The festive season is the perfect time to get your shoe game on point. With a range of events with friends, colleagues and family, here are five fun and easy trends for you to try.
All things shiny and sparkling.
Just like trying to clean up glitter from a craft afternoon, we are continuing to find sparkles and metallics everywhere! If glittering from head to toe is too much for you, why not dip a toe into the trend with a pair of sparkly shoes? Keep your look simple with monotones and pared back jewelry, ensuring the shoes are the highlight of the outfit.
Velvet and chunky.
As we all know, fashion is cyclical. So put those wedges back in the closet and bring out your chunky heels and velvet headband. Chunky heels are great as the distribution of weight that comes with a wider heel makes standing, walking and dancing much more comfortable. Red velvet pumps accentuated with matching red lipstick will make you the belle of the ball (or family gathering).
Brogues are making a come-back
Originally an outdoor walking shoe in Ireland and Scotland, brogues became particularly associated with gangsters in the early 20th century. Now however, brogues are making a huge impact in women’s fashion. These detailed lace up shoes are comfortable and gorgeous. For casual drinks with friends, try tapered some trousers and funky jewellery, or match your dress with your shoes for some next level chic.
Over the knee boots.
If Michelle Obama can wear them to church, you can wear them to a Christmas party. Over the knee boots have become a staple of fall and winter wardrobes. If your festive season will see you standing outside in the cold, these boots will provide a stylish and practical extra layer of warmth.Stand out by wearing the boots with a pencil dress or skirt in contrasting colours.
Just add socks.
This trend is genius in its simplicity. Instead of buying a new pair of shoes, a new pair of socks will keep your feet warm and keep your favourite pumps on rotation through the winter months. There is really no end to the possibilities for this trend, socks can be textured or smooth; mid-calf or thigh high; monotone or coloured. For that festive feel, why not try some Christmas themed socks with black or grey shoes?
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