Wide Fitting Metallic Shoes For Every Occasion
The Best Metallic Shoes For Wide Feet
Bold and dazzling, gleaming objects certainly attract attention, and statement fashion has become increasingly popular in the past year.
Metallics have featured themselves on the body in many ways from head to toe, with some seeming more valiant than their counterparts. Sequin cocktail dresses and rhinestone ballgowns have always turned heads and indicated a good party, but a pair of shimmery shoes will always steal the show, Dorothy proved this with her red slippers! Whilst adding metallic accents to your outfit is a more subtle way to shine bright, this method is equally as effective.
Why are metallic shoes so popular?
Interestingly, metallic shoes prove to be more than just a fun and shimmery accessory and are actually more practical than they may look. One of the main reasons metallic shoes have gained popularity is their versatility. Whether you prefer silver or gold, or you lean more towards an unusual pewter colour, metallic shoes are extremely versatile and perfect for pairing with other colours. Additionally, they come in various styles, including flats, heels, sneakers and boots, making it easy to find a pair that suits your personal taste and occasion.
Another reason for their popularity is their ability to instantly elevate any outfit. Whether you're wearing a simple jeans and t-shirt combo or a little black dress, adding metallic shoes can instantly transform your look from ordinary to extraordinary.
How to style metallic shoes?
When it comes to styling metallic shoes, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Consider the undertones in your outfit.
You can pair any colour with metallic shoes, but finding the right metallic is key. Of course silver shoes are not going to pair well with everything because if there is a clash in the undertones, your outfit will look blocky and flat.
Finding colours that compliment each other is a lot easier than it seems. There are only three undertones to be scouting for when considering colours, which keeps it nice and simple. There are warm tones, neutral and cool, and many online guides help you to identify the which you are dealing with. Silver metallics are best paired with fellow cool tones which includes various shades of blue, purple and grey. Golds look best with warm tones such as browns, greens and yellows (most often earthy/natural colours). Neutrals are a bit more tricky as these can sway either way towards silver or gold depending on the specific shade you're dealing with.
It is important to note that whilst colours are generally categorised into each tone category, the options for a wide range of different shades means that some may cross into the opposing. For example, some ashy brown shades may look better with silver as they possess a cooler undertone, despite the fact that browns are generally better suited for gold metallics.
Don't be scared to mix smart and casual.
It has always been believed that a 'put together' outfit must be matching from head to toe to truly look the part (i.e. a casual outfit must have casual shoes). Whilst this may be true for certain occasions like weddings and formal events, we like to shake it up from time to time, especially within everyday life and when it comes to metallics!
Statement fashion is best pulled off when balance is considered. This can be applied in many instances, many of which you may have heard. An example includes wearing a fitted top when the bottom half is loose/wide.
This same rule works for metallics and it is fun to play around with the options you have. If you are wearing a simple outfit with plain colour, spice it up by adding a metallic shoe! Or, why not try elevating a casual look with a metallic shoe for some extra drama?
When putting together an outfit, it's important to consider the balance of textures for a cohesive and polished look. Mixing too many textures can indeed make your ensemble appear busy and overwhelming.
Metallic shoes already make a bold statement due to their distinctive shine. To maintain a harmonious outfit, it's wise to avoid pairing them with other flashy textures like glitter or sequins. Similarly, if you are opting for rustic, metallic leather shoes, it's best to avoid introducing additional shiny elements.
Accessories don't always have to match.
Many of us are so used to matching our accessories, especially when it comes to bags and shoes. However, when you are dealing with a statement shoe, sometimes (of course not always!) a matching statement bag can overdo it. We suggest trying for a muted colour handbag when wearing a pair of snazzy metallic shoes, as it can often compliment them whilst adding more character to the outfit overall. For example, if you are wearing an olive coloured dress with some gorgeous gold statement heels, try a muted orange bag.
Remember, metallic shoes are statement pieces on their own, so keep the rest of your outfit relatively simple to let them shine.
Our Top Picks You Need To Be Rocking This Season
Tilda Wide Fit Kitten Heels- Bronze Leather
In time for autumn and winter, our collection of Tilda kitten heels has expanded making room for this dazzling bronze colour-way. The warm tone of the leather compliments a wide range of colours from greens to purples, and the practical 4cm heel enhances the shoe's versatility. Add a touch of glamour and sophistication to any outfit, whether you're heading to a party, or simply want to elevate your everyday style.
Carla Wide Fit Ballet Flat- Silver Leather
Flat and fabulous, ballet flats will never go out of style. Often, they are found in more neutral and simple tones as they are a very practical style of shoe. But, why not try a dazzling silver metallic ballet flat, as it is an excellent choice for those seeking a smart-casual footwear option with a touch of flair and versatility. Our Carla flat provides ultimate comfort with the extra-wide toe box and supple leather. So, whether you're heading to a brunch date or attending a business-casual event, our Carla metallic ballet flats can be a go-to choice that effortlessly combine style and comfort.
Star Wide Fit Platform Sandal- Gold Leather
A true statement piece, our Star platform sandals are sure to draw attention to your feet in the best way possible. The platform sole not only adds a trendy and fashionable touch to your outfit, but also provides extra cushioning and support for your feet and helps reduce strain on your arches and heels as your arches aren't elevated as high as they may appear. So, you can embrace the tall height and flattering appearance of longer legs without discomfort!
Jazz Wide Fit Mule- Graphite Shine
Our wide-fitting kitten heel mules are the perfect blend of comfort and style, ensuring you look and feel your best on any occasion. Truly dazzling, this style transforms any outfit into a show-stopping one with its luxury glitter material. But as always, comfort is key! With the wide fit and kitten heel, you can confidently wear these mules from morning to night, without any discomfort, even if your occasion requires dancing to your hearts content!
Venetia Wide Fit Flat- Pewter Leather
For those seeking to make a statement without the added pressure of heels, or you have an upcoming occasion where heels may not be practical, our pointed toe Venetia flats in metallic leather are the perfect solution. Featuring breathable arch supports and butter-soft leather, these flats prioritise you comfort.
Penelope Wide Fit Occasion Shoe- Gold Leather
Last, but definitely not least, Penelope is one of our bestsellers and we're not surprised with it being a true wardrobe staple that combines comfort and style flawlessly. These shoes are designed with extra room in the toe box, allowing your feet to breathe and spread naturally. Plus, the trendy yet practical asymmetric strap adds a fashionable touch to your outfit while ensuring your feet stay securely in place. It's a stylish detail that also serves a functional purpose.
As you can see metallic shoes are a trendy and versatile footwear option that can instantly elevate any outfit. From flats to heels, sneakers to boots, there's a metallic shoe style for every occasion and personal taste. By adding a touch of glamour and shine, metallic shoes allow you to make a fashion statement wherever you go. So, why not step out in style (and comfort!) and embrace the metallic shoe trend?