A lot of people have mixed feelings about sandals, seeing them more as a hot weather necessity than as a shoe to look good in. Happily, this season is all about the sexy sandal, with plenty of styles available that really flatter the ankles and lift your summertime look. We've seen some beautiful new styles from the usual suspects: Sam Edelman, Stella McCartney et. al, but high street names like Whistles and Topshop have also really come up trumps this season with some styles that will positively sizzle in the sun.

Whether you prefer a flatter sandal, a wedge or something with just enough of a heel to lift your longest maxi-skirts off the ground, there'll be something in this gallery to suit your tastes. This summer, the biggest sandal trend is 'mixed media', so look for style with varied colour straps, different textures and prints.

Click on the image above to see all our favourite sandals for spring/summer 2013