Recently. I found myself thinking about pool sliders. After dismissing them as a footwear abomination a couple of months ago, I suddenly found myself a little bit obsessed. I couldn't stop thinking about them. The fashion lightbulb finally went off and I realised that they are a stroke of minimalist, low-key genius - if you wear them right. That means less Snoop Dogg/Lion's sock and sandals combo and more Celine's pared back, minimalist elegance.
I prefer sliders with either a short hemline or skinny trousers cropped a few inches above the ankle to balance out the heavy flats but they look equally good with calf-length midis, pretty dresses or slouchy trousers for a more nonchalant look. Whichever way you choose to wear your slides, make sure you go sans socks! Here are my top 5 sliders on the high street:
Adidas Taedia sliders are for purists, fans of the classic pool sliders and a total bargain at £14.
Whistles Maddy pool sliders are the perfect marriage between luxury and sportswear. The best thing is they're only £35 in the sale.
Topshop's £65 Flashy slides prove that this trend is do-able even for the most bling-obsessed fashion magpies.
These chic snakeskin sliders look deceptively high-end, you'd never think they were only £20 from boohoo.
Of course Zara have some of the chicest sliders on the high street. My favourite are these metallic crossover sandals, which are only £19.99 in the sale.