I can appreciate that the world does not need to share the same taste in shoes as me, but there are some styles I cannot abide. For starters, I have never been (and will never be) a chunky-sneakers kind of girl. In fact, I'm more of a feathers, glitter, diamanté, and heels kind of girl.
That being said, I don't wear extravagant shoes every day (we all need our regular work shoes and boots, and I don't have a chauffeur, much to my disappointment). However, I am on high shoe alert, as party season is approaching. That's why right now, I'm hunting down the best of the best.
A few seasons ago, I remember some of the industry's most important buyers informing editors that consumers were showing more and more interest in fancy, over-the-top footwear and elaborate eveningwear to match.
It has been some time since super-stilettos have been in fashion, and the idea of dressing up for a night out is often considered a tad passé (it's thought to be so much cooler to be "effortless" and wear things like flats). But that tide is turning. I, for one, adore getting ready for an event with the opportunity to wear something that's wildly different from the daily workwear grind. Give me all the lamé, crystals, and bows, and I'll be as happy as can be.
Nothing makes my heart flutter (or my online wish lists expand) quite like a wonderful pair of evening shoes. Why? Because they complement a maximalist outfit or a regular jeans-and-cashmere sweater look. In fact, I've just invested in a pair of bejeweled satin T-bar Marni shoes because they are ridiculously outré. I love that they have a small kitten heel, making them a practical party option.
Should you be a high-heel lover, then this edit is for you. No flats. No sneakers. No boots. Nothing sensible or safe whatsoever. Shop my favorite evening shoes below…