As the classic saying in fashion goes – shoes make the man – and woman. It’s our philosophy that accessories are like colours – you can have a relatively simple outfit (that’s the plain canvas) but with the right accessories and styling, it can be instantly jazzed up.
Why do you think Carrie Bradshaw spent $40,000 on shoes? Shoe can metaphorically and literally uplift you – here, a curated round-up of some of the best pieces that – whatever your level of comfort – will lend some sparkle to your outfits this festive season.
Cross Line Mules in Red, $65 (u.p $119)
Nothing says party-ready – and raises temperatures – quite like a sexy red pair of sandals.
Jeweled Loafers in Black, $74.50 (u.p $149)
Loafers were the big breakout footwear star of the Fall/Winter’21 season and this classic piece comes adorned with a bejeweled clasp that adds some old-world oomph.
Beizy Leopard Boots, $159
Even if animal prints aren’t usually your thing, the festive season is a time to let loose and try something out of your usual comfort zone, no?
Now that the weather forecasts are predicting chillier nights, it’s the perfect time to pull out those high boots and take them out for a spin.
Pearl Jewel Mary Janes in Olive, $64.50 (u.p $129)
Fans of vintage, these are the flats for you – the unusual celadon colour and bejeweled clasps bring Audrey Hepburn to mind.
Blocky Slingback Heels in Silver, $54.50 (u.p $109)
Shiny, sparkly things are a no-brainer every festive season and these are a shoo-in to claim that throne without being too over-the-top.
D’orsay Pumps in Black, $49.90 (u.p $119)
You know that fail-proof workhorse every wardrobe relies on? These classic black D’orsays would be a good contender with its versatility.
We love a good minimalist pair of strappy sandals and the dual play of black and silver here adds extra visual interest.
Sometimes all you want is something sweetly feminine and these sandals ace that perfectly – with an extra surprise thanks to the transparent strap in the front.
Ballerina flats never go out of style, period. These come in luxurious, tactile velvet, adorned with tiny gold studs all over for some subtle flash. Our advice? Pair with a tea-length dress for some retro flavor.