SPARE A thought for our poor old feet - we make them fester in chunky trainers all winter and expect them to look fabulous in kitten heels in spring. Now we're about to subject the wee things to the burning sands of the beach. Do yourself a favour and splash out on a pair of DKNY summer slippers, this year's most sensible beach accessory after your SPF15. These pretty plastic shoes come in clear or pink with a matching case which doubles as a mini beach bag. Well, feet deserve a holiday too.

pounds 75.99 available from Selfridges (tel: 0171629 1234).