I love metallics: and not just in shoes, but in clothes, too. These Topshop ‘Resort’ sandals, for instance, are the perfect choice for eveningwear: the gold upper will go with almost anything, and anything it doesn’t work with will probably go with the metallic black option that’s also available. The metallic leather, meanwhile, adds a glamorous touch, without going too overboard, making them the kind of shoe that will see you through the entire party season (and after) without any issue.
These shoes aren’t the only metallics currently available at the Topshop website, though: in fact, when I checked the ‘new in’ section last week, I was pleased to see a selection of knitwear and tops, which I was sorely tempted by. I always think metallic knits are such a useful thing to have in your closet: they’re dressy without looking “dressed up”, if that makes sense, and they create the kind of low-key glamour that easily transitions from day to night, without much effort. Here are some of my favourites:
Metal Yarn Tank Top, £38
Just add black skinny trousers/jeans and a pair of stilettos, and you have an un-fussy look that’s still very polished.
Metallic tee, £38
This one will require a relatively high waist underneath it if you’re not comfortable with baring your midriff, but, again, it creates the kind of understated glamour that will dress up a pair of black jeans or a pencil skirt nicely.
Metallic dress, £75
Finally, I don’t think ‘understated’ is quite the right word for this dress, but the long sleeves and non-skintight fit help make it a little classier than might otherwise have been the case. I bought a similar dress from Zara a few years ago, and it always gets tons of compliments when I wear it, despite not looking like much on the hanger!