One of our favorite ways to instantly add a bit of an edge to an outfit is to wear a pair of silver, or metallic shoes. Even though they are hip and glamorous, silver shoes or gold shoes go with everything as they’re a neutral, making them a perfect addition to your closet.
In this article, we go into more detail about why silver shoes are so fabulous for every season, as well as some of the best silver shoes and shoes that go with everything for you to choose from.
Silver and gold shoes have become really popular partly due to some of the fantastic designer options on the runways this season which have, in turn, inspired the high street.
why a slightly edgier item like a metallic shoe can breathe life into your closet
Give your outfit a bit of an edge
You could take the simplest outfit of jeans and a t-shirt or sweater. Silver shoes will make this very classic look more edgy and therefore more interesting.
Give the outfit some extra sparkle
Silver shoes are an easy way to give your outfit a bit of sparkle which makes it appropriate for any celebration or to celebrate life in general.
Add a bit of hipness for a young-and-hip vibe
There’s nothing wrong with looking more current and adding a bit of hipness to your style. Although we don’t necessarily want to look younger, it’s always nice to look more youthful.
Jona @the50plusgirl above wears an outfit of wardrobe classics, and updates it with her silver slingbacks.
Silver or gold shoes work with many outfits
You can wear metallic shoes with almost anything, in the same way you would a pair of black, white or nude shoes. So, if you’re looking for shoes that go with everything, read on!
No need to wear heels!
There is no need to wear heels to make your outfit look festive and chic. Metallic shoes already do that. And not only if you wear heels. Most of the shoes featured in this article are really comfortable which means you can walk on them all day and still look chic!
Let’s take a look at some of the most stylish silver and gold shoes you will find in stores now.
Recommended silver shoes
Below are some of the best silver shoes we found online that are comfortable, yet hip. Each of these would be a great addition to your wardrobe.
Silver heeled sandals
If you have an event or party to attend this season, how about a pair of silver heeled sandals? The Bandolino heels (below) have a cushioned footbed so they should keep you comfortable even if you’re standing for a long time. They also come in gold if you prefer.
Silver flip flops
Onto a much more casual choice for you, the Birkenstock sandals (below) will go perfectly with your vacation wardrobe, or just for wearing with your jeans in the warmer months.
AllSaints is a great go-to if you want edgy, yet timeless outfits, and the strappy sandals (below) are no exception.
Chunky soled sandals are particularly on-trend at the moment, so you can combine metallics with being of-the-moment. Perfect to add a constrast to your more feminine dresses.
You don’t have to opt for heels to get a very glamorous look. A pair of pointed flats look incredibly glamorous with everything from jeans to party dresses.
If you want to add a bit of height to your sandals, you could opt for a pair of espadrilles. The wedge sandals (below) also come in platinum and bronze metallic shades.
Add a sparkle to an otherwise preppy style by choosing silver loafers. The Sam Edelman bit loafers (below) would go beautifully with your cropped or skinny jeans.
Block heel sandals
The asymmetric strap sandals (below) have a higher heel than others on our list. However, if you do want to add some height, these have a wide, block heel and a cushioned footbed, so they should be easier to walk in than most high heels.
The silver wedges (below) would go well with your summer midi skirts and dresses, your wide pants or crop flare jeans. They could be a good choice if you have a summer party or wedding to attend, and you don’t want to worry about getting your heels stuck in grass or uneven surfaces.
silver shoes – Open toe sandals
A pair of open toe sandals that combine the look of sandals and boots are the perfect shoe for transitional weather.
Cushion sole sandals
The LifeStride sandals (below) are a classic choice that you can wear for formal occasions, or to dress up your jeans for dinner.
Silver wing tips shoes
Take inspiration from menswear, and give it a twist. The silver oxford shoes (below) could be worn with dresses or pants, and reviewers say they get lots of compliments whenever they wear them.
You could also elevate your casual wear with a pair of silver sneakers. The FitFlop sneakers (below) are designed to cushion your feet with each step.
Perhaps you prefer gold. Your shoe choice will probably be the same as your jewelry choice. If you wear silver or gold jewelry, you could match your shoes to it. Let’s look at the best gold shoes you could choose now.
