Its that time of year again…party season is upon us. Which means Christmas parties, weddings, office parties, awards and other black tie or red carpet events. How to look uber stylish? We say start from the ground up. Don’t let your shoes let you down! The shoe maketh the outfit. Cue many other clichés – but they’re clichés for a reason!
Time to reassess your wardrobe – would a new pair of statement heels give a fresh look to your Little Black Dress? Or is it time to get a pair of beautiful neutral heels or metallic sandals to flatter your colour popping party dress? Invest in quality and you’ll have them in your wardrobe forever, as occasion wear is just that – something special you don’t wear every day.
Check out this selection of the hottest party shoes for summer 2011/12.
LUXE by Lodi is an elegant metallic sandal – which could be worn at anything from a wedding to on the red carpet. Metallics go with everything and look especially good with jewel toned gowns as they’re lighter than black. Soft gold is a happy medium if you wear both silver and gold.
If you want to razzle-dazzle ‘em, there is nothing like glitter, as these LOVERLY sparkly platform t-bar sandals by Stuart Weitzman prove! The black was pictured on the cover of last week’s VIVA magazine. Also available in gold. We’d expect nothing less from the designer to the stars.
Although people like the Kardashians and Victoria Beckham wear heels like this to the supermarket, us mere mortals do not! The GELO by Le Saunda delivers a Louboutin worthy silhouette at a fraction of the price. Also available in black.
Sexy and tanned – whats not to like? JADE by Jeannot features Grecian inspired draped leather atop a stiletto heel and edgy undercut platform.
Every woman must have a pair of red heels in their shoe-drobe! The PLATSWOON by Stuart Weitzman is a classic style that will never date. Also in nude (a la Kate Middleton) or black patent.
After something a little more edgy? This high-cut perforated peep-toe bootie with back-zip is just the ticket! EYRE by Francesco Morichetti.
Loving the 50’s Mad Men inspired fashion out there? The BOWRIGHT by Stuart Weitzman looks amazing with full or pencil skirts. Also in black patent.
Dance the night away in PENELOPE by BeautiFeel – its cushioning and beautiful detailing make it a popular style for Mother of the Bride. Also in pale gold.
Not crazy about wearing sky-high heels? The TURALU is an elegant mid-heel alternative. This oyster shade goes with everything and a lighter alternative to black for summer.
Wanting to rock the ‘le smoking’ look aka tuxedo dressing? This calls for a pointed toe. We love the black satin JEM by Pura Lopez – a Spanish label reknown for their points.