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Emmy Rossum, Karlie Kloss, Solange Knowles and Olivia Wilde Credit: Getty/Rex

Style Spy: Barely-There Sandals

While some shoe trends burst onto the scene, all buckles and brazen heels, others filter through more steadily, gathering a legion of stylish fans in their wake; cue the barely-there sandal.

Deceptively simple, the barely-there – or two-strap – sandal has become a firm favourite with the A-list, both on the red carpet and while out and about. An elegant, leg-elongating and utterly versatile style, it’s not hard to understand why.

Day To Night

There’s nothing we love more than those easy-to-wear extras that can transform a daytime ensemble into evening chic. Emmy Rossum’s barely-theres put a sultry spin on an all-black look, with toe nails painted to match her poppy red pout. A heel to have close at hand in the desk drawer…

Ladylike Minimalism

Modelling Stuart Weitzman’s Nudist Sandal in its most literal form, Karlie Kloss ensures the delicacy of her white lace dress isn’t overpowered by opting for her pair in nude. Choose a neutral shade for toenails to maintain the minimalist effect.

Elevated Tailoring

To master a tailored look you need a leg-elongating heel. While we’d usually opt for a pointed single sole, Solange Knowles proves the barely-there sandal can add an extra level of sass, particularly when metallic.

The Antidote

Working the Print Clash trend? Make like Olivia Wilde and avoid going overboard in the shoe department by picking out a pair of barely-there sandals in one of the key hues from your outfit.

Shop our edit of the barely-there sandals no shoe collection should be without below.

Stylish sandals need toe nails to match so find out the perfect Pedicure Pairings.

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