Sexy sandals are very much on my mind now that socks have gone from being a life-or-death necessity to an optional extra - so hot new open-toed styles are firmly on my style radar. The latest to grab my attention comes from stylist-turned-designer, Rachel Zoe:

Tan leather sandals by Rachel Zoe | ShoewawaRachel Zoe 65mm textured leather sandals >>

Featuring this season's essential gold, round-sided heel and the must-have thick cuff-like ankle strap, these shoes hit all the right notes for those wanting to sizzle in spring summer style. I like the choice of vintage chestnut brown leather, which is unusual for summer and will look lovely worn with the season's colourful patterns and florals. 

The textured effect on the leather is also particularly beautiful, giving the sandals a warm, tactile look. I love the way it continues all the way through the sole, offering an interesting counter point to the extreme simplicity of the shoe's pared down silhouette. 

Available through LuisaViaRoma, these shoes are priced at £252.