MEL is the founder of Polished Professionals – a blog for the modern, working woman to conquer the workday with style and poise. When not blogging, MEL is an attorney and small business owner in Houston, Texas.
Have you seen the metallic trends all over fashion magazines this winter season? They are lighting up everything from runways to subways. And lucky for us, metallic shoes are a trend that easily translates to everyone! Here are four reasons why you should – and how you can – add metallic shoes to your work wardrobe this winter.
Metallics are hot. As a working professional, I cannot always wear the trendiest pieces gracing the runways in the workplace. Fortunately, metallics are not just a trend to see on the runway and admire from afar. This is a trend that working professionals, like me, can wear in their everyday lives yet is still work appropriate. A metallic shoe adds the perfect, luxurious touch to any outfit, especially during the winter season. One of my favorites is Rockport’s Total Motion Violina Luxe Pump, available in two metallic tones – bronze or pewter. Coupling these tones with your work suit or dress will surely add a modern touch to your office wardrobe without being over-the-top. Everyone will admire how stylish you are in your new heels!
Metallics are neutral. Metallic shoes can pretty much go with any color combination in your wardrobe. This is why they are often my Monday morning shoe choice. When my eyes are still half closed and I am trying to put my work outfit together before my first cup of coffee, I know that metallic shoes will always be a good choice to match whichever look I pull out of my closet.
Metallics are versatile. Metallic heels like the Total Motion Violina Luxe Pump are perfect for any work look. They can be worn with a sweater and slacks for a business casual environment or with a skirt suit for a more formal workplace. Plus, metallic heels will easily take you from a day of work to a dinner out with friends. Don’t just limit a metallic heel to your work outfits – you can wear a metallic heel with a little black dress for the perfect date night look, or even with denim for a chic addition to your brunch attire.
Metallics are season-less. Unlike some shoes that are meant for one season, metallic heels are season-less. They can be worn with your winter wardrobe now and will easily transition into your spring looks. Wear them with tights and your favorite dress during cooler months, then nix the tights as the temperatures rise and you will be ready to wear them into spring and summer.