshop