The runways of London, New York and Paris have been shining and it is all for the trend that has rebounded with all its glory: metallic footwear. Most of us cringe on the thought of wearing sheeny-shiny shoes and boots or even clothes for that matter, but if paired correctly, it will inevitably change your look as well as your charisma into a hotshot.

Several celebrities like Malaika Arora, Gigi Hadid, Keira Knightley, Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been spotted sporting street style metallic looks and brazing outfits, leaving us gaping at them. But most of the styles that they have donned are so effortless and yet so elegant, it can be carried by anyone and everyone. And so, to help you figure out what to buy and how to pair it sleekly, these are different types of footwear you can try and tips on what they will best suit with.

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1) Sneakers

Starting from the basics, if you think that metallic shoes might bring your outfit down, think again. Sneakers are something that can be paired with anything and they are sure to leave you “Oh my gaud!” Pair them with anything from a simple T-shirt and denims or a cool and summery dress or a chic look like this. You can buy them at: Metallic Sneakers

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2) Oxfords

This is a typical Spencer Hastings look from PLL and anybody who likes their outfit classy and sophisticated with an edge, this is it. It looks best when paired with denim pants and comfy tops and overcoats. You can create our own look too by trying and pairing different elements together, like this picture. You can buy similar at: Metallic Oxfords

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3) Ankle Boots

Ankle boots puts up a spin on your outfit and turns it into a high-class in-vogue piece. Pair this statement piece with greys and denims for that off-duty look and head out on the day as if you mean to slay it! Buy similar boots at: Metallic Boots

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4) Slide Sandals

More polished than flip-flops and less high maintenance than heels, slide sandals are the perfect version of comfort and high-style. They can be donned with any outfit but look best with casuals like jeans and shorts or a late summery dress piece. Get this at: Silver Sandals

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5) Platform Wedges

These are all about the street style and add a little feminine feature to the rather casual look. It can even turn your outfit from simple to sexy when teamed correctly, like this. They can be worn with everything: jeans, shorts, short-skirts, jumpsuits and summer dresses. Get these at: Metallic Platform Wedges

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6) Strappy Sandals

Gold and silver are considered neutrals. While black can be a little harsh, white a bit tacky and brown a little to earthy, gold and silver are considered next best to nude shades and tend to compliment your outfit, especially when you are sporting a light colored outfit like pastels and whites. Get this look at: Strappy Stiletto Sandals

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7) Chunky Heels

Chunky heels are best paired with floral and overall feminine outfits as they make that outfit stand out on its own. Try pairing different bright colors or bright pastels like a light blue skirt and white crop-top or a black summer casual dress for that eye-turning street style. Buy similar sandals at: Chunky Heel Sandals

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8) Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are a must have for everyone! No need to worry because they go with everything you wear. Literally. Be it skirts or denims, shorts and dresses, palazzos and jumpsuits: try it with whatever you want to wear, it will instantly add a twinkle to your outfit and create an air of sheen-ness around you. Check them out at: Silver Flats

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9) Pumps

Pumps and peep-toes work amazingly well for corporate looks as well as for casual looks. Pairing strappy peep-toes in faded copper color with brown formal or semi-formal suits, or electric blue paired with navy blue suit will compliment your look. As for silver shades, choose nudes or pastels to lift your look and give it a classy touch. Buy them at: Classic Pumps

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10) Gladiators

While they might be a fuss to wear, but gladiator sandals can be teamed up with more than a handful outfits and can be super comfy. They make your legs – as well as your outfit, look uber sexy. They can be paired up with a pastel plain dress, LBDs, short skirts and jean-shorts. They go perfectly well with bohemian outfits like a chic dress or an off-shoulder top and shorts. Get similar at: Gladiators

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11) Mule Flats/Backless Loafers

Spotted all over on the runways and on the feet of stylish bloggers and editors, mules are on track to take sneakers’ crown as the go-to shoes for the fashion crowd. So update your wardrobe, and get mules to freshen up your look. They can be paired with everything that goes well with sneakers so just chill and get as many loafers you can get. Get these at: Silver Loafers

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12) Stilettos

Stiletto heels are the perfect go-to for every dress and feminine outfits; be it body cons, summer dresses, skirts, suits and jeans, overalls or even just lingerie! They instantly turn your outfit to sheen and sexy, making you a head turner through and through. Buy similar at: Silver Stilettos


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