1High heels with tassels, Patrick Cox, pounds 196. These high heels in antique gold leather with their tassel details are more fashion shoes than practical. But their height makes them flattering to the leg, good shoe for wearing with skirts and they'll certainly withstand a British winter. From Patrick Cox. Enquires. 0171 235 5599

2 Flat lace-ups, Russell & Bromley, pounds 110. These smooth, antique- effect leather lace-ups are classics. Team with wide leg trousers for a masculine look. Available from Russell & Bromley, 24-25 New Bond Street, London W1. Enquiries 0171 629 6903.

3 Shiny black loafers, Armando Pollini, pounds 165. If it is a neat, strong look you're after try these black loafers in high shine leather with an engraved metal bar. Available from Armando Pollini, 35 Brook Street, London W1. Enquiries 0171 629 7606.

4 High heeled lace-up, Jones the Bootmaker, pounds 69.99. Although these might resemble something your Grandmother would have worn, they're just the thing for this winter. Available from branches of Jones the Bootmaker nation-wide. Enquiries 01323 649 408.

5 Square-toed, mock crock loafers, Bertie pounds 69.95. These loafers with fashionably square toes and belt buckle detail are great value for money: a good sturdy shoe that should last and last. Available from Bertie stores nation-wide. Enquiries 0171 935 2002.

6 Button-detail loafer, Pied a Terre Rouge. pounds 139. For understated chic you can't beat this pair of high shine square toed loafers with their smart side buttons. A modern cla sic. Available from selected branches of Pied a terre. Enquiries 0171 491 3857.