Party season is fast approaching and that means one thing, time to get the party heels out.
As fashion has opted more for comfort in recent years with trainers becoming more and more popular with each passing season, it’s actually very rare that I go out and buy a new pair of heels. That being said, when I do buy heels they end up being a little more expensive than I should allow but there’s nothing like a new pair of heels to make you feel a million dollars on a night out.
Thankfully, to look a million dollars, your shoes don’t have to cost a million dollars.
Christmas is well on its way as we’re nearly into December and that means a lot of socialising is to be done over the next few weeks. Between friends coming home from uni, work Christmas parties and endless family gatherings, there are a lot of outfits to be bought and planned. This time of year is already pretty stressful when it comes to the finance department but your wardrobe shouldn’t have to suffer. Check out my top picks of heels available on the high street for under £50.
I know what you’re thinking – “Strappy heels in December? You’re asking for frostbite” but hear me out. Try adding a sparkly sock in the mix. Yes, also sounds ridiculous but think of the comfort and the warmth not to mention a fashion-forward look. Love it or hate it, socks and strappy heels are a thing now and if you’re going to brave it you may as well do it in the most glamorous way possible with these metallic pink beauties from River Island.
Nude? Check. Velvet? Check. Tick all the shoe trend boxes with these Nude heels from River Island. These are a general staple shoe to have in your wardrobe since they’re so easy and go with everything. I won’t try to convince you to wear socks with these though. Opt for a more chic look this party season and pair with nude or blush tones and simple jewellery.
You can always rely on Topshop to come out with show stopping footwear. These definitely aren’t for the faint hearted and may not be to everyone’s taste but if you can’t wear metallic silver heels with fluffy strap detail at Christmas, when can you wear them? Need these in my life.
With the grey multi-strap detail and a glittery heel, these heels strike the perfect balance between chic and fun. Perfect for dipping your toe in the glittery shoe phenomenon that sweeps the nation of women over the Christmas period and for when the party season is over, pair with frayed hem jeans and sweatshirt to keep things casual.
The bow strap detail on these adds the perfect little feminine touch to these heels. Add subtle metallic accessories with the look to really compliment the shoes. Although a slightly more conservative option for Christmas, these are a safe bet when it comes to family gatherings when you’re forced into your Sunday best.
Reminiscent of Christmas presents wrapped up with a big red bow and the Christmas associations with the berry red shade not to mention the on trend mule style of the heel – need I say more? The most P-E-R-F-E-C-T Christmas shoe a girl could ask for.
The festive season is all about glitz and glam and as much of it as you can get your hands. With the glitter heel offering all of the glitz and the gold metallic straps providing all of the necessary glam, these mule sandals are the perfect solution for dancing the night away on your big Christmas night out.
Ok so technically these are slightly over budget but for some reason I’m so drawn to these. I’m not entirely sure why but I just kept coming back to these. Maybe its the mermaid connotations? Maybe I’ve just fallen down the slippery slope of obsessing over all things glitter? Who knows. What I do know is I want them. ASAP.
Again, another pair I was just drawn to and am at a loss for an explanation. During my quest to find fab shoes for under £50 these were one of the first pairs that I found and 8 other shoes later, here we are, I had to include them. Normally you wouldn’t catch me dead in platform, chunky heels like this due to my tiny feet but the bold print caught my eye. These would be perfect with a pair of loose fit trousers or culottes, keeping most of the outfit simple so that all eyes on the shoes. It’s always good to have a pair of statement heels in your wardrobe, you never know when you’ll want to make an entrance.
Lastly, I’ll allow you to put away the stilettos for a while and retire to heeled boots but only because these sock boots couldn’t be more on trend. Save these for a treat to your feet towards the end of the party season. There comes a time when comfort takes priority and after all of that partying you’ll want an option that takes comfort and warmth into consideration without compromising your style.