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What Goes With a Shimmery Gold Shoe?

by Angela Bakke, studioD

If you're ready to make a bold move with your footwear fashion, find your favorite shoe style -- whether sneakers, booties, strappy heels, pumps, flats or oxfords -- dipped in shimmery gold. This shiny, luxe look will make you feel like a million bucks, whether you wear them with something fancy or functional.

On Point

The most classically versatile shimmering-gold shoe to style is the pointed toe patent-leather pump. A pair of shiny-gold pumps goes with anything in your wardrobe you want to glam up, from tapered track pants to skinny jeans to tuxedo pants. Wear your gold shoes like you would any warm neutral. Next time you put on your favorite black, white or dark denim, reach for your golden pumps and give your usual go-to black heels a break. To add an extra style element to this look, go for a gold-metallic heel that has lace-inspired cutouts in the leather. This artsy take on the classic pointed toe pump design complements any understated yet modern outfit. A one-shoulder black sheath dress with sexy gold heels is both elegant and edgy.

Element of Surprise

Wear a pair of sassy gold shoes next time you want to add an unexpected glimmer of style to a casual outfit. Take a typical weekend outfit of baggy, ripped-up, cuffed boyfriend jeans with a causal V-neck tee and bold-print scarf and throw some gold polish on it with a pair of rose-gold ballet flats. Tie in the shoes with matching jewelry, such as a chunky gold watch or a gold-chain pendant necklace. It doesn't have to be much. The reflective material picks up plenty of light during the day and stands out more than you may think.

Gold Finger ... and Toes

A safe bet for gold shoes is wearing them to accessorize an all-black outfit along with other gold pieces such as a shiny-gold cocktail ring or a big gold necklace. With this look, the attention is diffused from the clothes to your shiny baubles. Accentuate your legs while you make a sexy style statement by wearing a short black mini-dress layered with a black tissue-soft cropped leather jacket and a pair of boldly gold strappy stiletto sandals. Accessorize with a gold cuff or gold chandelier earrings. A more conservative take on this look is a slim-fitting black suit with an ivory chiffon bow-tie blouse for evening, or crisp button down for daytime. An outfit that covers you up is best coordinated with gold earrings, rings or a skinny-gold belt.

Golden Girl

As a visually balanced way to style metallic gold shoes, go head to toe with other golden tones. A sweet monochromatic look mixes golds and nudes and is best styled with simplicity in mind. A fancy occasion calls for a chiffon and rose-gold sequin dress and matching white-gold open-toe heels. Layer a tone-on-tone outfit and wear a high waisted taupe tulle midi skirt with gold-leaf loafers and a sand-colored sweater in a chunky knit. Wear dainty jewelry, such as a couple of thin gold bangles. Dress down a solid-gold outfit with a pair of beige pants, white tee and and an ivory boyfriend blazer for a beautifully blended ensemble. Just don't forget your rock-star gold oxfords.

About the Author

Angela Bakke is a Los Angeles-based writer and reporter with more than a decade of experience covering fashion, beauty, the arts and entertainment. She has interviewed some of the most famous people in the world and covered stories for Beyond Cinema, Hollywood.com, ReelzChannel, CNN.com and Celebs.com.

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