Kick up your heels - the festive season is upon us and it's time to party
Bring on the sparkle: whether they’re patent, embellished, metallic or jewel-toned, festive feet have never been so much fun. Take your pick from our ten best party shoes
One of the best things about New Look’s credit crunch-friendly heels is that they don’t look credit crunch-friendly. These strappy silver metallic sandals would give any high-end heels a run for their money the fab cone-shaped silhouette is on-trend, along with the 70s-style power-platform.
Did somebody say disco? Yes? Fantastic your feet will be dance floor-fabulous in these sparkle-splashed peep-toes from Topshop. The ruby-red colour is eye-catching and festive, and they’ll add a dose of glamour to that LBD you’re planning to wear to the office Christmas party just don’t come down with disco fever.
You’ll be a bronzed goddess – not to mention dance floor-durable in these glitzy heels with padded (yes, padded!) toe straps. All you have to do is slip them on and shine.
Fringe benefits: send shockwaves through the glitziest Xmas party in these electric-blue beauties with so-on-trend fringe detailing, as seen on models at the autumn/winter 2008 shows, including Gucci and Alberta Ferretti. Sassy, striking and stand-out sexy.
With the likes of Victoria Beckham and the newly-fabulous Gwyneth Paltrow channelling the trend, snakeskin heels are the tootsies talent to be seen in, and they don’t come much cuter than these bow-embellished beauties from River Island. Purse-pleasing and right on the fashion pulse what’s not to love?
Every girl worth her party salt needs a simple pair of metallic gold heels: they’re a wardrobe staple. Aldo has a fabulous pair, which are very similar to the Jimmy Choo Elazer heel (available at net-a-porter.com). Trust us: they’ll go with anything, and everything.
Credit crunch? What credit crunch? Sometimes, a girl just has to treat herself. And there’s nothing better to do it with than a pair of to-die-for (or should we say to-debt-for?) Christian Louboutins. Love the silver accents and six-inch heels you’ll be head-and-shoulders above the rest, literally.
If studs, platforms, prints and patent are all just too much for you, opt for a classic pair of sparkly sandals. Super-sweet yet sexy, these diamante-clad satin shoes will make the perfect party accessory.
Gladiator heels were an instant style hit as soon as SJP popped a fabulous pair of Dior versions on her usually Blahnik-clad tootsies as the fashion-forward Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City: The Movie. The look filtered down to the high street via pop stars like the Sugababes and Asos now has one of the best copies going. Fierce and full of attitude, these shiny, faux snakeskin shoes will see you through party season with ease not to mention chutzpah.
Anyone getting a distinct 70s vibe about this season’s party feet? These sassy studded heels will leave you in a Hendrix-style heavenly purple haze. Jewel tones are hot, hot, hot right now, so turn up the temp and add a glam-punk edge to any ensemble with this fun-and-funky foot fodder.