stone-metallic-heels.pngIf you're looking to embrace the laid back classy styles we saw on the s/s 2012 catwalks, a pair of wide-strapped metallic detail sandals is a wardrobe essential this season. Channel Chloe, Lanvin, Stella McCartney et. al. with this 'sensible chic' look that's all about understated glamour with just a hint of 70s boho.

We think that Dorothy Perkins have got the look just right with this style, which is a great value buy at £30 here. When we viewed these shoes in store we were pleased to see that the gold toned accents were every bit as shiny as they appear here in the photograph, and didn't look cheap or brassy - the colouring is just right.

We'd like to see these worn with some chic, loose-cut clothing - perhaps a sheer blouse and gathered skirt with a wide belt and floppy hat.