Metallic Shoes Are The Most Stylish Way To Rock The Super Shiny Trend - And There's Lots Of Ways To Wear Them

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If you're used to footwear being a part of your 'fit that fades into the background, it may be time to make your shoes the star of the show. Metallics have been on-trend in plenty of different capacities as of late. From metallic fabrics being one of the biggest trends on the Oscars 2023 red carpet to the rise of the bold chrome lips trend, everybody wants to add a bit of shine to their look, and there are so many different ways to do it. The newest way is taking the fashion world by storm, and it's putting some pretty pep in our steps.

Metallic shoes are our favorite updated way to add some shine to your look, and this is a trend that's sure to be everywhere this season. No matter your outfit, style, or preferred type of footwear, there's a fashion-forward way to rock this trend out there that's perfect for you. Whether you're dressing up or down, wearing flats or heels, or prefer silver or gold, it's time to break out your shiniest shoes. This is a trend we all want to step into. 

Pop of gold with jeans

We've all heard of a pop of color, but these days, it's all about a pop of shine. Instead of using a hot pink pump or a red boot to spice up a neutral outfit, opt for a silver or gold shoe. These gold sandals paired with light wash denim and a cream-colored jacket add unexpected sheen, rather than a fun color. The effect is an updated, chic twist on a classic way of jazzing up a basic outfit with fun accessories. 

Metallic boots with midi skirts

Pretty, printed midi skirts and flowy, maxi-length sundresses are some of our ultimate spring and summer staples. If you're looking for an updated way to rock a longer hemline, you might consider shiny toes peeking out from underneath your skirt. We love this look that pairs a form-fitting, printed midi skirt with a denim shirt and silver boots. The coordinated silver jewelry ties the boots in with the rest of the outfit and gives the look plenty of texture and shine. 

Office-ready metallic pumps

If you're heading into the office or going for an interview and want to look professional while still having fresh and fun vibes, a pair of shiny pumps is just the tool you need to elevate your outfit to the perfect workplace fashionista wardrobe. We love the way these pointy toe gold pumps add some spice to the jeans, oversized button down, and neutral vest. This allows you to express yourself and look fashion-forward without compromising your office-appropriate ensemble. 

Metallic teal

Sure –– silvers and golds are kind of the ultimate metallics, but that doesn't mean that your metallic shoe moment can't also give your outfit a pop of color. There are so many options when it comes to boldly colored metallic footwear, but we love the uniquely cool vibe this pair of teal boots gives this full denim outfit. These platform Chelsea boots from Madden Girl are an equally unique yet slightly subtler option that we think would look amazing with your favorite jeans or an all-black ensemble. 

Match your bag

We all know by now that your shoes and your bag do not have to match. That said, when you're rocking a fun, metallic pair of shoes, a matching bag may just be the perfect way to make your outfit pop. If you're going with a neutral metallic like silver or gold, pair your matching bag and shoes with coordinating jewelry, or even mixed metals. Alternatively, we love the juxtaposition of these hot pink boots and shoulder bag with a neutral grey blazer for a "work hard, play hard" vibe. 

Silver flats

In line with the Y2K renaissance, ballet flats are one of the fashion trends that will completely take over 2023. One fun way to rock a flat is with a metallic finish and a pointy toe. These sliver, pointed toe flats add such an unexpected bit of interest to basic, everyday jeans and a t-shirt. These Stuart Weitzman flats are the perfect pair to spice up your favorite basics, and the slingback adds just a bit of welcome lightness that will take you into the summer months. 


We love booties for all year round, but there's something about a glitzy, netted pair like this that's the perfect compromise between a heeled booty and a strappy sandal. The translucent look combined with sparkly details makes this such a unique, eye-catching way to make metallic your own and elevate an all-black ensemble. Get the look with this black and gold Vince Camuto pair, and rock it with a gold bag to double your metallic pop and make it a 2-in-1 trend. 

Silver heels with light neutrals

If you're looking for an easy way to update your everyday look, why not add some metallic heels to your go-to outfit? We love the look of a pop of silver on an outfit made up entirely of light neutrals, and the pointed toe paired with wide leg denim really elongates the leg and adds length to the whole silhouette. If you love this look but can't picture yourself rocking heels with an everyday look, you're definitely not alone. That's why we love the shorter block heel on these Vince Camuto pumps.

Monochrome mint

If you're looking for a way to pull off the monochrome fashion trend with some metallic footwear, this is it. While we think metallics add the perfect bit of spice to an all-neutral outfit, there's something so fresh and chic about matching your metallics with your monochrome 'fit. This mint green ensemble with coordinated strappy sandals is a cool combination of two of our top trends. These mint green metallic Naturalizer sandals are as cute as they are comfy, and they'd look amazing with a mint green dress or matching set. 

