With lockdown restrictions easing, we're casting off our cosy loungewear and welcoming more optimistic modes of dressing for the summer season. Sure, the sun isn't the most reliable in the UK, but there's one sartorial pairing that is a certainty in warmer weather, whether the skies are blue or it's raining and muggy: a dress and sandals.
Arguably the most effortless of fashion teammates, no matter what your style preference – minimalist or maximalist, traditional or more avant garde – a dress and sandals is your throw-it-on-and-go get-up for working from home, strolling by the sea or heading to brunch with friends (all while social distancing, of course).
Ahead, we've found nine women demonstrating just how easy it is to pair a dress and sandals, from the new 'ugly' shoe to the prettiest prairie pieces around. Click through for inspiration aplenty.