You'd be forgiven for associating gold shoes with special occasions—who doesn't reach for a pair of strappy metallic heels for a wedding or holiday party? But today's gilded footwear is far more versatile than that: There are gleaming velvet booties you can wear with cropped jeans and a leather jacket, there are high-shine sneakers to pair with lacy dresses, and there are shimmering mules that add a bit of personality to office-friendly blazers and tailored trousers.
Plus, not every shade of gold is a blindingly bright metallic—marigold is one of the most popular colors of the season, and the rich hue pairs beautifully with denim, dusty pink, and even black (it's deep enough that it avoids any of the bumblebee connotations of brighter yellows).
Do you still need convincing? Keep scrolling for 17 pairs of gold shoes you don't need to save for your next party.
Sure, you could wear these to a wedding—or you could throw them on with some sleek track pants.
Wear these with a party dress, and you'll be the envy of everyone in stilettos.
We bet Gigi Hadid will be wearing these any day now.
These are crazy glamorous, but they're so easy to wear.
The gold-foil finish and elegant low heel add a vintage vibe.
Make these your new work shoes (and wear them on the weekends, too).
The wide strap and the chunky heel keep these comfortable.
Worthy of a disco queen.
Simply a classic.
Gold and velvet? We need these on our feet, stat.
Add a little shine to an everyday outfit.
Even better from behind.
Rachel Comey is known for comfy, wear-all-day heels, so these are a safe bet.
From the cinched top to the sculptural kitten heel, these boots don't neglect the details.
Pair these with jeans or a slinky slip dress—either way, they'll steal the show.
Style these with a midi dress or cool kick-flares.
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