Intricate shoes with cuffed jeans

Who doesn't love a pair of shoes that looks and feels like a work of art? If you can get your hands — or should we say feet? –– on a pair of shoes that look like they should be in a museum all on their own, you're going to want to wear them all the time. We definitely recommend embracing that urge. There's something totally Carrie Bradshaw-core about sporting a detailed pair of shoes with a cuffed pair of loose-fitting jeans. The juxtaposition of ornate and casual is utterly cool and fashion-forward. 

Glitzy boots

The edgy heavy boot trend we're seeing everywhere won't be going anywhere when the warm months come along. Instead, it-girls will switch out their hot winter footwear for boots in lighter hues and fun prints. Consequently, this is the perfect way to incorporate a glitzy, metallic boot into your spring and summer wardrobe. Go for pastels, rainbow hues, silver, or gold when picking your metallic boots. This Dr. Martens pair is fit for festival season, or even just an elevated errand-running ensemble. 

Elevate your LBD

The little black dress is one of the ultimate must-have closet staples. If you have a go-to LBD, you know firsthand just how frequently this dress comes in handy. Luckily, it's a neutral piece, so you can wear it over and over and use accessories to make it look different each time. When adding metallic footwear to your LBD, you can't go wrong. Gold sandals with gold hoop earrings are perfect for a fancy night out. You can also pair it with something more fun, like shiny pink cowboy boots. This pair is perfect and under $50. 


While most metallic moments are eye-catching and bold, that doesn't mean that you can't rock the metallic trend in a way that's a bit more neutral. Instead of silver, gold, or a bold metallic color, consider gunmetal. This shade is darker and a bit less vibrant, and it allows you to embrace the metallic shoe trend without the risk of looking distracting or over-the-top. These DKNY Chelsea boots would look understated while still being updated when paired with a pair of jeans or black pants. 

Holographic boots

Dancing shoes aren't what they used to be, and you need a pair fit for today's trends. A holographic finish will always be cool, and this definitely applies to your shoes. Holographic footwear is always a bold choice, but if you're planning a night out, or heading to a concert, these shoes should be your outfit's focus. There are plenty of ways to rock this trend, and while this knee-high look is super cool, we also love the finish on combat boots, like these ones

Pink platforms

Thanks to the ever-changing trend cycle, there are countless ways to style platform heels these days. It's difficult to remember many of these ways, however, once you've set your sights on a metallic pink pair. These shoes look as chic as they do unique when paired with an all-black ensemble. This light pink, closed-toe Steve Madden pair is right out of our wildest shoe dreams. Just make sure you practice walking in them before leaving the house. Still, if you stumble, at least your shoes will be shiny and chic while you do it. 

Hot pink sneakers

A hot pink hue is such a fun way to rock metallic kicks. Still, most of us don't want to accessorize every outfit with a pair of sky high heels. We love a trend that lets us do comfy and casual just as well as it lets us do glam, and luckily for us, the metallic footwear trend does just that.  Hot pink metallic sneakers add a fun and funky twist to any outfit, and they don't make you compromise when it comes to comfort. 

Silver sneakers and comfy coolness

Another way to make shiny sneakers work for you is to dress them down. We love how effortless yet updated this heavy pair of silver sneakers looks with a simple, pared down outfit. There are plenty of silver sneakers out there to choose from, from chunky, athletic pairs to platforms. This pair even lights up if you really want to make sure that all eyes on your feet, or if you're just in the mood for a splash of nostalgia. 

Metallic mules

If you're looking for an on-trend shoe to sport while stepping into spring and summer, allow us to introduce you to the metallic mule. Mules are the perfect type of footwear for transitioning into warmer weather, and we love how they look with anything from short skirts and sundresses to lightweight, wide-leg pants. This silver Karl Lagerfeld pair is the perfect combination of simplicity and sheen. Silver mules also make mastering the tricky trend of wearing socks with heels look easy. 

Silver and square

In a world of round toes and pointed toes, dare to be square. Among the '90s shoes that will never go out of style are heeled sandals with a square toe. While we love a square-toed, high-heeled sandal, like this one from Amazon, there are plenty of other kinds of square-toed shoes that look simply stunning in a shade of silver. From flats to mules and even boots, don't count a square toe out when choosing which shiny shoes you're going to buy. 

