However party season is your time to shine, literally. There is no better time for all you maximalists out there to adorn your feet with sequins, jewels, feathers and pearls, all in the name of festive season.
Though if your style is more understated, fear not, the naked sandal is still very much a trend for AW19, and a simple pair of black heels (look to The Row or Studio Amelia) will not only go with literally everything you own, but you’ll never grow tired of wearing it either.
A pair of statement heels is the fastest way to amp up a simple black dress, or a ‘jeans and a nice top’ combo, and this season’s offering is better than ever.
Designer wise, you can always count on Miu Miu, Prada, Manolo Blahnik and Malone Souliers to serve up styles that are pure works of art. New Parisian brand Ghazal is already making waves thanks to structural and feminine heels. Why not check out some the latest Malone Souliers on the Marie Claire Edit
Contemporary brands such as By Far and STAUD are also fab if you’re looking to go down the early 00s route. Barely-there sandals and mules get a festive makeover thanks to crystals and PVC.
If your Christmas present shopping doesn’t allow for extravagant purchases though, that’s ok too, because as always, high street favourites such as Zara, Mango, & Other Stories and Topshop have come up with some trend-led alternatives, such as metallic sandals and glitter ankle boots.
Shop my edit of the best party flats and party heels available to buy now, to be worn with a chick black suit or velvet dress for extra sartorial points. Happy shopping.