You know what a freak I am for a tan sandal. They are summer footwear that goes with everything (other than a neutral espadrille).

It is so easy to tie yourself in knots at whether you ought to get a sandal that is neon or covered in pompoms but the good news is that you can absolutely can have either of those as long as you also have a pair of tan sandals.

I would also argue that it’s best to have a pair of slides, rather than anything that needs to be done up with a fiddly little buckle.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be on your way out, having located and put on your childrens’ shoes and found everything else you need and be in, you know, quite the flap already.

Then you’ll have to chose between the sandals with the fiddly little buckle and any other shoe that you can just slip onto your feet without having to put everything down and sit down to do up the buckle.

Strangely enough, 8 times out of ten, you won’t choose the shoe with the buckle. And this is why we end up not wearing most of our wardrobes.

So here are some lovely tan slides I have found for you.

Ancient Greek – not cheap but the last word in a beautiful sandal:

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Or these:

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These Dune sandals are THE sandals of the season, as I have said before. I’m not a fan but then WTF do I know – I didn’t think tiny little bags or cat eye sunglasses would catch on either.

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You could do these if you want something more relaxed:

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Steve Madden is just so good at a really wearable, classic shoe with no weird twists

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