It’s official: ankle-tie sandals are the hottest shoe of the season. These slinky designs first caught our eye during Copenhagen fashion week, when they were championed by arbiters of taste including Pernille Teisbaek, Jeanette Friis Madsen and Thora Valdimars. Now, having witnessed everyone from Rachael Wang to Annabel Rosendahl pounding the pavements of New York wearing a pair, they’ve shot straight to the top of our FW19 wish list. Whether you’re drawn to timeless monochrome styles or playful pops of color, you’ll be thrilled to find that, rather than cutting you off in the wrong place, the sinuous straps are incredibly slimming on the leg – meaning these sexy shoes are the perfect accompaniment to fun party dresses and high hemlines. However, the most directional dressers will want to pair them with pants tucked in. Yes, really. It might sound like a daring proposition, but it’s exactly the kind of sartorial alchemy that will keep you one (or 10) steps ahead of the pack.
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