All the Shoes You'll Need For Every Holiday Event on Your Social Calendar
As the holidays approach, there is perhaps nothing more exciting than having our social calendars fill up with seasonal events — except maybe planning exactly what we'll be wearing to each gathering. From cozy cocktails to dressy dinners to a New Year's Eve night out, our favorite way to celebrate is with a next-level outfit. And since we all know that the shoes you wear can make or break your look, starting from the feet up is a foolproof way to approach holiday dressing. Whether it's a pair of bold mules for exchanging gifts with your girlfriends or a pair of striking stilettos to step into 2018, keep reading to see and shop the shoes that will be central to your celebratory ensembles.
The Office Party
An evening spent socializing with your colleagues beyond the usual 9 to 5 is the perfect opportunity to show off your fashion-forward side. Sleek black heels ($120) with textured straps bring the fun and are the perfect complement to something more bold, but still professional, like a metallic gold suit.
The Black-Tie Event
Whether you're attending a Winter wedding or a charity gala, a black-tie dress code doesn't necessarily mean you need to stick to wearing all black. Stand out from the crowd in glamorous metallics and bright colors. Opt for elegance in a pair of strappy gold heels ($100) before reaching for a pale blue ruffled dress and playful accessories to complete the look.
The Family Dinner
Go for cozy chic at your family gathering and reach for suede mules ($130) in a festive hue. The red stiletto silhouette adds polish and a fun splash of color to a casual jeans-and-sweater combination, but the slip-on design makes kicking them off easy, so you can get comfortable fast.
The Girlfriend Get Together
An evening spent with your best friends, whether you're exchanging gifts or catching up over cocktails, calls for something comfortable. A pair of suede over-the-knee boots ($144) will keep you toasty, especially when combined with a knit skirt, while the easy-to-walk-in block heel will keep you on your feet well into the night.
The NYE Blowout
While everyone else is sure to ring in the new year with plenty of sequins and sparkles, why not try something a little less predictable, but just as showstopping? Center your outfit around slingback pumps ($120) in playful pink. Then, throw on a relaxed black satin suit for an effortlessly cool (and extracomfortable) effect.
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