Party season truly is just around the corner, with end of term balls, Christmas parties and celebrations at home all within the next few weeks. Party shoes are often overlooked as everyone frantically searches for that perfect dress.
However, it is important to consider what shoes to wear as shoes pull an outfit together. The best part about party season shoes is that it is a perfect time to experiment with bold trends. It can often be overwhelming knowing what shoes to go for, so here is a roundup of the latest shoe trends and where to buy them for the party season
1) Velvet shoes
Velvet is a trend that seems to come around every single year during the winter. The unique, soft texture is often associated with winter and can be seen on a variety of garments from forest green party dresses to cosy velvet jumpers. Pairing a simple party dress with some velvet heels is a simple way to spice up your outfit and follow the velvet trend. Wearing velvet shoes is a good way to ease yourself into the velvet trend and make your outfit appropriate for the Christmas season. New Look are offering the most extensive range of velvet heels on the high street, with velvet stiletto heels in a large variety of colours.
2) Glitter/Embellished Heels
Christmas and new year is the best time to experiment with glitter, and there is no better way to do it than with a pair of glittery heels. For a smart casual event, a simple way to add a festive touch to your look is by pairing skinny jeans with glitter heels. Equally, a black dress or jumpsuit paired with a glittery clutch bag and heels allows you to look put together whilst staying on trend. Pretty Little Thing are offering the best range of embellished and glittery heels, which are perfect for a student budget.
3) Ribbons/ Lace Up Heels
There is a wide variety of heels across the high street featuring ribbon tie up details and large bows around the ankles. This classy trend would be a great choice of heel for any Christmas Ball you might have coming up. As this is a trend that isn’t typically associated with party season, these heels could be an ideal addition to your wardrobe as they would be easy to wear all year long. ASOS have the best range of this trend in a variety of heel heights and styles making it easier to find a pair of comfortable heels which is particularly beneficial if you have any cocktail parties to go to. Alternatively, Pretty Little Thing have a range of heels fitting in with this trend, yet they tend to be very high stiletto heels that may not appeal to everyone.
Shoes featuring feathers are everywhere at the moment, with pale pink fluffy heels being the ultimate girlie shoe. Like the glitter trend, feathers can easily be incorporated through accessories. A brightly coloured outfit could be paired with a black feathered clutch and black feathered heels to create a festive look. Missguided have lots of heels in this style at affordable prices. Topshop also offer an extensive range of this trend and even have feathered mules, which provide a more subtle look than stiletto heels.[pullquote]Once again, the high street and online retailers have provided an extensive range of the latest catwalk trends for party season. [/pullquote] If you still feel lost as to what shoes to buy, you can never go wrong with a pair of flats as they are the most comfortable option after all!