At This Moment: Metallic Footwear
You’d be hard-pressed to find a desi girl who doesn’t have at least a few pairs of metallic shoes in her collection. We usually stash them away in the backs of our closets until it’s shaadi season, a bit embarrassed by the flash of a bright gold python wraparound stiletto (or is that just me?).
This spring it’s time to retrieve those neglected gold, silver, and bronze shoes because designers have brought back them back in a major way. Whether it’s just a hint at the heel or all-out gilding, metallics are a must-have in the shoe department; they add pop to basic outfits while complementing bolder pieces, and best of all, there’s an option for everyone.
So you want to be all “business in the front and party in the back”? Look for a pump, wedge, or even a flat with a metallic heel. The tiny bit of gleam means it’s appropriate for work, easy to wear, and you get to make your exit in style.
If you aren’t afraid to add a little more flash to your look, opt for a shiny cap-toe. My favorites are on round toe ballet flats or low-heeled pumps, but a cap-toe also looks sharp on pointy heels.
Amp up your outfit further with a metallic and leather strappy sandal. The best ones this season are chunky and ‘90s-looking, with wooden block heels and buckles—all of which are entirely fitting for daytime wear.
Really want to shine? Rock your glitter pumps, metal mesh sandals, and, yes, even your gold python heels day or night. This is when that shoe stash in the back of your closet comes in rather handy.
And if you, despite all the options, just cannot envision wearing metallic shoes with western clothes, at least use this golden opportunity (ahem!) to buy some new heels for your desi attire. The stores never have them when you need them.
Saimah Ashraf is a contributing writer at Divanee.com. She blogs about fashion and style at Street Number Eight.