If there is one thing to take away for the SS16 season it's that relaxed dressing is big news.
All the various elements - from deconstruction, loose shirting and fluttering ties to exposed shoulders, whispy sheers and louche pyjama trousers - mean we can barely be bothered to get dressed, let alone put on shoes.
That’s where this season's hero shoe comes in; the backless shoe.
A progression from the mule and the slide (which dominated the last few spring/summer seasons), the new shoe is so flat you’re a step away from bare feet.
Gucci’s backless loafers, which filled all of our social media feeds when it debuted just over a year ago at the fashion house's autumn/winter 2015 catwalk, are still one of the most sought-after pieces.
Want proof? Just look to the number of pairs spotted on the streets of the recent autumn/winter 2016 shows in London, New York, Paris and Milan.
Such was the demand for them that they had a reprise on the AW16 catwalk - proof if ever we needed it that they have become a dressed-down style staple.
But, let’s be honest, they’re slippers. Slippers, you can actually wear to work. Win-win, no?
Whether you go for the traditional Persian babouche style (pronounced ‘beh-boosh’), or Céline’s v-cut slipper reinterpretation, just make sure you're slipping into some backless sho More