You better get these Zara sandals before I buy them all

Who cares that it's not sandal weather?

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(Image credit: Zara)

It may not be sandal weather yet, but that's no reason not to get excited when you come across an amazing pair of sandals, even more so when they cost less than £40.

I don't often get excited about shoes - I know, I know, a crime when I work in fashion, but what can I say, I'm more of a bag lady.

However I'm more than happy to be proven wrong, which is exactly what happened when I came across these Zara sandals while browsing the site for my cut-out trend edit.

They hit the perfect balance between a minimal sandal (still dreaming of those The Row naked sandals), and a slightly more maximalist one.

The simplicity lies in the simple crossover straps, while the killer detail is the metal toe ring. They honestly look so much more expensive than they are that I can't quite believe the £35.99 price tag.

They're flat too, which makes them so much more wearable for me. They come in two colourways, black with a gold ring, and white with a silver ring, and as it's a bit of a 'Sophie's choice', I will just be getting both, especially as the white ones tie into this season's silver jewellery obsession.

I would snap these up ASAP if I were you, as I can't see them staying in stock very long, especially as I'm tempted to buy them for all of my friends.

If you aren't fast enough, don't worry, I've found some similar styles that you can shop below.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.