Party Sandals Weekly Wishlist

We wear sandals in the summer, and we wear sandals in the party season. Freezing temperatures do not deter us when it comes to festive party footwear. Party sandals are essential, right?

There are so many gorgeous, glittery, metallic, beautiful styles out there  – party sandals for everyone. Whatever your festive party outfit, and unless it’s really heavy snow, party sandals are the only footwear you should be buying this December. And even then, take them with you – you cannot party in wellies or boots!

Metallics are massive at this time of year, particularly gold, the perfect Christmas colour. New Look’s knot front glittery platforms are a statement, but perhaps not quite as big a statement as H&M’s huge platforms, which are a 1970s/1990s throwback if we’ve ever seen one! We love them.

If gold is your colour choice for party sandals, but platforms aren’t then Schuh have really simple gold sandals (£50), or the more adventurous ankle-tie shiny metallic sandals (£55). And New Look’s gold and silver cage style sandals (£24.99) are party sandals perfection.

party sandals weekly wishlistFrench Connection’s iridescent T-bar sandals are a more subtle metallic take (£110). But there is nothing subtle whatsoever about the knee-high hole sandals(£59.99) from H&M! These are the sandals Katy Perry can be seen sporting in the H&M Holidays advert.

New Look’s burgundy fringed sandals (£34.99) tick all the boxes for autumnal trends- berry shades and fringing.

Black party sandals are the perfect match for an LBD, or a bright colour palette, or a metallic. French Connection’s soft suede sandals have black gems embellishing front bar (£110). J by Jasper Conran’s multi bar sandals have an edge to them (£65, Debenhams), as do H&M’s mesh style sandals (£29.99).

Finally, Red Herring’s glitter heel platform sandals are a statement shoe in black (£35, Debenhams).


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