3 of the best floral trainers, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

Monki’s totally affordable summer sandals

Left to right: bow sandals, £25, and padded pool slides, £25, both monki.com

There have been a couple of occasions recently where I’ve complimented someone on their outfit and it turns out it’s from Monki. I have to admit, I’ve never bought anything from Monki, but after all of this endorsement I thought it was about time I had a look. And it turns out that as well as the really affordable, fashion-forward apparel (including a navy pinstripe pair of dungarees that I think I might have to buy), it has some really cool shoes. In particular, its offering of simple, minimal summer sandals.

Left to right: flat sandals, £25, cross strap sandals, £25, and tie leg sandals, £25, all monki.com

Now, these shoes are not expensive, but they’re not made of leather either, so that’s great if you’re a vegan. It also means you should only expect them to last this summer (depending on how often you wear them, obviously). However, if you’re after a quick new season footwear fix, you can’t do better. And don’t forget to check out the clothes while you’re there!

Three of the best: floral trainers

Navy floral sneakers, £25.99, zara.com; Keds x Rifle Paper Co, £58, anthropologie.com; floral New Balance trainers, £78, freepeople.com

What better way to get some summer vibes on your feet than with a bit of a floral print? And there’s plenty on offer, trainers-wise, this season, too. Go classic retro with Keds’ collaboration with Rifle Paper Co, or for something more contemporary, look for a print on a dark background, like these from Zara and New Balance.

My new job!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I have a new job! I’m now acting fashion editor at the London Evening Standard, covering maternity leave until early next year. Panic not: it’s three days a week, so I will still have plenty of time to write this blog! But if you pick up the Standard on your way home on a Tuesday, keep an eye out for my name! Oh, and it also means that three outfit posts per week will involve me looking relatively smart…how refreshing.