's enough to surgically remove the swing from anyone's step. But we're not going to let a grey day get us down: let's look to a storming new week and a brand spanking new season's worth of style courtesy of luxe Italian label Gianvito Rossi:

Gianvito Rossi gold sandals

Priced at £445, they're a sophisticated and grown-up treat for anyone looking to party season from afar, and wanting to secure maximum style points before the season gets under way. And it's got more than a few of those on board: slender, curved straps to give a streamlined look, a minimalist toe section and the daintiest heels. I love the subtle green tones that shine out against the rose gold: a strong colour choice for A/W 2013.