The hottest of heels make your legs look longer, make you walk tall, and pack a punch for the holidays from beach to bar. As soon as the sun comes out an essential part of your packing, summer wardrobe or summer sandal collection has to be a pair of gold or silver sandals, and preferably more than one pair at different heights.
Being neutral in colour, gold and silver sandals can really flatter your legs, and add some lift (literally and figuratively) to whatever you’re wearing. Whereas metallic shoes and pumps can sometimes look overdone, a pair of strappy sandals will work with just about anything, and the higher the quality the longer they should last.
These three pairs of gold sandals, by Givenchy, Musa and Diane von Furstenberg would take you from beach to bar with ease and dress up anything from a simple sun dress to a party perfect maxi dress.
A really hot pair of heels will be vertiginously high to the point where you can’t walk very far in them, however as a gold (I just prefer it to silver) sandal collector I can recommend having several pairs at different heights, some to slip into with your favourite summer dress for a glass of something chilled in the garden, some mid height that you can actually walk in (and we’re not taking about long distance) and others for just stepping out of a cab in at your favourite restaurant.
Brands to look out for, where you’ll find a good range of gold and silver sandals, are LK Bennett and Dune although the department stores usually have the best choice overall. Make sure when you buy a pair that the foot bed is padded enough for you to be able to wear them for a while.
Gold and silver sandals work with pretty well anything you wear when the sun’s out, they can become your all day summer shoe provided you can actually walk in them and the better quality you invest in the longer they’ll last.
Moving away from the subject of hot heels but staying with metallics, a pair of gold or silver ballet flats will stand you in good stead for just about anything, and can be slipped into your bag to change into if you get tired of heels. One of the best collections is to be found at Zalando, with a large range of brands on offer from Guess to Michael Michael Kors.