The festive season is officially upon us, bringing with it a flurry of holiday party invites. Between family get-togethers, friend shindigs, and office functions, sometimes it seems like there's something on your plate every weekend, and all of these plans bring with them different concerns. What food will you bring to the pitch-in? Where are you going to find a gift for grandma? What are you going to wear?
While we can't help you prepare your famous pitch-in recipe, we can help you get dressed for the party! Whatever you have coming up this season, we've got just the right pair of shoes to go with your outfit. Whether it's ultra-formal, totally casual, or somewhere in between, a new pair of shoes will elevate your holiday style.
For Fancy Festivities
When the dress code calls for something fancier than your daily wear, you need footwear to match! Investing in a pair of dress shoes now will serve you well in the future; you never know when you might have to get dressed up again. As an added bonus, both of these preferred pairs are designed for comfort, so you won't have to sacrifice comfort for style.
Naturalizer Women's Michelle
The Naturalizer Women's Michelle in Black Leather. Also available in Tender Taupe Leather.
You can never go wrong with a classic black pump like the Naturalizer Michelle. This stylish leather heel has some serious comfort upgrades as well. Made with Naturalizer's N5 Contour technology, the Michelle features a contoured footbed with superior arch and heel support, a breathable lining, and dual-density cushioning. Not only is it designed with support and cushioning in mind, it's also built with lightweight and flexible materials to truly maximize comfort.
Pair these black pumps with a simple red dress and subtly sparkly jewelry for a sophisticated yet festive ensemble.
The Naturalizer Women's Michelle is $88.95*.
Dansko Women's Josie
The Dansko Women's Josie in Black Milled Nappa Leather.
If you're looking for a dress shoe with a little added flair, the Dansko Josie might be just what you need. This modernized leather Mary Jane has two adjustable straps for a secure fit. With a lightweight and durable sole made of PU rubber and a molded EVA footbed that includes arch support and memory foam cushioning, this shoe is designed to keep you comfortable whether you're on your feet at a fancy cocktail hour or dancing the night away at a party.
A turtleneck sweater, an a-line skirt, and a pair of tights make for a fun outfit that's still appropriately grown-up.
The Dansko Women's Josie is $144.95*.
For Chic Shindigs
If your invitation doesn't specify a dress code, you can't go wrong with elevated cool style. These middle ground functions are the perfect time to show off your own unique style!
Munro Women's Alfie
The Munro Women's Alfie in Wine Suede. Also available in Black Suede and Greige Suede.
Ankle boots are an easy upgrade to any outfit, especially if they come in a gorgeous jewel tone like the Munro Alfie does! These boots are made for walking with a flexible latex rubber designed for shock absorption and a goat suede upper treated for water resistance. Inside you'll find a removable contoured footbed and a breathable, moisture-wicking lining for total comfort all night long. You'll especially love these Alfie booties because Munro has your size. We covered Munro's incredible commitment to helping all women find the right fit here on the blog before: they offer 75 different size and width combinations so you can get the exact fit every time!
A soft sweater and black pants are the perfect subtly stylish look for a laid-back office party.
The Munro Women's Alfie is $239.95*.
Vionic Women's Faros
The Vionic Women's Faros in Black. Also available in Greige.
For a bootie that's a cut above the rest, look no further than the Vionic Faros. A simple silhouette embellished with metal grommets and fabulous fringe, the Faros adds a fancy flair to any ensemble. This suede bootie is treated with a protective coating to help protect against inclement weather, and a rubber sole is designed for durability in the face of weather or wear. Vionic designs their shoes for all-day comfort, and with a firm-yet-flexible, removable orthotic insert the Faros is no exception!
Style your new Vionic Faros booties with skinny jeans, a grey t-shirt, and a blazer adorned with a bold statement necklace to perfectly balance high style with nonchalant cool.
The Vionic Women's Faros is $159.95*.
For Easy-Going Get-Togethers
For laid-back gatherings with family and friends, casual style is the way to go! Cool and comfortable looks are the order of the day when these easy-going get-togethers are on the calendar.
Birkenstock Women's Iona
The Birkenstock Women's Iona in Black Leather. Also available in Red Leather and Nut Leather.
Birkenstock comfort and a closed toe? The Iona has it all! This Mary Jane is made of durable leather with a rubber sole, meaning this cute little shoe is built to last. The Iona also features a removable version of Birkenstock's classic footbed. Their cork footbeds are ultra-comfortable, featuring superior arch support and the ability to mold to the unique shape of your foot over time.
Leggings and a cozy sweater dress are the perfect companions for the Birkenstock Iona.
The Birkenstock Women's Iona is $180.00*.
Merrell Women's Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof
The Merrell Women's Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof in Oak.
From sledding with the family to impromptu invitations to outdoor tree lightings, some holiday events require footwear with function and style. The Merrell Women's Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof is perfect for these outdoor activities. This waterproof winter boot features 200 g M Select™ WARM lightweight insulation to keep your toes toasty warm without adding tons of weight or bulk. Waterproof leather, a traditional lace closure, and a faux fur collar mean this winter weather boot packs a fashionable punch.
Skinny jeans, cozy sweaters, blanket scarves, and coats are the perfect warm companions to the Tremblant boot for bundling up against the cold.
The Merrell Women's Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof is $164.95*.
From high-style soirees to friend and family gatherings, looking good is definitely on your agenda all season long. If you need some fashion inspo for your brand new shoes, we've put together some suggestions over on our Polyvore account.
Whether you're wearing an elegant evening ensemble or a comfy cozy outfit, the right pair of shoes will elevate your look. Now, there is always the chance that among the pairs of shoes recommended here you won't find the right pair of shoes for you. Don't worry! If you visit us in store or online you can check out all of our fabulous footwear and find the perfect pair for your unique sense of style and needs!
*All prices valid as of the posting date (12/01/2017)