Silver Shoes for Work, Play and More: My Picks

2016 fashion trend silver mirror shoes - Wardrobe OxygenI am on a serious silver shoe kick. I have my silver oxfords which I’ve been rocking for a couple years and they only get more comfortable with each wear. For two summers I have been loving my silver Birkenstocks with most everything. There’s my silver pumps which seem to go with everything, and now I also have these silver slip-on sneakers and my new silver booties. Silver has always been my favorite color of metal; I’ve had my silver cuff since 1998 and even before that loved the look of it. Well it’s my luck, metallic shoes are HOT right now, and there’s a ton of silver options available.

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Silver and other metallic shoes may seem too specific and well, ridiculous to be added to a small wardrobe but I can attest to the fact that they are a fantastic neutral. Just like a bold silver necklace, a big metallic cuff, or a pair of shiny statement earrings, a pair of silver shoes can add that little punch that can take a look to the next level. As I write this, I am wearing a black sweater, black faux leather-front pants, my silver cuff and my silver slip-on sneakers. With black shoes, I would look like a stagehand but with silver I look cool and purposeful. A metallic shoe is a way to look dressier while wearing a flatter or more comfortable style, and silver is stylish all four seasons of the year.

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I know many of you have asked for shoes similar to the ones I owned so here’s a round-up of Allie-approved silver shoes. Flats, heels, and everything in between, there should be one to fit most any personal style and budget! For those who aren’t into silver, most of these shoes come in other colors!

Silver Sneakers

Get the comfort, cushioning, and capability of a sneaker but in a shiny silver finish! These shoes will do double-duty for function as well as fashion. Pair with cuffed and girlfriend jeans, style with a shift or T-shirt dress, or tone down the girliness of a full skirt or dress!

Wardrobe Oxygen - Silver Sneaker Trend for 2016 the best stylesNine West Rukkus, $62.99 | PUMA Roma, $65.00 | Nike Air Max Thea, $120.00 | ECCO Aimee, $130.00
Boden Dana, $86.40 | Puma Eskiva, $128.30 | Adidas Superstar, $119.75 | Superga 2750 Classic, $94.09
Josef Seibel Caspian, $129.95 | ECCO Touch, $150.00 | Corso Como Duffy, $44.99 | Vans Classic Slip On, $60.00

Silver Flats

For work or for play, it’s great to have a comfortable go-with-all shoe that has some flair. A metallic silver flat looks great peeking out of wide-leg trousers, is a smart pairing with crisp ankle pants, goes boho chic with maxi skirts and sundresses, and looks sweet with everything from jeans to girly frocks.

Wardrobe Oxygen - Silver Flats Trend for 2016 my picksLoeffler Randall Prue, $195.00 | Banana Republic Allie (great name, huh?), $138.00 | Anne Klein Petrica, $59.99 | Madden Girl Encounter, $19.99
Shoes of Prey Loafer Ballet Flat, $138.95| Blue by Betsy Johnson Ever, $99.00 | Target Ona, $14.44 | Dr. Scholl's Friendly, $44.50
Sam Edelman Felicia, $78.97 | Report Roth, $34.95 | ASOS Lookout, $43.00 | Diba London Scout, $39.99

Silver Brogues or Oxfords

I love silver brogues, it makes a very serious shoe whimsical and better fits my “classic with a girly rock and roll vibe” style. They’re more substantial than a flat, and work really well with menswear, trousers of all leg widths and hem heights, add polish to jeans, and look so cute when paired with skirts and dresses. This is likely the shoe I get the most requests for; last year it was tough to find “similar” for outfit posts when I wore my silver brogues; now there’s a bunch to choose from in a good variety of styles and pricepoints!

