Before you opt for a default high heel, let us draw your attention to this pair of party pros in flats. Alexa Chung, pictured at the Serpentine Gallery's Pavilion launch party, wore a boucle and lace bustier dress with x2 unexpected going-out accessories: a rattan bag and pointy, ankle strap sandals. Then Keira Knightley, who was at Wimbledon with hubby James Righton, joined the Chungster by wearing flatter-than flat pointed loafers. As you can see, an unadorned closed toe situation looks fresh and, as well as being comfortable, will shuffle you one foot forward into the new season.

Weekend wardrobe looking a bit meh? Try a strappy back.

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