I was at the hairdresser the other day when I complimented my stylist on her new gold sandals. We somehow got into this great conversation about metallic sandals and how they’re so versatile and perfect for summer.
After I got home, I realized I had a lot of gold sandals!
I found that eight out of my 12 pairs of summer shoes were gold/metallic. So I asked a friend, “Is it just me or do you like gold shoes too?” It turned out; she had quite a few pairs herself. What’s the attraction?
Here are three reasons why metallic sandals work for me:
1. Gold and Silver are considered neutrals – Metallics go with any color outfit and are your best go-to neutral. While black can be harsh, white tacky and brown too earthy, soft gold or soft silver is perfect.
2. Gold matches my skin – I’m warm. In the world of color analysis, I’m considered a Spring. Gold works well with my coloring. The gold works with my light golden hair and slightly golden skin giving my legs a nice, long, lean look. Even if you are not warm skinned, anyone with even a hint of a tan looks fab in gold.
3. Metallics look rich and elegant- No matter how summery and chic I look in stylish shorts or a sundress, I always feel more elegant wearing metallic shoes. They add that touch of class.
4. They don’t show a lot of dirt or wear- Finally, just my experience, but I have worn gold sandals on vacation all over the world, and even though they get as much wear and tear as any other sandal, you don’t see nicks or dirt as much as you would with a solid colored shoe.
Will I buy more shoes with a metallic finish? Yes, I’ll keep going for the gold! How about you?