A few weeks ago I had an epiphany: silver shoes might be the answer to every summer shoe problem I’d ever had. It was a sudden realization, and before I knew it a dozen tabs on my phone’s browser presented different options — all and any of which would surely change my life, and make my summer infinitely chicer.
Allow me to break down my thought process: As the temperatures rise, the days on which I can rely on my standard rotation of black booties are dwindling. Silver shoes, however, are surprisingly versatile — even if the thought of metallic might conjure up images of tacky prom shoes, the fact is, a silver shoe can add the perfect touch of polish to the most low-key of looks.
Ahead, 18 options to cover all your bases, from super-luxe heels to loafers to simple slides. And, in case you’re wondering, I already scooped up the pair on slide #16 (mostly because they were on sale). Let’s just say, it’s going to be a very silver summer.