Whether you've fancy summer sandals, moccasin or court shoes, silver-coloured shoes add a sense of pizzazz to any outfit. Matching these metallic attention-seekers does require a bit of thought. A successful pairing means the difference between an elegant statement and a brash fashion faux pas.
The primary thing to consider is the style of silver shoes you are planning to wear. This will inform the style of clothes you wear with them. The glamour levels of the shoes should correspond with the glamour of your outfit. Silver flip flops, for example, should be paired with a day dress or trousers rather than an evening dress and the opposite is true. As metallic silver is an eye-catching and unusual colour, team it with understated accessories.
White and neutral shades look great with silver, all year round. In the summer, wear casual silver loafers or sandals with white jeans, trousers, shorts, skirts or dresses will all look good with them. If you're wearing an evening white or dress, silver strappy heeled sandals will look sexy and elegant.
Black is also a colour that works well with silver. In fact, black provides a stronger contrast than white and creates a more head-turning look. Other colours that look great with silver-coloured shoes include red, dove-grey, purple, lilac and forest green. As a rule of thumb, you could opt for darker shades for colder weather and pale colours in the spring and summers.
For maximum impact, aim to wear solid colours rather than prints or patterns with silver-coloured shoes. Your silver-coloured shoes should be the main focus of your ensemble.
Don't wear gold, silver or bronze clothes with silver - it is just too much overkill and could easily cross the line into looking trashy or like a member of a glam rock band.
Do choose discreet, subtle bags, earring and belts that work well with the colours of your outfit.
Do have fun experimenting with colours and developing your own sense of silvery style. Consider pairing silver with earthy tones, such as rusty oranges and emerald greens. Midnight blue also looks fabulous with silver. Deep, dark tones act as a contrast to the shiny silver.