By: Kelsey Tucker
With the holiday season in full swing, each outfit is more important than the last. From endless brunches, dinner dances and parties, you never know who you are going to meet or who is going to snap your picture. The hint to always looking #flawless? Comfortable shoes. We’ve rounded up the hottest pairs to wear day in, and day out, that will give “slip on your dancing shoes” a whole new meaning.
BP Casey Ankle Strap Sandal, $60; nordstrom.com
This lush velvet pair are a great staple to have for the coming months. The open toe gives them a more casual appeal, while the deep red tone of the velvet keeps them dressy and feminine. The chunky heel creates balance and comfort no matter the event. Throw them on with a tailored boyfriend jean and a black blazer for a night at the bar, or wear them over a pearl-embellished pair of tights and your favorite LBD to a dinner party with your S/O.
Helena & Kristie Rachel Buckle-Strap Metallic Leather Flats, $455; barneys.com
Opting for a flat rather than a heel? This pair gives the comfort of a slipper while maintaining the luxe of a pump. The shiny gold coloring of the flat perfectly matches the sparkle of the buckles and the power of the ankle wrap. Pair them with black skinny jeans and a flowy white button-up for dinner with friends or a leather shift dress for a night out on the town.
Ankle Boots, $50; hm.com
Pointed-toe ankle boots are in full force this season, and we are obsessed with this glittery pair from H&M. These low-cost, low-heel boots are great for any event during the holidays, and are a perfect alternative to those dreamy Balenciaga’s that you’re worried about ruining while dancing the night away. Dress-up your lived-in Levi’s for a Paris-meets-New York vibe or get all eyes on you by pairing them with a silk slip-dress.
Paul Andrew Rhea Crystal-Heel Suede Slingback Pump, $895; bergdorfgoodman.com
Prefer a more subtle and sleek holiday shoe? These slingbacks are the perfect example of “business in the front, party in the back.” Wear them with a black satin suit to work and with a jewel-toned dress to an event immediately after. The crystal-embellished heel is just bold enough where you don’t have to feel overwhelmed in sparkle, and is chunky enough to keep you comfortable all day and night.
ROMANCE Faux Fur Sandals, $90; topshop.com
If ‘bold’ is your middle name, these are the holiday shoes for you. The faux fur straps might be the chicest detail of this pair, but the comfort is the most coveted. The block heel will keep you sturdy and comfortable the entire night that you can focus entirely on the event rather than unwanted pain. For a more casual vibe, pair them with jeans and a bomber jacket. Or sparkle and shine in an all sequined dress.
Velvet Sneakers with Beaded Bow, $60; zara.com
More of a sneakers gal rather than heels? This burgundy pair gives the ultimate comfort while still keeping a girly feel. The combination of velvet and sparkle is great for going from a bar to a party, whether you’re wearing a dress or jeans.
Evana Sequined D’Orsay Flats, $138; anntaylor.com
When comfort is key, but you still want to relish in the holiday sparkle- these flats are ideal. While the abundance of sequins and the suede trim seem like the ultimate shoe goals, they aren’t even the best part. These flats come with a padded footbed, creating the most comfortable effect for endless hours of dancing. Throw them on with leather pants and a silky blouse or a flouncy jumpsuit to look and feel your best.
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