Glitzy pumps with casual 'fits

While metallic shoes are the footwear trend of the moment, fancy pumps have always been in fashion in metallic shades. Whether you're attending your prom or a black tie wedding, the silver or gold glitzy pump is always an option. Now that metallic shoes are on-trend for everyday, however, it's time to use these fancy kicks to kick things up a notch and sport them with a casual outfit. We love the idea of this totally glitzy pair with a pair of flowy black pants and a t-shirt or jeans and a simple white top. 

Full metallic

It's really no wonder that metallic footwear has become a huge trend; shiny shades have been trending in many different ways, from makeup to nail designs. As a result, if you're looking to really make a statement, why stop at your shoes? The look of an all-over metallic outfit is one of the boldest statements you can make while still looking trendy and sleek. We love the way this look combines a silver shoe with a monochrome, metallic pink outfit. Don't be afraid to mix metallics like this for extra interest. 

Metalli-fied athleisure

Athleisure and relaxed, comfy clothes that are still fit for the outside world never go out of style. That doesn't mean, however, that we can't update our comfy clothes by incorporating the latest trends. We already know how many different styles of shiny sneaker there are available to us these days. So, why not make our go-to pair of shoes that we throw on whenever we're running out the door a metallic moment? Upgrade your athleisure with a pair of metallic shoes and a small stud earring, necklace, or set of rings to match. 

Metallic orange

Orange is not one of the colors we expect to see in a metallic finish. These boots, however, prove that maybe it should be. Bold, vibrant colors can be such a fun statement in the warmer months, and orange is always an unexpected option. Rock this Kino London pair with a daring, colorful 'fit, and all eyes are sure to be on you. We also love the idea of a tall pair of bright orange boots like this one peeking out from beneath a black midi dress. 

Metallic cowboy boots

Cowboy boots are the trendy boot everyone is adding to their closet these days. They also happen to be a vital part of the Love On Tour dress code –– if you know, you know. So, whether you're headed to a Harry Styles concert or just going on a first date, it's time to make your cowboy boots metallic. From short to tall and heeled to flat, there are tons of options when it comes to gold and silver cowboy boots; this one is less than $35. We love them paired with an easy breezy white dress. 

Color blocked

There's plenty of colorful metallic footwear out there, and while we love a neutral look with a pop of color on the feet, we also love a mismatched moment like this one. You're not going to sport a pair of metallic shoes without making a fashion statement, so why not go all bright and bold? We never would have thought to pair orange metallic boots with a hot pink monochromatic outfit, but we can't get enough of this fun, saturated ensemble. 

Pretty in pale pink

It's safe to say that a metallic hot pink shoe in any style makes us feel like a fashion-forward, 2023 Elle Woods. Yet, while hot pink seems to be the more common way to see pink metallic footwear, we love a pastel pair just as much. These pink, metallic heeled sandals are delicate and pretty while still looking updated and on-trend, and we especially love it with this monochrome look and gold jewelry. Baby pink metallic shoes are definitely harder to find than the hot pink variety, but we're obsessed with these Allegra K strappy sandals

Gold loafers

The modern loafer trend is a comfy shoe lover's dream, and yes –– it gets even better when it's shiny. This all-pink outfit paired with gold loafers inspires us to get the fresh, springy look ourselves. And, we happen to think the leg warmers are fabulous with the metallic loafers underneath. Shiny loafers come in all different shades and finishes. We love the gold buckles on this Steve Madden pair that would perfectly tie in some gold hoop earrings, whether you're wearing jeans and a t-shirt or a pretty midi skirt. 

Socks with silver sandals

The socks with sandals look has to be one of the most controversial trends out there. There are plenty of ways to get this trend wrong, but if you're going to try it, this is definitely the way to do it. These extra shiny silver peep-toe heels paired with grey socks are so cute that we almost forgot why this trend was controversial at all. While the shoes are the stars of this show, we should note that printed socks like the ones pictured are the best style of socks to wear with sandals.

Metallic shoes with tights

Pairing an open toe shoe with a pair of tights can be an only slightly less controversial sister trend to the sandals and socks trend. That said, we love a pair of tights with a metallic shoe, and sandals are no exception. There's something extra unexpected and unusual about pairing some black or navy tights and a dress with a pair of shiny shoes. From flats to boots and even pumps, metallic shoes and tights look especially chic when paired with a metallic dress or lots of matching jewelry. 

Colorful strappy sandals

From silver cowboy boots to hot pink platforms, we know that there are plenty of shades and shapes to choose from when it comes to shiny shoes. As far as we're concerned the best way to go all-out with metallic footwear is with a pair of rainbow strappy sandals. Nothing says "fun" and "happy" quite like a bold mix of vibrant colors, and nothing says "chic summertime style" quite like a strappy sandal. So, enjoy the best of both worlds as the warm weather sets in. We love this stunning pair that's only $30.