Slides have been around for many seasons, but they are definitely having their time now. From the humble pool slide, redefined in luxe fabrics, prints and embellishments to its sleeker counterpart, there’s a slide for everywhere, no swimming necessary.

There’s no need to confine the pool slide to the, well, pool. They can look chic and effortless for any daytime occasion.

Top – vintage Paul Smith. www.paulsmith.com

Jeans – Gap  (Customised by giving a  raw hem ) www.gap.com

Bag – Chanel. www.chanel.com

For an easy daytime look, these Gucci slides work just as well in the city, as they do poolside and give an edge to a classic, casual, monochrome outfit. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a pool slide, it works with so many styles from dresses to pants to jeans and gives an unexpected edge to a look without straying into too “young” territory.

Jacket – Anthropologie. www.anthropologie.com

Jeans – Zara. www.zara.com

Tank – Gap. www.gap.com

I’ve picked my top slides to give your outfit a summer upgrade, including my Gucci ones which I am wearing on permanent rotation.

These satin knot slides from Zara are perfect for daytime chic and will take you right through to evening. The luxe look belies the price tag. $39.90 from www.zara.com

These Steve Madden have designer looks without the designer price. The chunky sole works well with pants, denim or shorts. $59.95 from www.stevemadden.com

The pretty embroidery on these Jeffrey Campbell denim slides give them  chic edge, wear with a white, floaty midi dress for instant style volume. $95.00 from www.jeffreycampbellshoes.com

Fringing and a gorgeous shade of red gives these slides for And Other Stories style points. perfect with a patterned cropped pant. $95.00 from www.stories.com

The texture of these fringed Sol Sana slides gives them a raffia type look and will add a great contrast to pants and dresses. Chic enough to wear for evening too. $95.00 from www.shopbop.com

These Gucci slides have fast become a favourite, available in different fabrics, they work best with pants, jeans, or shorts and are just as at home, at the beach, or the bar. $290.00 from www.gucci.com

A new addition to the Gucci slides is this pearl embellished one, these wold look great with any of your summer midi dresses, adding a casual elegance. $595.00 from www.gucci.com

With their pretty oriental satin fabric and gorgeous embellishment, these slides are perfect for any time of day and will up the style ante of any outfit. $890.00 from www.neimanmarcus.com

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