Party season is well and truly upon us and if there’s one thing that always adds a little touch of glamour to your favourite party dress, it’s a super cool pair of statement heels. This season, it’s ‘anything goes’ with shoes, as long as it’s gorgeous, glam and preferably glitzy!
Our favourite two trends for AW 2011 are sparkling glitter or sequins, and opulent textures like velvet and lace. Our Teatro Louisiana Bow Velvet Court Shoes in either a festive red or classic black colour are the perfect way to give any outfit a feminine touch. Luxurious velvet and a giant bow on the heel give these shoes a nostalgic twist that looks fabulous with party dresses or plain skinny jeans. Also available in black and red, the Love Label Maddison Three Bow Peep Toe in a silky satin-look fabric are a little more quirky and should be teamed with a fairly tailored outfit to avoid looking over the top.
Lace is a popular micro-trend for AW 2011, so the Teatro Mistress Lace Platform Shoes are a perfect way to inject a little of this trend into your wardrobe. Team with a sleek maxi dress or high-waisted trousers for a sophisticated, kooky look. If you’re not a fan of real lace, try a lace print or detail, like in our statement Love Label Arizona Jacquard Corsage Sandals. In black with delicate gold details, these platform heels also remind us of a disco seventies look (another big trend this season). The frothy corsage adds a cute touch that makes these heels sexy and playful; perfect for dancing the night away! If you’re definitely a party animal, then the only choice for you has got to be the Love Label Juneau Piped Shoes. Go for leopard-print for real ‘wow’ factor, pairing with a body-con minidress or jumpsuit for a fantastic party outfit. The cross-over straps and piped detail make these shoes stand out from the crowd, while the platform sole and tapering heel add length to your legs for a slender look.
Sequins, jewels, and all things that glitter are big news this season, and here at Littlewoods we’ve got a selection of sparklers that are sure to make you the star of the show. Keep the look subdued with a simple pair of peep-toe platforms, like the Holly Willoughby Allure Glitter Platform Shoes that have a classic shape but added sparkle! If silver is more your style, try the Love Label Las Vegas Glitter Sandals. This T-bar shoe has a chunky heel and delicate glittery straps for another seventies-inspired look. Wear these with light blue skinny jeans and a pussy-bow blouse for a casual party look.
Fashionistas are sure to want some sparklers that really make a statement; for some beautiful bling, go for our Love Label Loren Glitter Platform Court Shoes. In a glittering gold with contrast black bow, this pair of chunky platforms is bound to be a favourite for cocktail parties! You can get a more trend-led look with the Love Label Phoenix Sequin Shoe Boots, a popular shape for this season. These gorgeous sparkling boots are covered in shiny black sequins for super-glam, super-sophisticated look. Keep the rest of your outfit all black and opt for a shirt-dress or voluminous skater skirt for modern, glamorous party style.
Don’t forget to have a look at more sparkling party shoes in our New Things magazine!