Remember back in your school days when the summer holidays seemed to last for ever and you dreaded the prospect of returning for another year of snore-inducing Shakespeare and mind-boggling maths?
Even as an adult, September has the power to induce the same end-of-summer gloom as we wave goodbye to the hottest weather we've had in ages and the last Bank Holiday for four months. Sigh.
But there's one good thing about cooler weather and the change of seasons: new shoes!
The autumn collections are landing in shops now, so it's the perfect time to pick up some cool courts or on-trend boots like Dune's Studded Block Heel Ankle Boots (£125) to perk up your work wardrobe.
Ready to indulge in a bit of retail therapy? Here's our pick of the stylish shoes that should help you banish those back-to-work blues...