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For some reason we seem to be having a mini metallic season here at Shoewawa this week: it's not a 'traditional' summer tone for footwear, but there certainly seem to be a lot of shiny shades (particularly gold) out there at the moment and the effect when worn with floaty clothing and a tan can be quite impressive. These double-buckled tall sandals from Nine West are a great case in point!

The gold makes a striking contrast against the very summery wooden heels and platforms, and the plaited leather gives the shoes a bit of a laid-back vibe that stops them looking too stuffy and eveningy. These shoes would dress up casual wear very nicely while holding their own just as well in a more formal setting.

£95 at Selfridges