YES YOU CAN: Wear strappy sandals with anything

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

Effortless with everything from dresses to denim, the key to the right sandal is not just about style but comfort. Try them on towards the end of the day when your foot is at its largest and check the straps aren’t so tight they look unflattering – or so loose they offer zero support. Finally, if they can be crisscrossed up your leg, make sure they stay in place!

How to wear strappy sandals with anything

Go low and comfy

A midi skirt with an asymmetric hemline is the most flattering way to showcase a high-wrapping ankle strap. Image: The Style Stalker/BL AUBLUT-EDITION.COM, Skwad Photography

A lower heel is the smart (and safest) way to start wearing a multi-wrap strap.

Skirt, £295, Joseph

Blouse, £129, Whistles

Earrings, £14, Aloe Earrings

Sandals, £49.99, Mango

Bag, £495, Strathberry

Pick a pastel

Chunkier, rolled straps offer more comfort and look great with city shorts when looped around the slimmest part of the ankle. Image: The Style Stalker/BL AUBLUT-EDITION.COM, Skwad Photography

Paler shades look great with spring’s neutral tones.

Playsuit, £38, Next

Cardigan, £29.99, H&M

Ring, £385, Lark and Berry

Sandals, £35, Office

Bag, £59, John Lewis

Stay in the loop

A turned-up jean elegantly draws attention to a chic ankle strap. Image: The Style Stalker/BL AUBLUT-EDITION.COM, Skwad Photography

If you’re ankle-shy, try a single strap with a buckle.

Jumper, £125, Reiss

Blazer, £250, Reiss

Trousers, £150, Reiss

Sandals, £125, Iris & Ink, The Outnet

Bag, £29.99, Mango