It seems like this is the time of year to dig deep into our closets, what with all the dressy work and play events popping up on the calendar. But don’t forget to pay special attention to the party shoes, which can make or break a festive look. But, as much as we love shopping, we also know that finding the perfect women’s special occasion shoes is not always the easiest part.
For ideas on dressy shoe styles, you’ll want to check out the latest installment of my “Talk-In Closet With Kim.” In this video I’ll help you put your best foot forward, just in the nick of time for holiday parties.
When the invite says, “Dressy,” we may automatically think of some skyscraper-heeled sandal with some glitter or shine, but I’ll show you options that are easier on the feet and even kind to pocketbooks.
Here are seven shoe tips whether you click online, head to the mall, or just end up shopping your closet for style updates.
A pair of sexy black heels, like these from BCBG, can be the brilliant touch for any holiday look. Of course they’re not for everyone since some of us find that stilettos equal suffering. But maybe you’re a pro at high heels, then by all means stand tall.
Tie It Up Like a Bow
Sandals with a chunkier heel that lace up your leg are fun to wear and are easy on the wallet when you find them on Amazon, like these Idalina Sandals with a bodacious heel.
Wrap n’ Flats
You don’t even need a heel to make the lace-up look sexy and party appropriate. Try flats, like these Valen Gladiator Sandals by Kenneth Cole New York, that flatter the leg while still keeping you firmly on the ground.
Ankle Strap It
Another way to make flats work for dress up? A lovely ankle buckle. The strap works as kind of a bracelet for your lower leg. Try these Ankle Strap Flats from Steve Madden.
We love our booties, and if you keep them sleek like these, they can be just the chic accessory your outfit needs.
Meow! Leopard Booties
At NextTribe, we have a natural affinity for leopard worn as a neutral, which we date back to this article. We’re especially fond of these Sam Edelman Kitten-Heeled booties from Nordstrom, which prove once again that Sam Edelman can do no wrong.
Want to make a flashy statement that doesn’t involve sequins or metallic finishes? Then wear these suede over-the-knee boots by Vince with something sexy and short while feeling comfortable and confident.
NextTribe’s fashion editor Kimberly Cihlar is a fashion brand content editor, fashion writer/style blogger and jewelry designer based in New York City, sharing her style stories on Fashionwhirled.com and her jewelry creations on Collection13.com. Early in her career, she served as the Fashion Director to Fairchild’s men’s wear trade daily, DNR, and has since been published in ShowBoats Int’l., Cigar Aficionado, The New York Times’ Style Section, Wantful, GQ, British Esquire, British GQ, The International Herald Tribune and Dutch Magazine.