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Why You Need Pretty Metallic Sandals for Summer

June 5, 2020

Hi there, sweet gal! I’m happy you dropped in for a little style inspiration today. After wearing my silver and gold metallic sandals so much in the last two posts about the new Talbots summer collection, I got to thinking about how often I really reach for these shiny shoes in the summer. Darling! I absolutely love my metallic flip flops and sandals! Let me show you why you might need to add some pretty metallic sandals to your summer wardrobe, too.

Why you need pretty metallic sands for summer

Adding a touch of metallic – with a belt, handbag or shoes – is such an easy and fun way to elevate your outfit. And you absolutely don’t need to reserve metallic touches for dressier outfits. You can add some pretty gold, silver, rose gold or bronze to any outfit!

I currently have three pairs of metallic sandals in my wardrobe, and they’re all at least two seasons old. I happened to have bought them all at Talbots, and they have come out with very similar sandals and flip flops this year, too. So when I show you photos of my sandals and how I wore them, I’ll link you to the comparable sandals in this year’s collection. But I’ll also provide a shopping widget at the end of the post with other metallic sandal options.

First, let’s simply look at some of the ways I’ve worn my gold and silver sandals.

Metallic Sandals with a Denim Skirt

Transition into Fall with a White Tee and Denim Skirt
As seen in this post. Similar gold sandals

I love the juxtaposition created with my distressed denim skirt and my shiny gold sandals. I try to wear my jewelry and belt buckle in the same metallic as my sandals.

Metallic Sandals with Shorts

It’s a natural choice to pair your metallic sandals with shorts.

Black and White gingham shorts
From this post. Similar gold sandals

Generally, if I wear metallic sandals, I don’t wear a metallic belt or bag. But, hey! There are no hard fast rules here!

Shorts & Sleeveless Denim Shirt
As seen in this post. Similar gold sandals

Don’t you just love, love, love the way my gold flip flop sandals worked with the soft blue and white look above?

Sweet Shorts, Sweet Life, Sweet Price
As seen in this post. Similar Sandals in Silver

Honestly, when I don’t know what else to wear with an outfit or I don’t have just the right color to go with something, I simply slip into my metallic sandals. Voila! Perfection.

All White Summer Vacation Look
As seen in this post. Similar gold flip flop sandals.

Honestly, I don’t think anything looks better with all white in the summer than metallic sandals. One of the keys to putting together an all white look is to add texture and variation. So gold or silver footwear is the perfect choice.

How to Wear Novelty Print Shorts
As seen in this post. Similar gold flip flop sandals

One of the keys to wearing novelty prints, as in the shorts above, without looking childish is to keep the rest of your outfit very “adult.” Adding metallic sandals is definitely a very adult choice.

Metallic Sandals with Cropped Pants

How I Styled Chico's Summer Travel Collection
As seen in this post. Similar gold flip flop sandals.

Metallic sandals keep your crop pants outfit fun and festive. I love slipping into mine to head out to dinner with my husband or lunch with a friend.

Ikat Crops and Tank
As seen in this post. Similar gold flip flop sandals.
Pretty top
As seen in this YouTube video. Similar gold flip flop sandals.

Metallic Sandals with Jeans

When I wear jeans in the summer, I like to brighten up the look by wearing metallic sandals.

As seen in this post. Similar Sandals in Silver.

Ah, look! Here’s one of those times where I broke my own rule. I wore gold sandals and carried a little gold wristlet. I told you there are no hard fast rules!

White Linen Blazer + Distressed Jeans
As seen in this post. Similar Sandals in Silver

And of course, white jeans rock with metallic sandals!

Teal Kimono for a Date Night
As seen in this post. Similar gold flip flop sandals

Metallic Sandals with a Dress

During the summer, more often than not I wear my metallic sandals when I wear a dress.

How to Wear a Hat this Summer
As seen in this post. Similar gold sandals

I can’t imagine wearing anything but my metallic sandals with my pretty periwinkle blue maxi dress.

Princess blue maxi dress for date night
As seen in this post. Similar gold sandals
Casual Dress with Vera Bradley Crossbody
As seen in this post. Similar braided metallic sandals

Metallic Sandals when You Don’t Know What Else to Wear

Hopefully you can see how very versatile these metallic shoes are. In fact, there are many times during the summer when I simply reach for them because I don’t know what else to wear with a particular piece of clothing.

Blue flutter sleeve tee 2 ways
As seen in this post. Similar gold sandals

If you’re looking for metallic sandals to add to your summer wardrobe, I’ve done the research for you. I’ve filled a shopping widget with some sweet options. These and the links above are all affiliate links. If you shop through them and make a purchase, I potentially earn a commission, but at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting the work I do here by shopping my links. I appreciate you! Oh, and many of the selection below come in more than one tone of metallic.

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I think it might be fitting to end this work week simply praising the Lord. When we worship God by humbling ourselves before Him, exalting Him and proclaiming His character, everything else falls into place. Worshiping God is the best way to put everything else in our lives in proper perspective.

If you feel overwhelmed, confused, frustrated or even clueless, don’t panic. Those are normal feelings when emotions run high and news is big and our helplessness is underscored. Simply take time to lift up God. Remind yourself out loud that He is big, He is powerful, He is able and He is in control.

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. ~ 1 Chronicles 29:11

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7 thoughts on “Why You Need Pretty Metallic Sandals for Summer

  1. You really do have good taste! I appreciate your modesty and other values that come through. I regret I haven’t participated but I thought your challenges for ladies to post was so clever. I’ve enjoyed seeing/getting to know your readers.

    1. Wonderful! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Facebook group. Jump in there! And thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement. ?

  2. Wow! These are all great looks. I have a pair of snakeskin sandals they called champagne gold. They go with everything. I have a pair of silver flats that seem to work with a lot of things in the summer too. I don’t think you can go wrong picking up a few pair. I would love to have bronze.

  3. I have a pair of gold sandals that I now see I could be wearing more often! Thank you for the inspiration! I did check the Vionic gold sandals at Nordstrom thru your link, but they don’t have my size. The ones I have are not dainty because the straps are wider, but they are comfy, so I can save the money. I really like the BFMD! Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. I love all these posts and the shoes really sparkle w those cute outfits! I love metallic too!