The 'ugly' German orthopaedic sandals are flying out the stores after a renaissance on high-fashion catwalks First there were "nan shoes", "chunky sandals" and "pool sliders". But this summer's trend ugly
Escapism is one of the pleasures of getting dressed. Fashion's most outlandish fancies are often derided as ludicrous. It's easy (and sometimes fun) to carp "Would they wear it in Wigan?" at outré couture,
Photograph: guardian.co.uk Jess Cartner-Morley combines two fashion hits of this year, pastels and metallics, bringing them together into one look. Here she shows her selection of matching pieces Photograph:
Pack away your oversized hoops this summer and opt for a statement stud. Whether it's fluoro and jewelled, an animal design or a luxe cube shape, statement studs are a practical and stylish way to earn
Fashion buy of the day Women's shoes Still on the hunt for a pair of flattering, but vaguely comfortable, spring/summer shoes? We are, and the task has taken so long that the sales have actually started.