There is one sure way to up your shoe game this season.
The trendletSport a metallic.
Yes, slip-ons and sneakers that sparkle are bringing a touch of glamour to looks suitable for dancin' and brunchin'.
Where do they come from?Gold, silver, and copper pumps date to the late 1920s and '30s, when dancers and Hollywood glamour-seekers wore twinkling T-straps out on the town. Styles ranged from shiny spectator pumps - a favorite of dancer Ginger Rogers - to ballet flats. From then on, the shiny stiletto became a staple of evening wear.
Fashion aside: This is around the time Judy Garland wore those to-die-for clickable kicks in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz.
In the 1970s, metallic shoes - chunky and stilettos - were a must under the disco ball. And in the 1980s, they became gym-friendly, especially for aerobics.
Jimmy Choo kept the bling alive in the 1990s and early 2000s. And in 2015, high fashion forced a sporty turn when runway collections from Hermés, Alexander Wang, and Tommy Hilfiger featured them in largely athletic-inspired collections. This year, more brands, like Tory Burch and Dolce & Gabanna, added '70s-sizzle to their assortment of flats, pumps, and wedges that go great with sweatsuits and sheaths.
Who is wearing them?Rihanna, the Jenner girls, the Kardashian ladies. And Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, Yazz the Greatest.
Would Elizabeth wear them?Sure. With all-black everything.
Should you wear them?
Yep. Especially if you are keeping it monochromatic.