Disco-Inspired Shoes: The Dazzling, Low-Key Way To Try The Metallic Trend

This year has been one for vibrant trends. Whether due to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, the upcoming Barbie movie, or the re-emergence of Y2K fashion, bold, bright, and shining metallic is the way to go in 2023. Designers predicted the rise of the disco-worthy metallic fashion trend in their spring/summer 2023 fashion shows and the movement seemed to continue onto the fall/winter 2023 runways. As dopamine dressing (AKA dressing for happiness) continues to be people's top priority, dazzling colors and textures are also proving to have staying power.

Gold and silver metallics are common color choices for attention-grabbing outfits, such as gold trousers from the Proenza Schouler fall/winter 2023 show. But if you aren't ready to fully commit to these glittering ensembles yourself, disco-inspired shoes are a low-key way to try out the look for yourself. We have curated six ways to let the metallic trend shine in your shoe closet this season.

Shining ballerina flats

Ballerina flats continuously trend due to their versatility and function. "They are a great investment because they are a timeless style that never dates," Cassie Smart, head of womenswear buying at Matches Fashion, told Harper's Bazaar. If you are looking to upgrade this classic style, try out metallic ballerina flats that easily will take you from day to night.

Glamorous gold heels

Want to spice up outfits for both day and night? Shining metallic gold heels make for the perfect "pop" of glam in your favorite night-out look. And Instagram influencer @_leighbrandie_ shared a photo of herself styling metallic gold platform heels with a baby blue tuxedo dress and a preppy headband for the perfect daytime look.

Metallic loafers

Metallic loafers create the perfect combination of business and party. These are a great option for daytime shoes that are both fun and functional. We recommend using metallic loafers to give a more fashion-forward feel to a casual outfit — like the classic mom jeans and t-shirt look.

Chic cowgirl boots

Sparkling cowgirl boots have long been the footwear of choice for concerts and nights out alike. Channel your inner space cowgirl by styling the boots for the ultimate summer outfit. Instagram fashion influencer @samanthawaldman_ shows us how to do it right as she pairs silver metallic cowgirl boots with a strapless denim mini dress.

Simple slide sandals

Slide sandals are arguably the most comfortable and versatile shoes. They are great for everyday wear and go with almost any outfit. Spice up your slide game with a pair of shining metallic slide sandals. We personally love these styled with a casual pool day outfit such as shorts and a t-shirt.

Dazzling sneakers

Take your everyday sneaker style up a notch with a pair of metallic kicks. Sneakers are a wardrobe essential that never goes out of style, so you need a pair for every occasion. Metallic sneakers are perfect to add shine to your everyday outfits or to pair with a dress for both comfortable and trending style.