Wardrobe Oxygen - Silver shoe trend for 2016 my picks for silver or mirror oxfords or broguesModcloth Talking Picture, $49.99 | Seychelles With Honor, $109.99 | ASOS Make Waves, $42.77 | ASOS Moss (comes in wide widths!), $59.87
Calvin Klein Camella, $118.95 | Shoescribe L'F, $110.00 | London Rebel Barnaby, $55.00 | Cole Haan Zerogrand, $228.00
Elie Tahari Oakly, $169.99 | Golden Ponies Mirrored Holographic Oxford, $42.00 | Jeffrey Campbell Novak, $129.95 | ALDO Uneawien, $40.00

Silver Loafers and Driving Mocs

Like brogues or oxfords, a loafer is a classic shoe with a bit of a menswear vibe that seems all the more awesome with a metallic finish. In a silver color, a loafer can leave the boardroom and rock the weekend or even happy hour. A silver loafer will look great at the office, but also be a wonderful update to jeans of all silhouettes and lengths.

Wardrobe Oxygen - 2016 shoe trend is silver mirror. My picks for best silver loafers driving mocs and boating shoesCalvin Klein Celia, $76.30 | Steve Madden Meela, $79.95 | Gentle Souls Portobello, $149.95 | ASOS Michigan, $47.90
ASOS ORIGINAL Loafer Tassel Heels, $68.43 | ASOS Libra, $30.79  | Sole Society Huxley, $69.95 | Sole Society Hipp, $41.97
Sperry Dock is Chic, $94.99 | Goldenponies Patsy, $53.00 | Louise et Cie Joey, $138.95 | Kate Spade Carima, $250.00

Silver Boots and Booties

A silver boot is a great way to add some shine to most any look. This is a great way to rock some shine in the colder months as your ankles are covered, but booties also look great with skirts, dresses, and girlfriend jeans!

Wardrobe Oxygen - Silver boot trend for 2016 my picksMissta Kierra, $136.99 | Joe’s Jeans Dahlia, $72.99 | Aquatalia Yulia, $450.00 | Seychelles Sanctuary, $74.99
Seychelles Garnet, $160.00 | Summit Breanne, $149.90 | BCBG Cara (I own these), $224.98 | French Connection Robrey, $72.00
Dr. Martens Spike, $136.95 | Topshop Mary, $140.00 | Goldenponies Edie, $50.00 | Walk Handmade, $269.00

Silver Summer Shoes

Whether you’re packing for a tropical vacation, live in a warm climate, or are preparing for the upcoming seasons, these are some great warm weather silver styles that will jazz up everything from shorts and knits to floaty sundresses.

Wardrobe Oxygen - The Best silver metallic sandals and summer shoes for 2016ASOS Juggler, $34.21 | Birkenstock Arizona (I own), $136.00 | ASOS Jilly, $27.37 | Dirty Laundry Beatbox, $28.91
Clarks Lydie Hala, $54.99 | Easy Spirit Sandcastle, $34.99 | Splendid Mason, $64.95 | MIA Greta, $98.95
Nine West Banter, $39.99 | The FLEXX Sun Tan, $114.95 | Kristin Cavallari Belle, $109.95 | ECCO Damara, $119.95

Silver Pumps and Mary Janes

A silver pump is a wonderful alternative to nude or black and from personal experience I can tell you they go with everything!

Wardrobe Oxygen - The best silver mirror finish pumps for 2016 my picks all heights and stylesCole Haan Juliana 75, $148.00 | Nine West Jackpot, $79.00 | French Connection Kandy, $71.96 | Fergie Helix, $109.95
Nina Originals Damsel, $137.95 | Topshop Jolene, $80.00 | Shoes of Prey Mary Jane Pump, $188.95 | Vince Camuto Kain, $97.95
Calvin Klein Carise, $118.95 | Charles by Charles David Pact, $99.95 | Journee Collection Round Toe Pump, $34.99 | Sam & Libby Daisy, $19.98

Silver Strappy Heels

A silver strappy heel is a wardrobe workhorse. Dressing up a pair of jeans or coordinating nicely with most any dress in your wardrobe, you’ll be shocked how such a shoe will be worn so often all throughout the year.

