I originally wrote this post in late 2013 but I am updating it again as it has been so blooming popular.

This is not about the “it” flat of the moment  – bang on trend but will languish in your wardrobe next season.

I am about sustainability and curating a versatile wardrobe you love, that you will still love when mules, off the shoulder tops, envelope leather skirts  and Kenzo sweatshirts are all passé.

Yes I know metallic flats, metallic oxfords and brogues have been around for a while but who cares.

A small investment.

Timeless and add a pop of fun and sparkle into the everyday.






7 Reasons Why I love a Metallic Lace-Up.

They are shiny – yes I love shiny things and metallics I tell clients are a neutral ;)

They are flat and easy to runaround after kids but still feel stylish

Not too much detail  or trickiness – keeps them sleek

If you loved the loafer/slipper you might be able to try out a brogue/oxford.

They are really versatile and  can be really girly (see OP below).

Can help to winterise dresses,skirts with black & grey marle tights.

They are classic cool and can work with new on trend outfits year after year.


5 Tips on How to Buy Your Best Match 

1. Decide what colour works best in your wardrobe  – there are a vast array now ( silver, copper, rose gold, pewter, gold, metallic colour)

2. Work out what finish you want – mirrored high shine, brushed matt, soft shine, glitter.

3. Decide what detail and type your want (Brogue detail – (as above) sleek, toe cap

4. Be specific when typing into your favourite stores (using the details above) and fashion search engine Polyvore.

5. If you want to Try The Trend – look for cheaper versions in Asos, Topshop, River Island, Zara etc then upgrade if you wear them a lot.





#1 Like Olivia Palermo aka with everything from khaki pants, leather trousers, girly dress, shorts and everything in between – take your cue from OP and rock them every which way – day night work party she kills it !




#2 change laces to black and wear with all black ensemble  – love it !  – OP does it at night with a pair of shorts – adds a touch of glamour !




#3 Lo-fi statement –  effortless everyday style with ripped denims like Jenna Lyons or with baseball cap & belted coat – LOVE IT !




#4 With earthy neutrals and lo-fi combat pants & grey sweatshirt like this blogger from Brunette Salad. Awesome look !



#5 With a really girly dress or skirt (not necessarily this short ) but they add a cute twist.



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Sally x

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

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