I’ve mentioned before that I have a weakness for metallic shoes. I’m drawn to all things metallic in general in a bit of a magpie way but ever since I first set eyes the metallic Stella McCartney flatform trainers I haven’t been able to get them off my mind.
I can’t remember a time when metallics have been such a prominent trend. Maybe we’re finally starting to get bolder this A/W and stray from the usual dull, dark, winter shades. Forget about that statement clutch because this season all eyes are on the shoes.
There’s only one rule: the shiner the better – so start off with subtle metallic details such as buckles, heels or toe caps and before you know it you’ll be proudly sporting the shiniest shoes in town.
Platforms aren’t shoes that I usually go for but I love how the slim heel of these Topshop Slim Platform Sandals keep the shoe elegant rather than chunky and cheap. In an attempt to curb my spending, when I see an item of clothing that I like I try to think of 3 different items of clothing within my wardrobe that I would wear it with. In this case I would go with Levi Mom jeans, my leather trousers or one of the many black dresses tucked away in my wardrobe.
Glitter? Check. Metallic block heel? Check. Mules? Check. You couldn’t ask for a better party shoe than the RAZZMATAZZ Facet Mules if you tried. This shoe is genuinely flawless in my very biased, Topshop obsessed eyes. As I was scrolling through the Topshop website on Sunday evening, looking at all of the things that I can’t afford until Christmas is behind us, I added these to my wishlist and believe me when I say I will make these mine and you should too. I’m imagining them paired with a satin black jumpsuit or worn casually with black sheer socks and raw hemmed jeans. Watch this space – outfit post coming as soon as Santa treats me with these babies.
Last week I featured the burgundy Topshop loafer boots and this week its the gold version that has caught my eye which are equally as beautiful. These ones are definitely more out there and aren’t for the faint hearted. Keep the rest of the outfit simple with classic pieces such as a ruffled blouse and black jeans and the shoes will do all of the talking without looking tacky.
The JUSTIFY fringe loafers are in a similar family to the Karamel loafer boots with them both being gold and Gucci dupes. To avoid looking like something your grandma would wear, you need to be careful with how you wear loafers like these but have faith, they have amazing potential to make an outfit rather than break it. If you’re unsure stick to skinny jeans, neutral separates and a biker jacket.
With all of the high shine glitz and glam that comes with the metallic trend, it’s easy to forget that rose gold counts as metallic. Going down the rose gold route is an easy way to embrace the trend with the rose element helping to mute the intensity of a metallic shoe. The mule style of these topshop heels means they can easily be stored away after the Christmas party season is done and dusted and emerge as a key transitional piece in the summer.
River Island footwear is always a pleasant surprise with its affordable prices so is now one of the first places I look when I’m in need of new pair of shoes. I recently featured a pair of their boots in my Victoria Square £100 Festive Outfit Challenge post and was able to bag them for only £30. A necessary addition to your party wear wardrobe, these silver scrappy heels from River Island are priced at only £40 and when you think of them in terms of cost per wear, they’re worth every penny.
Remember what I said about rose gold counting as metallic? Now think about what I’ve just said about River Island’s affordable footwear. The RI rose gold cross scrappy heels are everything you need and more to overcome any fear you may have previously had of the metallic trend. Give them a whirl on the dance floor and your shine will never dull even when the lights come up.
Opt for zip front platform shoes as the perfect alternative to trainers when flat shoes are all that your feet can handle. The metallic colouring allows you to dress up an outfit without having to compromise on comfort as you do with heels while also offering a fun alternative to the everyday brogue.
Gold screams luxury and there’s something about incorporating it into your outfit that makes everything look so much more expensive. With River Island’s Gold Scale Effect Platform Heel Sandals you can feel a million dollars without having to spend over £50. Winning.
Another gold pair of heels you need in your wardrobe to nail the metallic trend are gold sock boots. Add a pair of majorly frayed hem black jeans and a band tee to be crowned grunge queen of the season.
Metallic shoes don’t have to mean fancy heels, metallic trainers have just the same effect in giving an outfit the kick that it needs. On trend and comfortable? What more do I need to say to convince you? Any excuse to wear trainers works for me.
Mary Jane’s are a perfect way to add an element of cutesie femininity to an outfit. With these ones from River Island by your side, no matter what you decide to wear with them whether its a dress, midi or jeans, they’re sure to go perfectly and help you to shine the whole time.
I’ve had my eye on a pair of Nike cortez since interning in the press office of a shoe company during the summer when I was surrounded by them. Declared in said shoe company’s press office to be the fashion girl shoe of the season, taking over from Stan Smith’s you’d be in the best possible company with these bronze detailed cortez in your wardrobe, filling every walker-by with envy overtime you walk down the street wearing them. While we’re on the topic of Nike and metallic trainers, these black and gold Nike trainers would make the perfect gym shoes. You know what they say about Summer bodies being made during the winter and if these aren’t motivation to get to the gym i don’t know what are.
As for these metallic bow heels from Miss Selfridge I actually think my heart may have skipped a beat when I spotted these on the ASOS website. Perfectly girly, on trend and well priced. Gimme, Gimme. These were made for me.
Hopefully this edit of metallic shoes has encouraged you to embrace the metallic trend with open arms. For another #TuesdayShoesday shoe edit check back next week.
In the mean time come say hi on Instagram where my shoe obsession has a habit of taking over my feed.