Silver heels normally have us thinking of prom nights and debuts, with good reason—these shiny shoes just possess that fairytale-like quality about them, to be worn with our best dresses during the most glamorous affairs.While there’s no denying their fabulous qualities, wearing silver on your feet doesn’t always need to equate to a Cinderella-esque story. There are actually many different ways you can get away with wearing this metallic color that will easily dress up any outfit for occasion, and any time of day. We’ve put together some style references for your next outfit inspiration!
How To Wear Silver Heels
1. Wear it with a pop of color.
A pair of silver heels allows a pretty dress to take centerstage. Here, it’s all about this striking emerald green tea-length frock. Accessorize with additional silver accents for that effortlessly cool look.
The combination of pink and silver give off that grown-up Barbie vibe. Instead of frilly pieces, inject a more mature look into your outfit through a languid silhouette with retro influences, like this velvet corduroy dress in fuchsia.
It’s hard not to go all glam when you’ve slipped on metallic heels. There's nothing like a pair of classic silver pointed pumps to anchor the glamour of a red dress and frosted accessories.
2. Wear metallics with metallics.
If you're up for the challenge, sparkly shoes that are high on shine ought to be paired with other shimmering pieces. Pairing silver with silver is a no-brainer monochromatic look, but earn additional style points with a variation in texture, like this sequined dress against a minimalist, strappy sandal.
Don’t feel like you only need to wear silver to make this work. Other metallic shades, like this long-sleeved mini dress in rose gold go well with silver heels that prove that mixing metals can make a dress stand out.
Meanwhile, satin is high on sheen, and this fabric finish lends a naturally luxurious look to any dress. Silver heels echo the subtle sheen of these languid satin pieces.
This denim skirt was just given a shiny veneer thanks to a metallic top and matching metallic accessories. Giovana Battaglia's style cred comes in the way she's matched the antique metal finish of her top to her open-toe heels.
3. You can never go wrong with white.
A palette of white and silver is both classic and timeless that applies to any silhouette, from crisp tailoring to more romantic pieces. This tailored A-line dress, for example, is a sophisticated outfit that earns its place at an afternoon affair.
Light and airy, this white ruffled dress looks more polished with the help of these sparkly ankle-strap sandals. It’s an elegant, dinner-ready look for a first date!
As if this crisp white jumpsuit could not look any more pristine, these glossy shoes make the look even more polished. The heels give the wide-legged bottoms a cleaner and more streamlined fit that has a leg-lengthening effect.
4. Wear it with a blazer and cropped trousers.
What better way to show off those glimmering stilettos than with a cropped, tapered leg? Take the case of this white suit jacket and houndstooth cropped pants.
Meanwhile, power suits look absolutely sharp and stunning on a woman, and silver heels match their formality while maintaining its own feminine edge. This electric blue number stands out even more as accentuated by embellished T-strap heels. Pumps don’t have to be your only option!
5. Slip them on with nude pieces.
Channel some old Hollywood glamour in this low-cut mullet dress with silver embellishments. We love how the embellished silver pumps against her skin echo the design of the silver embroidery on the nude fabric.
Vibrant, ornate details on a nude dress pop out even more when worn with glittering heels in a more matte finish.
Although more blush than flesh-toned, this tailored collar dress on Nicole Richie is given a luxe update with studded gems, details that pair even better with silver heels. It’s certainly a glamorous take on the preppy look!
6. Sport the model off-duty look.
Carefree, off-duty looks typically involve sneakers or comfortable footwear like Birkenstocks or sneakers. But nothing gussies up a casual, relaxed appearance like a pair of shiny patent boots. This plaid blazer and blue denim jean look is given a glamorous update with pale silver boots.
We’re in love with the oversized button-down and jeans combo for its casual-cool appearance. But if you ever wanted to level it up, swap the white sneakers for silver metallic boots!
7. Wear with black and white.
Uniform black pumps or white shoes are not your only options when it comes to the checkered combination. Silver pumps add a dose of shine to this smart outfit, featuring a Christian Dior checkered blazer, cropped black pants, and the quintessential vintage sunglasses.
Dress up a plain black T-shirt and textured skirt with a pair of slinky silver heels. No one will know that you just pulled this out of your closet in a hurry!
Here, Poppy Delevingne wears a high-waisted skirt with a prairie-style blouse. Her silver pumps subtly tie the whole look together with a glam touch.
Shop Silver Heels
Now that you know how to style silver heels, it's time you refresh your shoe closet with pretty metallic pairs. Below, we curate 12 silver heels that will definitely up the ante of your daily OOTDs. Shop away!
Mules, P3495, ZARA, Greenbelt 5
Pumps, P3495, ZARA, Power Plant
Ankle strap heels, P3999, CHARLES & KEITH, TriNoma
Mary Jane pumps, P2499, CHARLES & KEITH, Greenbelt 5
Sandals, P2295, MANGO, Robinsons Magnolia
Metallic sandals, P1995, BERSHKA, SM Megamall
Glitter pumps, price unavailable, PEDRO, Greenbelt 5
Glitter slingbacks, price unavailable, PEDRO, TriNoma
Metallic ribbon slingbacks, price unavailable, PEDRO, Greenbelt 5
Cross Strap Slides, P2299, CHLOE EDIT, Zalora.com.ph
Bodega Lace Up Heels, P2999, PUBLIC DESIRE, Zalora.com.ph
Silver Boots, P3749, GLAMOROUS, Zalora.com.ph