Wardrobe Oxygen - The best silver mirror strappy heels of all heights for 2016 fashionPelle Moda Berlin, $144.95 | ASOS Fun Fun $42.77 | Nine West Saynomore, $40.99 | Report Neely, $45.99
Badgley Mischka Ascot, $225.00 | Sole Society Talia, $29.98 | Kate Spade Irvine, $131.20 | Rose Petals Leash, $90.00
Betsey Johnson Glisten to Reason, $98.99 | Guilhermina Frazil Heels, $198.00 | J. Crew Kitten Heel, $188.00 | Lifestride Note, $59.99

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17 Comments

  1. February 18, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    I love silver shoes! I have silver strappy sandals, silver slides (Aerosoles’ version of the Arizona) and silver flats. You’re right; it works great as a fun and sassy neutral.

  2. February 4, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Ooh, so many great shoes! Thankfully most of them are an import for England so I can ignore them. I do have a lovely pair of pointy-toe kitten heels with a back strap in shiny silver, but I’m not wearing them much cos a) they scratch reeeeally easily b) I actually tend more towards gold in my clothes and accessories and c) they’re slightly big. Still, I should get out my silver necklace and wear my lovely silver shoes more often.

  3. Laura
    February 4, 2016 / 4:39 am

    Like you silver is normally my metal of choice. A while ago i saw a German blogger with Chanel gold brogues- and she totally sent me on a gold shoe love… I did some online sleuthing and found the Rebecca minkhoff has something similar to the Chanel brogues. After months of lusting – i have finally purchased them – cant wait for them to arrive. I’ll just call it my birthday pressent to myself – and PS. the birthday is only in April 🙂

    • February 4, 2016 / 9:14 am

      That sounds like a fantastic birthday gift, and hey, April is right around the corner! 🙂

  4. Nihongo Dame Desu
    February 3, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I have a pair of Steve Madden silver loafers and I get oodles of compliments every time I wear them. I am considering trying to track down a second pair simply because I know someday they will wear out, though I’ve only had them since December.

    And FYI, something is wonky with this post. Your brogue images are showing up again in the loafers section.

    • February 4, 2016 / 9:14 am

      The image is updated, thanks for the heads up! And I hear you on a second pair, I bought a pair of silver brogues on Poshmark even though I have my Bass pair so I’m ready when they wear out!

  5. Anamarie
    February 3, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    WOW, this is such a comprehensive post, thanks for all the time you put into it! I am considering some silver pumps.

  6. Karen Bowers
    February 3, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    So how does polishing these shoes work? Do you use a neutral polish?

    • February 3, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      For my silver patent ones I’ve touched up nicks with silver polish, and even a silver paint pen with clear polish over it. For silver softer leather, they do have metallic polishes to keep the shine and color: http://amzn.to/1PUSGlX

  7. February 3, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Hi Allie, just FYI, I’m seeing the same photo for brogues/oxfords and loafers/driving mocs.

    • February 3, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Thanks for the heads up! I see the same and I somehow loaded the same twice. I’ll have to update it when I can get to my blogging computer and find the original. Thank you!

  8. Michele S
    February 3, 2016 / 11:20 am

    I bought a pair of Cole Haan ZeroGrand oxfords in shiny silver with a black sole and I absolutely love them! I got them for 40% as a cyber Monday deal and I’m so happy that I did. They’re super comfortable and come in wide widths, which I need. When I first received them I though they were a bit TOO shiny, they’re like mirrors, but they really elevate an outfit just as you say above. I get compliments every time I wear them. Thanks for sharing, I think I need some silver sandals for summer!

  9. carole chabries
    February 3, 2016 / 9:49 am

    classic silver vans! i was inspired — by your blog! — to look for these two summers ago, and ultimately decided not to “splurge” on silver shoes. then last summer i found a pair, NWT and in my size, at a consignment shop for $20. they came home with me and i LOVE them. i wear them with everything and complements every single time i wear them. i can attest that silver shoes make a great addition to a wardrobe.

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