We believe in the power of shoes. After all, what other wardrobe essential can completely change the overall aesthetic of your outfit? A dress worn with trainers, for example, is instantly given a downtime spin. Well, the same applies for glamorous pairs.
Just imagine what the perfect pair of glittering heels or twinkling flats could do for your favourite, though somewhat tired, little black dress, or a simple jeans and blouse combination. This is why we think, if you invest in anything this party season, it should be a pair of shoes that'll make your existing wardrobe work harder for all those Christmas parties. And you know what? All of our favourite pairs we've found so far all have one thing in common—you'll find them on the high street.
Monikh Dale wears a pair of rhinestone sandals from Topshop.
Of course, there's no treat quite like a pair of designer shoes but after seeing the beautiful affordable styles on offer, we can't help feel the high street is leading the fancy footwear charge this season.
As such, from rhinestone detailing and leopard motifs to sumptuous velvet and high-shine metallic finishes, we've created an edit of the best high street party shoes that look so much more expensive than they actually are. Keep scrolling to see them for yourself...
SHOP OUR HIGH STREET PARTY SHOE EDIT
Topshop Romy Dimante Mules (£39)
Rhinestones are back on the going-out agenda.
Charles & Keith Sage Green Embellished Buckle Heels (£65)
This hue is so on-trend.
Kurt Geiger London Princely Animal Print Embellished Mules (£139)
There's no flat fancier than a leopard flat.
Topshop Razzel Satin Mules (£39)
These satin mules also come in a gorgeous blue colour.
L.K. Bennett Victoria Anthracite Lurex Courts (£195)
Silver always looks incredible with pastel shades.
Mango Heel Leather Mules (£60)
We've got two words for you: jewel heel.
Jigsaw Velvet Platform Shoes (£139)
Platforms make for a more stable party shoe for dancing in.
Marks & Spencer Glitter Kitten Heels (£25)
Because what's party season without a hearty helping of glitter?
Charles & Keith Black Embellished Block Heel Ankle Boots (£65)
Pearl details are a minimalistic take on embellishment.
Mango Snake-Effect Wrap Sandals (£36)
You'll wear these strappy mules throughout 2020.
Zara Metallic Platforms (£50)
These practically scream Studio 54.
L.K. Bennett Mary Jane Velvet Flats (£195)
Mary Jane flats never fail to look chic—particularly in velvet.
River Island Diamnte Sandals (£55)
These look so much more expensive than they actually are.
Uterqüe Leather Slingback Shoes (£99)
The cross-foot straps will give you much-needed extra support.
Topshop Hey Sequin Boots (£79)
Who said party boots can't be a thing?
Zara Leather Embellished Sandals (£60)
The fanciest sandals we ever did see.
River Island Gold Strappy Sandals (£38)
Floss-strap sandals have been given a luxe overhaul in a gold metallic finish.
Marks & Spencer Geometric Print Platform Heels (£30)
A cool alternative to the shiny footwear finishes.
Zara Heels with Bow (£70)
It's not just presents that are infinitely improved by bows.
Uterqüe Multicolour Sandals (£120)
Try pairing these multicolour heels with an equally bright pedicure.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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