Tory Burch’s Miller sandals are a timeless classic that come out in different colors each season. You could choose the gold (below), or they also come in silver as well as a wide choice of other shades.
Gold peep toe sandals
The Paul Green Cayanne peep toe sandals are proving incredibly popular with 40+ readers, and we can see why. Ideal for wearing with everything from your jeans to your dresses.
Asymmetric strap gold sandals
An asymmetric strap elevates the style of the Franco Sarto sandals (below) would look good worn with your shorts on vacation.
Chunky sole gold sandals
The lugged soles give the Paul Green sandals (below) a sporty, contemporary feel.
Gold heeled sandals
If you have summer events and parties, and are looking for a shoe that will go with everything from a pants suit to a dress, the Naturalizer heels (below) could be the perfect option. They have a contoured footbed to give arch support.
Gold toe post sandals
For a flat style that would look good with your maxi dresses or palazzo pants, you could choose the Sam Edelman toe-post sandals (below).
Gold block heel sandals
For the minimalists among you, the Steve Madden sandals have a very simple, yet stylish design with only two straps.
Gold ballet flats
A pair of ballet flats are an absolutely classic shoe choice. They will go well with your skinny jeans or capri pants.
Gold double strap sandals
If you want an edgy choice, and your ankles are part of your body that you like, how about showing them off with the strappy Zaldig & Voltaire sandals (below)?
The Jeffrey Campbell sneakers (below) will add more than a touch of glamour to your jeans and t-shirt outfits.
Keep reading for outfit inspiration on what to go with your silver or gold shoes.
What to wear with silver shoes or gold shoes
Below, you will find a capsule wardrobe that you could put together to go with your metallic shoes.
You can wear absolutely any color with your metallic shoes. You could choose a plain color and let your shoes be the star of your outfit, or could opt for shades that pick up the same metallics as on your shoes.
Massimo Dutti Denim Trucker Jacket – Zella Twist Front T-Shirt – DIARRABLU Leer Batik Print Palazzo Pants – Tory Burch Miller Leather Sandals – HOBO Sheila Medium Satchel – AllSaints Small Bead Huggie Earrings
coats and jackets
A sleek blazer will enhance the minimal style of your metallic shoes. You could also opt for denim to add a casual flair, or for a print.
Boma @mrs.gaf above shows how you could choose metallics top to toe for a special occasion.
Thinking about what shoe goes with everything? Your metallic shoes will dress up any jeans, black or white pants you have. Or, you could opt for a pair of print pants and team with silver shoes for your vacation.
Massimo Dutti Textured Striped Polo Shirt – Alice + Olivia Dylan Wide Leg Linen Blend Pants –Johnston & Murphy Evelyn Open Toe Sandal Bootie – Aimee Kestenberg Bali Leather Crossbody Bag – AllSaints Large Hex Bead Hoop Earrings
Whether you have a dress you’re wearing casually, a maxi dress for your vacation, or a formal occasion dress, you can wear them with metallic shoes.
Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk above chooses gold shoes with her midi dress.
You could match your accessories to your shoes, choose other neutrals, or wear with any other color in our closet.
HOBO Sheila Medium Satchel – Aimee Kestenberg Bali Leather Crossbody Bag – Nina Kimberly Minaudière Clutch – Sterling Forever Open Circle Pendant Necklace – SAVVY CIE JEWELS Halo Stud Earrings – AllSaints Large Hex Bead Hoop Earrings – AllSaints Small Bead Huggie Earrings
COS Oversized Shirt – FRAME Le Mini Boot Jeans – Paul Green Cayanne Peep Toe Sandal – Aimee Kestenberg Bali Leather Crossbody Bag – Sterling Forever Open Circle Pendant Necklace – AllSaints Small Bead Huggie Earrings
Below, you can see the outfits from above together in one capsule. You can mix and match all the different clothes and accessories to create more looks.
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What do you think of silver shoes? Is it something you would wear? Or, do you prefer gold? Which one of the above is your favorite?
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