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Metallics is a trend we’ve covered fairly heavily on CLOGGS. We previously posted on ‘Why Metallics Would be the Must-Have Trend for Spring/Summer 2015’, and after London Fashion Week it was clear we had predicted pretty accurately. Metallics are absolutely everywhere to be seen, with every high street store incorporating the glitzy and shimmery metallic hues into their designs for Spring/Summer 15. Metallics are bold, bright and daring - which is why we love them so, but for many, to opt for head-to-toe metallic is a step too far. The easiest way to inject some metallic style into your day to day wardrobe? One of our incredible metallic footwear choices of course! Our latest style guide will talk you through the metallic trend and how to use metallic footwear for an effortlessly stylish day to day look.
Metallics are traditionally in metal colours - gold, bronze and silver. Lately, however, we’ve seen an influx of metallic tones in more bold and vibrant colours. Pink, green, blue, grey - these are just some of the colours which have been getting the metallic treatment lately. We think colourful metallics are a little more daring, but can be easier to accessorise and work into a themed outfit occasionally. You can’t beat a classic bronze or gold, however, so fear not - there will be plenty of traditional metallic footwear featured in this guide!
The majority of our metallic range is for females (sorry lads), and it appears that these metallic colours are generally favoured by the ladies. Though there are some gorgeous bronze men’s pieces around, CLOGGS’ metallic footwear range is primarily for the girls (though a couple might slip through the net), as you can see by this Polyvore collage of some of the best metallic shoes on the market today.
The one thing that stood out for us was the sheer diversity of footwear styles which have adopted (and rocked) the metallic trend. We’ve got flip flops, heels, trainers, sandals and evening boots all with a gorgeous shimmery metallic edge - so rest assured whatever your fashion style, with a little help from Cloggs you’ll be right on trend.
Our range of metallic footwear spans pages and pages - it’s a pretty hefty (but enjoyable of course) job, so we thought we’d help you out a little. Here, we’ve collected some of our favourite metallic footwear and divided them into categories, making it easy for you to shop the metallic trend in a style which suits you. Whether you’re after casual, comfortable or glamorous metallic shoes - we think we can help you find the perfect pair!
Birkenstock, Gizeh, Mirror Silver  Fitflop, Cha Cha, Nimbus Silver  Vans, Classic Slip Ons, Bronze
Ted Baker, Reisling, Metallic Rose Gold  Havaianas, Slim, Beige Logo Metallic  Dr Martens, 1460z, Purple Shimmer
Vanilla Moon, Marie, Metallic Silver  Juliennas, Metallic Rose Gold  Clarks, Smart Deva, Metallic
The Metallic trend proved so popular in SS15, that in fact, metallic footwear is still an incredibly dominant trend for AW15 - and you heard it here first, but we think the gorgeous shimmery-toned shoes could be staying at the top of the style stakes for many seasons to come!
Autumn/Winter is all about layering, staying cosy and comfortable and swapping to a warmer colour palette with your wardrobe. However, it seems bronzes, silvers and golds are still completely on trend - and we can see them adjusting to meet the top footwear trends of the season. AW15 is all about ankle boots and flat shoes - think brogues and loafers, placing style and comfort as the dominating force of fashion. Luckily at Cloggs, we like to keep you ahead of the trend, so our range of AW15 metallic footwear is equally as strong as it was in SS15! Luckily for you, you might even be able to sneak a few metallic bargains from the leftovers of our summer sale, which can be found here.
Autumn/Winter '15 is simply full of metallic footwear - including some gorgeous trainers and ballet flats to keep you comfortable and stylish at the very same time. Would you like to see our top metallic picks of the season? Why, of course you would!
Superga - 2750 Metu - Rose  Vans - Classic Slip On - Iridescent Silver  Lacoste - Showcourt RQT2 - Silver
Butterfly Twists - Sophia - Rose Gold  French Sole - India - Multi Glitter  Toms - Seasonal Classics - Pewtar Lace Glitz
We think metallic shoes work best as a statement item to your outfit, teamed with block colours and no crazy patterns. We think a pair of jeans - navy or black, a nice shirt or camisole top and a blazer is the perfect outfit for a pair of metallic heels. Swap the camisole for a t-shirt and a matching metallic necklace for an effortlessly cool day-time look. A little black dress or even some cute shorts or a skirt would work well with any of our choices, and you can even be a little adventurous with some more tame patterns for a really fashion-forward look.
Our metallic footwear is all so eye-catching and beautiful that they really will be the focal point of any outfit. With a little help from CLOGGS, you’re never off trend.
Which of our metallic shoes do you like? What would you team them with? Let us know!