This post, like so many of our shopping posts, grew out of a conversation about something else — in this case, I was whining that I thought someone would have been better off with a metallic shoe, because I find them very effective as a neutral. I have, as I’ve mentioned before, A LOT of metallic shoes. Most of mine aren’t available anymore because they’re older, but I have a gold oxford (these are the ones I have, and they’re seemingly not making them any longer, which is a nightmare because what if I need new ones), a pointy-toed silver heel (basically these although mine are LK Bennett), and gold booties (kinda like these), and I wear them all often. (I also have gold Birkenstocks, and gold boat shoes. Oh, and gold mules. And…yes, I’m now on a gold shoe moratorium until the end of time.) I feel like they’re an easy way to make an otherwise boring outfit look like you cared…even if you actually didn’t.

So many options:

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