Party Shoes!

Party shoes on the shopping list this weekend? Any excuse, eh?! Carrie Bradshaw would say every day is a good occasion for buying shoes, we guess. Perhaps Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex And The City character was a bit obsessed.

But at this time of year we have the perfect excuse for  a new pair of party shoes. It’s Christmas. We have parties to go to and that means new outfits and new shoes. The more party shoes we can acquire the better – glittery, shiny, simple, or bold. There are loads of party shoes out there.

If you are going to make a statement with your party shoes, make it a metallic one. A big trend this season is the simple ankle-strap sandal, and there are tons to choose from. Wedges and platforms are still there – try them in bold glittery styles for a statement shoes.

Party Shoes glitter metallic

Clockwise, from top left: Perspex and glitter sandals, £24.99, silver glitter heel detail courts, £24.99, both New Look, diamante detail sandals, £48, Debut @ Debenhams, glittery court shoes, £60, silver glitter sandals, £55, gold ankle strap sandal,£55,all Schuh, silver metal bar sandals, £19.99, New Look, Glitter wedge sandal, £50, Schuh, Hologram platform sandal, £29.99, New Look

Perhaps black is more your thing, but with a hint of embellishment. A gold heel, a bejewelled strap, or sequins everywhere  – fabulous party shoes.

Party shoes gold blackClockwise, from top left: Silver chain detail sandals, £29.99, gold heel detail shoe, £29.99, both H&M, sequin shoe-boots, £70, Schuh, metal and velvet clasp courts, £69.99, H&M, gold chain sandals, £55, Schuh

If you want to be bold, try a colour or a pattern in your party shoes – on-trend tartan, or sumptuous velvet in deep purples and midnight blues.

party shoes colour textureClockwise, from top left: Midnight blue velvet courts, £29.99, H&M, jewel detail blue shoes, £52.50 Faith @ Debenhams, gold heeled red platform, £24.99, New Look, tartan platform shoes, £50, Call It Spring @ Debenhams, purple velvet sandals, £65, Schuh

But if simple is more your thing, try a high-heeled brogue for a simple, but quirky look. A satin platform t-bar is a classic shoe. And a platform sandal with an ankle strap and a little bit of glitter is an understated party shoe.

Party shoes blackl-r: Heeled brogues, £31.50 (was £45), Red Herring @ Debenhams, satin T-bar platform, £32, BHS, Glitter platforms, £60, Schuh