Essential Items: Silver Boots
Remember that favourite piece of clothing you had as a kid that you wanted to wear everywhere but your mum made you take it off outside the house because it was too pink/too sparkly/too caped for 'real life'? Well we're convinced that the silver boot is the adult version of your favourite cowboy outfit, hulk costume or fairy wings, a wardrobe non-essential that has the power to make you feel like you can slay that breakfast meeting or survive a heinous Monday, just because of the way the sun glances off your silver-clad toe. Big names such as Saint Laurent and Balenciaga have gone down the silver boots route (as seen on the hooves of Harry Styles and Alexa Chung) but there lots of other brands with plenty of metallic shoe sass to offer too.
As far as we're concerned, these boots have it all. Hand made, croc effect, a heel that won't cripple you and a saucy lace up detail at the back that gives them a touch of the Marie Antoinettes, the Kelly Boots from Please Paris are the pinnacle of superhero footwear. Pair them with well...anything really, from bare legs to cropped trousers, skinnies to minis - the shade flatters skin and the details make them feel totally unique.
Golden Goose Deluxe
Pricey, yes, but we'd imagine you'll feel like a million dollars strutting around in these nuclear Texan cowboy boots. We love the vintage-meets-street aesthetic and of the Golden Goose Deluxe brand, which you can always rely on for a sumptuous finish and super cool details. The sweet wrapper colours are fun, irreverent and bold and the aesthetic impact on your average high street is, frankly, off the scale.
These Double Delta boots from London brand Dora Teymur are pure Barbarella. And if you're too young to know what that means then think 1960s French Italian sci-fi complete with an Orgasmostron that kills people with pleasure. We love the unique mirrored leather on this fine pair, as well as the front zips and the distinctive black patent leather bar detail just above the toes. Wear them with denim - or a Paco Rabane spacesuit.
100% vegan and handmade to order, these metallic beauties from Golden Ponies are as comfortable as they are flash. A super soft synthetic pig skin lining, and a tiny mini heel means you can run for the bus (or your town car) without breaking a sweat. They're also the most cost effective pair on the list but just bear in mind the four week wait for the hand crafting process.
Show off tanned toes and a summer pedicure with this pair of peep toe silver boots from Italian label Settima. We love the relaxed look of the leather and the subtle metallic sheen, as well as the classic peep toe style. If your look is more low key and you don't want to blind passersby every time you walk in the sunshine then these are the silver boots for you (and p.s., currently 50% off).