Best Bet: Asos Franklin Sandals

With its metallic front plate and reinforced gold metal heel, the Franklin sandal has a take-no-prisoners look that's great for offsetting floaty sundresses or a simple pale pedicure. Consider them a last hurrah for summer, perfect for those whose closets veer toward the tough and sleek side of things.

Asos Franklin Sandal, $54 at Asos.