I Always Recommend Metallic Sandals To My Clients – Here Are 12 Styles To Choose From This Summer

Welcome to the world of metallic sandals, where style meets versatility! From high to low heels, wedges to flats, in silver and gold tones, a pair of sandals with a metallic finish is a must-have in your shoe collection every spring/summer. When I’m packing for a holiday or weekend away, there will always be a pair of metallic sandals in my luggage. Why? Because they really do go with everything in the summer. Typically for me, this is a pair of Birkenstocks and wedges and perhaps a heeled sandal too, each in gold or silver. They are not just for trips away, because while on home soil these shoe staples will form the basis of many of my summer looks as an easy go-to in a hurry to finish any outfit.

Dress up in gold and silver sandals

Perhaps you’re a wedding guest, Mother of the Bride or Groom or maybe even the Bride yourself! Have you got a diary full of summer parties, a day at the Races or simply the odd night out planned? Give your feet the Midas touch in a metallic sandal you can wear for every special occasion.

Try casual outfits with metallic sandals

Is it your everyday outfits which need elevating? Keep it casual yet polished in a pair of shining sandals (or matte metallic if you prefer!) with all of your daytime denim and dressed down looks.

Wondering which shining sandals you should invest in this season?

Look no further than my personal pick of 12 of the best metallic sandals for Spring/Summer 2023. Whatever your heel height of choice from high to low heels, wedges to flats, in silver and gold tones, these sandals are the perfect accessory to complete any outfit. 

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1. Sling It Back

The simplicity and clean lines of Mint Velvet’s metallic sandals offer timeless elegance for a pair of shoes you will wear year after year, while the slingback design will give an elongated effect to the legs when worn with dresses, skirts or shorts. A real party staple.

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Metallic leather slingback heeled sandals, Mint Velvet

2. Block Party

Go high or go home in an elevated block heel sandal like this pair from Office and choose from a silver or gold finish because whichever you pick will add the icing on the cake to dress up all your summer outfits.

silver vegan high heel ankle strap metallic sandals
Vegan silver block heel sandals, Office

3. Weave Your Way

If you like a heel but want a bit more support to hold your foot in place, these are for you. The higher front can have the effect of making legs appear shorter but don’t let this put you off, just be mindful of your hemline: avoid wearing with midi lengths for a more flattering look.

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Gold woven leather block heel sandals, Ravel


4. Wedged In

Step up in Carvela’s high wedge sandals with a micro rope finish and on-trend square toe. I’m picturing these with a blouse tucked into tailored shorts, a floaty floral mini dress and a white vest with a tiered maxi skirt.

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Gold ‘Gala’ high wedge sandals, Carvela

5. Comfort Zone

Even with an open-toed sandal, feet can still get a bit sweaty so Geox’s patented sole created with tiny holes for breathability make these metallic wedges a winner for a cool finish.

gold wedge espadrilles
Gold leather espadrille wedge sandals, Geox

6. Dip It Low

As a Personal Stylist I enjoy finding gems like these sandals by Toni Pons, because when it comes to building an outfit, it is often a pair of heels that will really add that finishing touch. Not everyone wants to – or can – wear something high. Cue this pair for summer events where you need absolute comfort but crave the polish that even a bit of height and a metallic shine give. I’ve tried and tested these with many clients and they get the thumbs up every time.

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Metallic leather espadrille wedge sandals, Toni Pons


7. Slip-on And Slide

With a cushioned sole and soft leather woven upper, these sandals not only look sophisticated but they will also be comfortable so you can wear them on repeat until the autumn.

gold flat woven metallic sandals
Gold leather woven flat sandals, Hush

8. Flat Out

For an elegant sandal without the heel, LK Bennett’s ‘Renee’ flats definitely tick the boxes for a luxurious look worthy of a Greek Goddess, and of course, you!

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Gold rope and leather ‘Renee’ flat sandals, LK Bennett

9. Slide Away

Add a little height and shine to your casual summer outfits without sacrificing comfort in these flatform sliders; the twisted gold leather just screams softness.

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Gold leather twist flatform sliders, Mint Velvet


10. Rose Gold Rush

Silver and gold may be my go-to metallics for accessories down to their neutral look, but this subtly soft rose gold sandal with delicate ankle strap could be your ‘nude’ summer sandal and add a warmer tone to your outfits.

rose gold metallic sandals
Rose gold leather and cork sandals, Steve Madden

11. Buckle Up

Take a sturdy wooden heel, add a secure ankle strap and finish in gold with a buckle for decoration and you’ve got yourself a wear-anywhere sandal to pair with jeans and a t-shirt for a simple daytime look, or dress up with a flowing summer frock.

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Gold block heel buckle detail sandals, Dune

12. Barely There

With minimal straps for a sleek and modern look and a wearable wide heel, these sandals will take you seamlessly from day to night, and from casual to smart occasions. Try them with blue jeans and a white shirt for the ultimate in simple style.

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Silver square toe low heel sandals, The Drop by Amazon

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