It only takes a few rays of shine to get everyone in the mood for ditching their black clothes and swapping fleece lined boots for open toe sandals. A word of warning; don’t ditch those cosies too soon. It’s an annual dilemma – when exactly is the right time to quit with the socks? If you go too early, it’s cold toe hell for weeks; leave it too late and you risk looking like you just came back from a break in Alaska. Hmm. Personally, I can’t wait to sink my feet into the utter bliss of FitFlops in the new jelly colours; a pair of Strawberry Walkstar III’s has to be the ultimate temptation to throw caution to the wind and risk a chilly heel. Jane X

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