While shopping around for summer sandals (yes, I'm getting in early!) I've noticed that there's only one trend you'll need to nail to be 'in the know' on SS 2013's footwear: two-tone straps. So many designs coming through this season look much like shoes we saw last year - but with straps in different colours. How about I stop harping on about it now and show you some examples!

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These three fine styles from Topshop, Rupert Sanderson and Sam Edelman are typical of the look, and available now to buy in time for the first signs of spring! I'm a particular fan of the Sam Edelmans pictured bottom left, which mix that fabulous 'sticking plaster' pink shade with a creamy white that's spot-on for the season, and I can see them looking awesome with so many floaty fabrics and 70s-inspired prints this summer. 

Keep an eye out for more dual-tone straps this season - they're coming thick and fast!