Holiday season is officially upon us – which can only mean an impending onset of holly jolly party invites. Before the giddy wave of non-stop festivities hit, it’s best to make sure you’ve already got a new pair of party shoes at the ready. Exquisite crystal embellished flats are sweet and demure for a cozy get-together at the in-law’s; Reflective metallic high-heeled booties are THERE for you for dancing the night away at a holiday party; Pumps emblazoned with decorative satin bows, glistening jewels and pompous feathers are a great option for stepping into the New Year with festive spirit.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most dazzling kicks to take you through the holiday season in style. Whichever events you’ve got lined up on that calendar of yours, check out our edit on the 10 best party shoes to own right now.
Photo: Net-a-Porter, The Outnet, Mytheresa and Farfetch
1. Prada bow-embellished satin wedge sandals, US$1,159.75 (S$1,584.45) from Net-a-Porter
We’re currently obsessed with these pink satin wedges from Prada. First of all, the heart-shaped cutout on the wedge heel? Ten out of ten points for creativity. Finished with a statement buckled bow to give it an adorable cheeky edge, these whimsical pumps make for great conversation starters at your next holiday party. Team them with a classic little black dress, or a shimmery rose gold mini dress for a romantic look.
2. Christian Louboutin glittered striped ankle boots, US$1,082 from The Outnet
These glittery ankle boots are the definition of disco-ready. Seen with rainbow-hued stripes running diagonally across it, this retina-pleasing spectacle of a shoe is bound to dazzle. A mesmerising rendition of the original “So Kate”, the brand’s signature pointed toe ankle boot that was first exclusively created for supermodel Kate Moss, these iridescent boots also feature the iconic red lacquered soles associated with the brand.
3. Aquazzura exquisite embellished-grosgrain backless flats, S$885 from Matchesfashion
If you’re not a fan of high heels, consider a pair of evening flats that won’t have you complaining about aching blistered feet at the end of the night. These embellished flat mules feature a reflective mirror-like low-rise heel, an instep strap emblazoned with faux pearls and sparkling gems, and an elegant ballet flat-inspired look. Team yours with a jumper and a satin skirt for a feminine touch.
4. Rene Caovilla Galaxia crystal-embellished mesh and metallic watersnake sandals, US$1,201.19 from Net-a-Porter
Made from metallic silver watersnake leather, these open-toe high heeled pumps are from the Italian brand René Caovilla – a label that crafts their shoes by hand in the beautiful town of Fiesso d’Artico. Featuring crystals embedded in a lattice structure of mesh that rides all the way up to your ankles, these shoes make it look like you’re wearing a pair of crystal-studded socks along with the heels.
5. Marques'Almeida feather-trim leather slingback pumps, S$805 from Matchesfashion
Fan of the recent trend of adorning feathers? These kitten heeled slingback pumps will surely fall perfectly in line with your tastes. Showcasing white wispy feather trimmings and a sleek pointed toe, this number is great for those who’d like a statement-making pair of shoes without going too over-the-top. Team these kicks with a sequined camisole and a pair of slim-cut black trousers for a polished flourish.
6. Amina Muaddi Gilda leather sandals, S$1,175 from Mytheresa
What initially caught our eye about this stunning number is its gorgeous glittery cobalt blue hue. Set atop an architectural sculpted heel and featuring whisper-thin straps adorned with tiny blue crystals, these heels act like glamorous jewellery trimmings for your feet. Style your pair with an elegant white dress and statement gold earrings.
7. Isabel Marant Archenn leather ankle boots, S$1,360 from Mytheresa
Country-vibin’ meets ‘80s disco: That’s the best way for us to describe these sensational boots from Isabel Marant. Crafted from metallic silver lizard-effect leather, these pointed toe boots resemble a disco ball of sorts. Peep the exaggerated curved cuffs and sculptural cone heel – the Western influences seen in this pair of boots are simply charming.
8. Wandler Lotte satin mules, S$649 from Mytheresa
Holly berry-red satin bow? Check. Bright candy pink exterior? Check. Elegant and modern silhouette? Check and mate. These lovely mules from Amsterdam-based It-accessory brand Wandler checks all our boxes for the perfect holiday shoe. Conjuring excitement, just as a pretty wrapped gift would, these mules will look great next to a burgundy velvet wrap dress and a pair of sparkling earrings.
9. Gianvito Rossi crystal-embellished mesh slingback pumps, S$2,650 from Matchesfashion
Featuring semi-sheer beige mesh encrusted with romantic baby pink crystals, these pointed toe, kitten-heeled pumps look exquisite and will serve as a great collector’s item to cherish for years. Match these sparkling shoes with a sheer jewel-studded dress layered over a tonal slip dress underneath for a look that exudes an exuberant glow.
10. Jimmy Choo Fira netted pumps, US$1,425 from Farfetch
Featuring a layer of scrunched up mesh overlay cinched at the ankle with a black velvet wrap tie, these kitten heel pumps from Jimmy Choo brings to mind the decorative ruffled wrapping paper that typically accompanies our holiday gifts. Style this with a pair of sparkly statement flare-leg trousers, a sequined camisole and a blazer.