The pom pom sandals you’re about to see a lot of on the beach

And they’re a high street bargain

river island pom pom sandals

And they’re a high street bargain

We know at the moment it’s more winter coat weather right now, but on the off chance you’re looking for the perfect summer sandal anyway, we’ve got just the pair for you.

They come courtesy of River Island, and have gone down a storm on Instagram, thanks to their colourful folk print and fun pom poms. Not to mention the friendly price tag of £36.

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Naturally, such a pretty design is Insta gold, and influencers have been having a field day sharing their #fromwhereistand snaps from exotic locations.

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They’re still available in all sizes online too, so if you fancy a bit of optimistic retail therapy, you’re in luck.

Shop now: Black floral embroidered pom pom sandals for £36 from River Island

Incidentally, we think they’d go really well with that blouse everyone is talking about...

Shop now: Blue stripe frill border blouse for £35 from River Island

Here's hoping we'll have a bit of sunshine for the long weekend then.

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.