bertie-sandals.pngBertie's summer shoes are well worth a look if you like your sandals simple, clean and with a good chunky cork element to them - all qualities that will easily pass muster with the coming season's fashion regulations I'm happy to say. The style is as easy to wear as it is easy on the eye, and the abstract patterning just adds a note of knowing chic.

Available in two equally attractive colourways, the 'Floriano' style is £75 at John Lewis. The brown and yellow version shown here has a sunnier, lighter feel to it but both will work well with the summer's stupendously versatile black and brown combos - think winter 2011's black riding boots with the chocolate brown tops. It's a lazy dresser's dream, as it fits in so well with so many of your wardrobe essentials. 

Of course, the chances are you're still rocking those long leather riding boots as the British weather makes a return to sandals feel like a distant dream, but why not live dangerously by investing in a pair now?