A party shoe is a special thing. It’s can turn any outfit into a show-stopper, and make you feel special. And there have never been more kinds of party shoes than this season! Thanks to the resurgence of loafers, ballet flats, and slingbacks, there are so many more options than sky-high stilettos. Whether you want pearls, sequins, or a puff of feathers, there’s a pair of party shoes out there for everyone.
Yes, I’m wearing heels again. It finally feels fun again! These silver Kate Spade sequined pumps with a pretty pink puff of feathers on the toe make any outfit instantly exciting. There’s a hot pink version, too. Maybe you want something a little more understated. Tory Burch’s black studded pump is the perfect amount of subtle shimmer. I’m also obsessed with Tory Burch’s silver chainmail mule, which feels like a disco ball in shoe form. Their white mule slipper with the crystal Tory logo makes it feel fresh.
Another fun way to play with party shoes is to add some unexpected texture. Sam Edelman’s teal velvet pumps would add some contrast to satin pants. Indulge in some nostalgia with a throwback to ruby red slippers, like these Jeffrey Campbell red sequin block heels. Miu Miu’s black kitten heel with a giant bow feels like the fun part of the 80s.
You don’t have to wear heels for a party shoe. There are plenty of low-heeled options that are just as stunning. I love these J.Crew slingback flats with crystal bows on them, which are as lovely with dress pants as your favorite slouchy jeans. What about a silver leather pair of Mary Janes from chic French brand Le Monde Beryl? On the more subtle side, these black loafers from J.Crew have a perfect amount of shimmer thanks to the crystal bow.
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