I’m a sucker for beautiful golden shoes, especially evening pumps and sandals. Apart from the fact that the color looks great with my skin, I feel it also conveys a sense of luxury and aristocracy. It’s not really surprising, since gold has always been associated with wealth and class. Jimmy Choo always has a wonderful selection of delicate sandals and pumps, perfect if you’re looking for formal occasion footwear. Or if you just want to add something pretty to your collection. I love the Mustique pump (Nordstrom) because it’s very lady-like and tastefully finished off with a touch of mesh and golden glitter. It’s easy to make gold look over done and gaudy, but the d’Orsay silhouette and simple detailing nicely balance out the shimmering leather.
These Moxie sandals by Klub Nico are like gilded jewelry for your feet. The intricate cut out detailing is quite stunning and the metallic champagne upper creates an elegant effect. These are perfect for a fall wedding or an elegant evening soirée. They’re also super comfortable because the ankle strap keeps them secure on your feet. Check your local Nordstrom store and you might be able to grab a pair! And if gold isn’t your color, they’re also available in black.
A gold shoe is striking, and doesn’t have to be worn only on special occasions. One of the best ways to make a statement is to wear evening shoes during the day. Luxe materials and details like rhinestones, satin, and velvet can easily pair with simple day dresses and jeans, you just have to be brave and confident with your style.
Maybe it’s because a friend of mine is getting married soon that I’ve suddenly become obsessed with elegant, delicate, and feminine formal sandals. I’m not anywhere close to walking down the isle, but if I were, I know I’d probably spend more on my shoes than on the dress or jewelry I’d wear.
I don’t usually like shoes with overly girlish details; I hate big bows, and I’m not too keen on flowers either. But occasionally I’ll come across a pair that is just plain beautiful, like these two floral styles from Casadei. The detailing is so exquisite that even the blade heels look less industrial and more delicately feminine. I especially love the gold and silver against the black, it gives the shoes a very glamorous and vintage look. I love how the motif was implemented on both the bootie and pump.
I came across these lovely pumps by Badgely Mischka at DSW in NYC (34th Street). The gorgeous cut-out metal toe cap really caught my eye because it’s more than just an ordinary metallic cap toe; the added floral detailing gives the pump a very elegant and refined look.
You can always count on gorgeous, delicate evening shoes from Jimmy Choo. The Ivette sandal (Nordstrom, Saks) particularly stands out because the straps are thoughtfully placed in a way that accentuates the curves of the foot and ankle; the shoe looks very elegant when worn! It’s available in both gold and silver leather with a 3.5″ heel. If you’re looking for something higher, the Lang sandal has the exact same strap construction except with a higher heel. You can find Lang in silver, pink, nude, and neon yellow.