If you’ve you ever come home from a sun-soaked vacation only to have friends tell you that you don’t really look that tan, I can’t say I can relate. Kidding, but not really, I am naturally dark so for me I can always use a flash of gold highlights. For those who need to work for it, there is nothing like gold tones to really show off your fresh dewy glow! Next to bright colors and florals, metallics are most definitely summer essentials. Layer on a mix of metals and then step into equally reflective footwear. The price of gold may be up, but the price of these sandals is down!
Badgley Mischka Afton III: Instead of diving headfirst into the gold rush, a raffia wedge like this can give you just a hint of shimmer. On Zappos for $235.
Diane von Furstenberg Daphne Flat Sandals: If you prefer rose to yellow gold, DVF’s sleek sandals will suit your fancy. Flats like these will make you shine bright without overpowering your outfit. On Shopbop for $198.
Rebecca Minkoff Bettina Flat Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff has a similar pair for Snobs who think thong sandals are uncomfortable. On Shopbop for $132 (from $165).
Loeffler Randall Starla Star-Embellished Metallic Leather Sandals: Gold stars orbit around your ankles for added sparkle and shine. The enviable embellishments easily could have looked kitsch, but Loeffler Randall kept them sophisticated with just a light dusting of whimsy. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $175.
Jean-Michel Cazabat Metallic Wooster: Looking for a new cork wedge? The mix of metallics on this tricolor pair is on trend and on budget. At Barneys New York for $225.