As a seasoned fashion editor, I can tell you with total confidence that the best way to bring your outfit from day to night is with the addition of glitzy gold heels. Just like their jewellery counterparts, gold shoes and accessories remain a timeless wardrobe addition. Whilst certain styles might ebb and flow in popularity, they’ll always come back stronger than before—usually, every party season. This year is no different, and gold heels are back for their annual renaissance as the It shoe to shop ahead of the upcoming festivities.
Silver trousers and metallic ballet flats enjoyed a popular summer and early autumn, but now, as event season takes the helm, gold footwear is on track to be the star of the season. With the ability to whip a jeans-and-jumper pairing into a party-ready look in an instant, there’s no item my dressing-up wardrobe values more than gold heels in the winter.
Whilst you might worry about colour pairings, I actually find a pair of gold heels in a light tone to be one of the most versatile items in my wardrobe, bringing an all-black outfit to life and illuminating a colourful ensemble with just as much ease.
Who What Wear UK editor-in-chief Hannah Almassi wears gold heels. Before party season really sets in, shop my edit of the best gold shoes available to buy from across the high street, as well as from some of our favourite designer brands.
Loeffler Randall’s metallic heels are everything I’ve been looking for in a party shoe.
Slip on with jeans or wide-leg trousers and bring gold heels into your daytime rotation.
Extra tall and extra chunky. Style with an all-black outfit for an easy and comfortable party-ready look.
Slingback heels continue to trend this season.
Style your sky-highs with a velvet dress for a high-octane occasion outfit.
Mules are the comfortable heel trend I can get behind this season.
Double down and layer on all of your favourite gold jewellery whilst wearing these.
I love the spaghetti-strap ties on this barely-there pair.
Handmade in Italy, these gorgeous heels will fit effortlessly into your summer wardrobe too.
This glitzy style will dress up any look in no time.