Our mission at Secret Trips is always to travel as light as possible. We dream of cantering past the carousel, chucking a bag in the boot and hitting the road. This means paring down our holiday wardrobes to the essentials. A couple of white shirts. Some well-tailored shorts. A dress that works wherever you wear it. The stumbling block with this is almost always shoes, which we madly over-pack like Imelda Marcos when she’s moving house. What we were always longing for, it turned out, was a pair of summery-as-the-sun Kate Gommino driving shoes by Tod’s. They’re perfect for road trips, obviously, but also work brilliantly on the beach. And the handsome metal chain means they’re smart enough for cocktail hour. The only problem? They come in a rainbow of colours. Which just might compromise our plans.
Kate Gommino driving shoes, £520, Tod’s; tods.com