London fashion week is a-buzz right now and the websites and magazines are filling up with the latest low-down of what we all should be wearing for uh autumn/winter 16 (i really find it hard to work that far in advance, anyone else? I mean I struggle to plan tomorrows outfit let alone a whole other season, but i digress..as usual.)
The one thing that was fairly prominent on many a fashionitas shoe clad foot is metallics.
Shiny shinies, an array of silvers, gold and rose gold.
I have to say its pretty liberating, especially for the feet, to see so many absolutely fabulous flats on the market now.
As much as I love to don a sharp pair of gorgeous heels, I find myself feeling in control and exceptionally happy in a pair of great flats; accept when you stand next to your supermodel-statue esque bessie.. and suddenly you feel like a hobbit. But model sized ladies aside, I love a good flat. Even better if its special.
The thing that seems so very appealing about a metallic shoe is how it can instantly lift any outfit: Take a pair of jeans, a simple sweater, add in some metallic shoes and Bam!
Click those bedazzled heels together and suddenly ‘Toto we’re not in Kansas any-more’ ,
No, we are in the land of the fabulous footwear.
They are the instant outfit lifter. Plus still comfy.Win win.
So in the name of research I got to looking..
At Shopbop we have some delights for the feet. Starting with the blinking winking beauties above.
Total kitch revival, a little OTT, But… they are fabulous aren’t they?
Easily worn for an evening out or for day-wear. I’m picturing black cigerette trousers, and black roll neck sweater for now, then with a denim midi come spring. The pointed silver winking sparkle shoes are probably my favourite as a point always seems that wee bit more chic to me, but I adore the midnight shade of the round toe.
Moving on, we have some delights with some SUPER verstaile silver,
starting with some Jeffrey Campbell loafers. More of a pewter than a silver i would say, which also holds appeal. But yes, swoon worthy none the less.
Similar from Kate Spade but a pure silver, what I would call a soft pointed toe. Either of these could look so good with a khaki pair of chino’s, a breton top and denim jacket for day time chic.
Moving on to a gold shine with these Madewell beauties, which if you’re more of a golden girl then these could be just for you. I think I may actually like the gold more.. i don’t know.. lets face it i blatantly want both..damn my fickle mind.
Back to these. How gorgeous? Chic, shiny and on point… literally.
A little more androgynous with these Matt Bernson loafers , again in a pewter, so still a metallic but slightly more of a subtle wear-everyday type shoe. Would be so great with boyfriend jeans.
Next up some Topshop beauties…
Multiple straps here with a slight block heel on The Joni in silver. I adore those. I would happily hit the shops or have an evening out in them. Again, these could work so well with trousers, jeans, skirts and dresses.
The Gold Fleur 3 Strap looks just darling. I actually thought these were kids shoes at first…ha! But no, super sweet and I would imagine comfy!
Asos up next bringing it with the shiny shoes
Rose gold is still going strong and loved by the masses, a pair of loafers in the favoured shade is a great way to nod to the Pantone rose-quartz trend. These are rather casual so I would say less of an all rounder show, but heck at the small price tag you could afford two pairs!
Again, Complete bargains here with the Libre tassel loafer. Love a good tassel. Plus slightly more functional for dressing up. I’ve added these to my cart, for research purposes of course. They just seem a little to good to leave behind.
Round toe classic loafer shape , which i have to say look better on than they do flat here. Add some boyfriend jeans and a blazer and you are looking hot to trot!
Now tell me, do you love a shiny shoe? Are they for you?
Which would you go for if you were going to start your shiny shoe quest?
For me i’m smitten with the Chiara Ferrangi flats, but the pointed tassel loafers from Asos are a bargain to try the trend.
Let me know in the comments what you’re thoughts are, am i on my own here with the shiny shoe love?