Scouring the stores for strong trend-led bargains this week, I noticed that Boohoo is doing a particularly good take on the craze for high-backed ankle strap shoes this week: and it's really driven down the cost of this designer-led look. First let's check out the 'Taffy' shoe, which is priced at just £18:

high back sandal

The shoe hits all the right notes for spring/summer 2013: the circular strap around the ankle section, almond toe, scooped out sides and a small, blocky heel. Its snake-effect multi-colour uppers give it a very summery feel, and the studs add just the right amount of edge. This is a fabulous designer 'homage' to the shoe styles recently seen at Valentino, et. al.

Not a bad combination of key trends for a shoe that costs less than £20!

This is a look that Boohoo clearly wants to run with, as I also spotted this gorgeous little 'Saffy' peep toe: ideal for pulling out of the cupboard later on in the season, it's a pared down version of Taffy with plenty of high summer chic credentials:

boohoo sandals

This beauty is priced at £22, and I simply cannot WAIT to step into shoes like this once it's warm enough for our toes to see daylight! Team this with some metallic nail polish for maximum results...