It’s traditional to see red during July – Ruby is the month’s birthstone (and not just because of the red-hot weather). As naysayers to norms and fans of Dorothy’s ruby slippers we’ve mined this precious pair from Italian label No.21. Designer Alessandro Dell’acqua’s signature deconstructed bow design loops in beauty and knots couture into frumpy pool sliders. No need to click your heels thrice to make statement strides into the office or shuffle around resort pools. Dh1,720, levelshoes.com.