Festive slip-ons for blister-free Christmas partying
Meet your new dancing shoes
Holiday party season is upon us — and with countless hours of dancing and carousing comes direful blisters and squelched up toes. Oh, how we suffer in the name of fashion. We say, ditch the pinching sparkly heels this holiday and turn to backless, strapless mules instead. We’ve already talked about how stylish they are here. Ahead, some of the most party-appropriate mules to easily slip on for the imminent party-till-you-drop season.
Block heels are the everlasting fashion classics; these wardrobe staples give you that added boost of height while being easy on the feet. Crafted with silky white suede with a slight wash of pink, these pumps will add luscious brilliance and walkable height to your holiday outfits.
Style Tip: Dress these pumps up with a glamorous pair of flared pants emblazoned with glitter or embellishments. Keep your ensemble well-balanced with a simple cropped cami with a plunging neckline.
Bata block heels, $43.95
Gold lace mules
These nude and gold-tone mules feature a peep toe, Swarovski crystal embellishments, intricate Taormina floral-lace, a branded insole and a low heel. The modest heel height is ideal for day-long events.
Style Tip:This gold corded lace will complement a black velvet dress decked in gold studs and embellishments. For more style inspiration that’ll match these shoes, check out our story on the best festive frocks to own.
British ‘It Girl’ Alexa Chung’s eponymous label carries these glittering Lurex mules, which were inspired by classic Mary Jane styles – a personal favorite of the designer. They have a square toe, single buttoned strap and chunky block heel.
Style Tip:Wear yours with a satin blouse and a leather mini skirt for a twist on the classic schoolgirl look.
Malone Souliers’ signature ‘Maureen’ mules have a distinctive silhouette that follows the curves of your feet. This pair is crafted from supple gold leather and finished with silver straps that wrap around the sides. The metallic hues work well with glittery, sequinned dresses without pulling off too OTT.
Style Tip:Pair this with a tiered lace dress with black lace overlay on top of a nude overcoat such as this number.
This burgundy velvet mules are defined by signature curved heels, and the vamps are embellished with clear crystals in a glinting star design. Slip them on to bring a high-octane feel to partywear.
Style Tip:Keep your outfit unembellished by opting for a sexy body-hugging bodysuit, a playful midi skirt and a metallic clutch. These statement shoes will be the real star (see what we did there) of your ensemble.
Embellishments add a sparkly touch to your Christmas party dress. Crafted from satin and featuring a pointed-toe, ruched detailing at the front, a gold-tone crystal embellished buckle, pink leather insole, these mules are simply exquisite.
Style Tip: Throw on a pair of skinny jeans and a crop top with this dazzling number.
It’s not only presents that should come with bows on them – feet also deserve special attention. Crafted from soft velvet, these green No21 velvet bow mules were designed with an open toe, a 110mm stiletto heel and large bows on the front.
Style Tip: Pair this will a glittered sweater and a sequin-cladded mini skirt to fully indulge in all that sparkles this season.
For a touch of understated elegance, look to this pair of dark blue suede mules with a glittery striped bow strap. It offers just the right amount of pizzazz while holding up a no-frills aesthetic.
Style Tip: Team this with a slip dress. The lack of an ankle-binding strap gives to the illusion of longer legs. Once teamed with a below-knee slip dress, this pair of classy mules will give you legs for days.
Step into the jaunty season with these glitzy silver velvet oxfords with pastel floral embroidery. This contemporary silhouette is bound to elevate any festive outfit with a touch of luxury, adding a sweet yet sleek touch to your party wear.
Style Tip: Dress up these mules further with an embellished crocheted lace midi dress; a nude colour would be best for pairing.
Bata embroidered oxfords, $39.95
Floral embroidered mules
Regal yet low-key, these navy embroidered napped oxfords are great for all-day comfort and a sophisticated look. It’s not just perfect for the party season, these mules will work wonders while paired with your office ensemble or even for a casual Sunday brunch with the girls.
Style Tip:To allow these oxfords to shine, throw on a body-hugging jumpsuit with a plunging neckline — preferably in a dark, muted colour.