Once the wet weather finally wanes and we get a slight shot at summer, Mattie Lacey-Davidson has found the best shoes for day and night whether you have high ambitions or prefer to keep your heels close to the ground.

The fashion world's obsession with straps, cut-outs and lacing up is a trend that will see you through into the winter if not beyond, so look out for strappy sandals and shoes that caress and entwine their way up your leg.

For the very best longevity go for an open toe or open heel - or both - ankle boot. The chunkier the heel the better. Next season's boots will be moving into the '70s disco era.