The holiday season brings out the sparkle in all of us, which is quickly reflected in our outfits. What better way to add some glitz to an otherwise nondescript look than with some flashy footwear? We know the full-on sequin-fest isn’t for everyone, but we’ve found some options for anyone and everyone wanting to add a little glamour to their cold-weather wardrobe.
The Hidden Sparkle
For just a touch of tinsel, grab a pair of plain black booties with a little sparkly surprise on the backside. These are just subtle enough to amp up an understated outfit without turning you into a disco ball understudy at the office holiday party.
OUR PICK: And Other Stories Rhinestone Suede Ankle Boot, $179
The Heel of Glitter
If Cinderella was set in 2018, she’d be wearing a pair of glittery-but-supportive block heels instead of those fragile and hard-to-keep-on glass slippers. (Granted, that might’ve also meant losing the prince, but she’s working on her own side hustle, anyway.)
OUR PICK: Steve Madden Carrson-R Crystal Heel, $100
The Glamorous Bootie
The above options are a way for you to gently dip your toes in the bedazzled waters, but here’s an option for when you’re ready to dip your toes, and your ankles, and basically everything up to your shins. You’re certain to get a few “oh, love those shoes” from admiring strangers on the street, but the rest of the outfit is really still up to your own creative desires. These booties will play a fabulous supporting actor to the main event.
OUR PICK: Michael Kors Blaine Embellished Kitten Heel Bootie, $102
The Full-On Sequin-Fest
Okay, over-the-knee glitz can feel a bit aggressive if you’re new to the glitter game, but there are plenty of ways to make it work comfortably. For starters, you can opt for something that leans more glitter than sequin (because sequin might be a little much, honestly). You might also go for something with a little slouch to give your outfit a laissez-faire attitude while quite literally stealing the spotlight in every room you enter. Sparkly thigh-highs are for the boldest among us, ready to rock and roll with the punches and probably leave a trail of glitter as a path to follow home. Cold weather bonus: your calves and knees will be warm and glamorous!
OUR PICK: Marc Fisher Pagie Over-the-Knee Boot, $90