We thought we’d never see the day… but, plot twist, the sun has finally come out to play!

And yet, since we remain on the cusp of a shift in season, deceptively chilly days are still catching us off guard – and navigating this in-between territory poses its challenges.

Enter the cleverest trans-seasonal footwear combo since sliced bread (or the podiatric equivalent), plucked from recent styling on the runway that champions the once-controversial marriage of socks and sandals. No longer confined to clueless #BritsAbroad, the pairing cannily captures the spirit of spring without sacrificing on practicality.

Follow suit with our styling and team chunky Holland and Holland socks with cult Marques’Almeida croc-effect leather sandals for a playful partnership, or change it up and weigh-in on the trend with dainty, stacked and wedged variations from the likes of Marni, Prada and Tabitha Simmons.

Slip into spring, frostbite-free, with our edit of sock-friendly sandals and sandal-friendly socks: