Starting out as a small boutique, Phase Eight has definitely grown since it was founded in 1979 by London-based Patsy Seddon. This design-led brand aims for feminine and colourful pieces that are both elegant and comfortable. Shoes from Phase Eight are delicate and feminine, with a pastel colour palette and soft textures. Leather lace-ups get a pale pink makeover, and court shoes nod to their vintage roots with satin pleating and pearl embellishments. Suede ballet flats in 100 percent leather are ideal for everyday wear and ankle boots are essential for casual outings.