lanvin-sandals.pngIt's hard to get too excited about flat shoes...or is it? Lanvin have got us all of a flutter today with what are essentially a very simple pair of sandals - made in their inimitable understated style with plenty of glamour to be found in the supreme-quality materials. These sandals have a beautiful metallic sheen on the bronze-toned straps and a subtle wedge that's just high enough for a bit of a lift.

The shoes are a breath of fresh air for those who weren't too keen on the 'gladiator' look, which now seems to have been fully replaced by this style of simple and minimalistic shoe, which is perfect for showing off a tan or your favourite shade of nail polish in the sun. If you really love them they are £430 at Net-a-Porter where you'll find several other highly appealing summer styles from Lanvin, including these embellished python sandals - which have a sparkly embellished heel that reminds us a little of the current trend for caviar nails!

This summer really is going to be the summer of simplicity when it comes to shoes, so if you haven't got the spare £430 lying around you'll definitely want to explore the look elsewhere on the high street for copycat looks. Betty Jackson Black have a similar, single-strapped flat sandal for just £26 in the Debenhams sale and we're loving this flat Haze sandal for £25 at Topshop. Essentially, if you've never really liked heels and you're never happier than in a pair of the most basic flat shoes, you're going to be kept quite happy by fashion's whims this summer!