Glamour this party season begins at the bottom with elegant party footwear setting the tone.
Embellished with bows, feathers, rhinestones, beading, and swingy suede, the look is unique and festive. Be sure, however, to pare colorful and dazzling shoes with simple apparel such as black slacks, a mini skirt, or a simple dress to keep the look from climbing too far over the top.
Many of the designs harken back to the 60s with bead and spangle embellished sandals and beaded Mary Janes. St. Laurent offers a version with crystal block heels, Tabitha Simmons’ are bedecked in glitter suede, and Dolce & Gabbana’s offer embellished suede. Prices for designer versions range from $895 to $1,445, putting these beauties out of reach for most. But don’t despair. There are embellishments on the market that will help you to create a similar look for a fraction of the price. Check out our DIY Accessories for some embellishments that will help you to make your first steps this party season sensational.