Our pick of the best shoes to see you through the whole of the season

1. The Loafer 

These understated loafers by Mark McNairy are perhaps the most versatile shoes on the list; as capable of dressing up your beachwear as they are paring down a slick trouser and jacket combo. Team them with a lightweight, air-tied suit for a look that's equal parts relaxed and refined.

2. The Sneaker

This season's sneakers are all about sleek, no-nonsense silhouettes, so what could be better than Margiela's fresh take on the classic Jack Purcell Converse? With each wear, the white shell cracks further, revealing the bolder tones underneath. Grab a pair (if you're quick) and wear with everything.

3. The Sandal

Sandals are something of a love or hate affair, but if you're not a fan, prepare to have a sudden change of heart this season. Sandals are everywhere right now and the simpler the better. This minimalist pair from Kurt Geiger make ideal beach material and if you're feeling brave, take them to town with a pair of tapered trousers.

4. The Boot

'Boots?!' I hear you cry. The sun might shine now and again, it might even be hot - but warmer weather doesn't command the redundancy of everything but the sandal. Pair this muted Jimmy Choo offering with a slim pair of light-coloured jeans for a look that will take you right through to Autumn.

5. The Espadrille

Another classic brought back to life for SS14 is the espadrille. Front-runner in the race is this relaxed rope style from Virgil Abloh's own brand, Off-White. Espadrilles may be at home on the beach but don't be afraid of rocking a pair in place of your sneakers or slip-ons.