Holiday 2012 Trends: Shoes that Glitter

The holidays are fast approaching and you may have your dress picked out, but what about the shoes? Kick up some cheer with fancy footwear that will shine the night away and turn heads. Taking a cue from the runways, a rhinestone detailed sandal, metallic style or sequin number can easily luxify a little black dress, red attire or simple pant ensemble. It’s a painless styling trick that dresses up any outfit and we’ve made it even easier by picking out 10 glittering options that can pair with any look you have in mind. You’re welcome.

Sparkle the holidays away with Giuseppe Zanotti’s multi-band sandals in violet, teal, gunmetal and black. The colorful strappy sandal is made for special occasions and dressing up in girly cocktail dresses. Play out the violet and teal further with coordinating bracelets. There won’t be a dull moment in your merry outfits!

Maybe sandals and pumps aren’t what you’re looking for but maybe a perforated metallic cutout bootie is. Enter Jimmy Choo. The Malika peep-toe bootie is a work of art with its daring combination of silver and gold punched out leather straps. Style the modern pair with sleek leather pants and a red blazer for a merry gift exchange.

Nicholas Kirkwood pumps with bow-trimmed heels are all that glitters – literally. The brilliant blue glitter pointed toe pumps will make you smile with their delicate bow details and slightly flared heel. These stunners deserve the spotlight so keep your attire polished with crisp blouses and clean trousers. This party is in the heels!

Give your ensemble the gift of lux with gold shoes. Ivanka Trump’s Halley sandal turns heads with glittering straps juxtaposed with modern gold metallic leather. The intricate pattern brings further interest to the look but can be coupled with short or long dresses alike. Your fancy feet will thank you for this one!


There’s something exciting about going purple in a season of reds, greens and metallics. To accompany a menswear tuxedo-inspired look or a stunning gown, try B Brian Atwood’s Loreto suede crystal sandals. The delicate heeled sandals will bring a little unexpected glitz and glamour with its tonal crystals adorning the T-strap. Let these Atwoods do all the talking.

If you are looking for a peep-toe pump to dance the night away in, Boutique 9 has the answer. The Nixit evening pumps have a subtle hint of glitter throughout the platform, stylishly contrasting against the suede upper and heel. The classic style with a twist easily matches with festive looks of sequin skirts or pants and will even jazz up casual denim. How can you resist that?

Perhaps you are considering a sweater knit with a pleated skirt and opaque tights for a festive soirée but are wondering what shoes to wear. Sam Edelman’s Paulette peep toe pumps in dusty gold and black have the perfect balance of feminine edge to take your ensemble to the next level. A glossy metallic web curves over the heel, creating a futuristic yet retro vibe while a lamé vamp gives a subtle shine. Get ready to dazzle the holidays away!

Looking for a little red cheer for your holiday outfit? Alice and Olivia have you covered with the Larimore pumps. The garnet croc-embossed leather pumps with a tapered toe boast a sky-high heel and a platform that will extend those legs. There’s no shying away from the spotlight with these hot heels. Complement a simple LBD or a knee-length pencil skirt. You’ll be chic and sassy!

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