If there’s one pair of shoes I should have bought last year, it was Zara’s gold lace-ups. I used them a couple of times on shoots, but never thought I’d actually have the nerve to pull them off myself. I see people wearing them sometimes, and they always look cool. And it always gives me a pang of regret. But there’s no need for me to despair, as gold and silver boy shoes seem to be everywhere at the moment.
This first pair is from a new discovery of mine – The White Pepper – a little online boutique based in east London. I love the way they style the images on their website, and the shoes are not only really well priced but really great quality too (I have a pair in my hand, I can confirm!).
Whistles isn’t somewhere I’d usually think of to shop for shoes, but look at these Oxfords! That brushed metal effect is really cool, and subtle enough for those a little unsure about wearing gold on their feet.
At the opposite end of the shiny spectrum are these from Oliver Sweeney. WOWZAS! You could use these babies to apply your lipstick if you’ve misplaced your mirror. Oliver Sweeney’s shoes are gorgeous, as is usually the case when a menswear brand branches into women’s territory. I’d wear these with a simple Breton stripe top and some blue jeans.
Vagabond has this very simple style in silver with a smart white sole, as does Robert Clergerie with this chunky white grip on its beautiful brogues. If you really want to go crazy, head to Dr Martens for some bronze, silver and pewter block colour fringed brogues. It also has plain gold or silver boots, as well as two-tone silver and white brogues, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.