Looking for a fancy stay-at-home shoe to cheer up your evenings in? Look no further as we've found nine perfect pairs.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to wear the dress you’ve been saving for best. The same goes for just eating the dessert; calling that friend and, finally, wearing the sparkly shoes. Seriously, life is too short, precious and quite frankly gloomy right now not to embrace all the small things that can inject a little joy into our everyday lives. Fancy footwear may be the stuff of frivolity, but who doesn’t want frivolity? We’ll take it wherever we can get it.

This week we are sprinkling some sparkle, so kick off your slippers, hide your slides and let your toes twinkle. We’re not talking vertiginous heels (let no one say of us that we are gluttons for yet more punishment). No, the order of the festive days is bejewelled flats – and what’s not to adore? They will elevate an outfit in a trice any day of the week whether they come in the form of festive velvets with added pizazz or designer slippers fit for a princess. Crystals, glitter and all that jazz: come on, we’ve earned it.

Boden


Amy Embellished Flat, £140, NOW £70


Like Willy Wonka’s thrown a sweet shop at your feet – then added glitter for good measure. Completely unsubtle but utterly joy inducing. Pair with jeans and a festive knit for Christmas day fun.


Kurt Geiger


Olive Eye, £139


These leather slippers have a Moroccan feel about them, with an added layer of cool thanks to their tattoo-inspired evil eye adornment. Pair with jeans and a shirt for a hint of rock chick cool, in comfort.


Made The Edit


Pisa Black Velvet Flat, £129


These beautifully handmade slippers from independent footwear boutique, Made The Edit are crafted from Italian velvet and adorned with oversized diamante studs. Perfect if you’re running around after little ones and just want a hint of festive to pep up your outfit that you’ll still want to be wearing long into the New Year.


Christian Louboutin


Follies Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Mesh And Lamé Point-Toe Flats, £785


These barely there mesh slippers from Christian Louboutin have been kissed with the most delicate smattering of Swarovski crystals, coupled with tonal suede piping and the signature Louboutin red sole. An investment purchase that is just a little bit magic.


Dune


Chandelier, £125


As their name suggests, there is some serious twinkle going on in this pair – from the gold brocade slipper, to the pearl and crystal encrusted strap. Like jewellery for the feet, they need no further adornment. Keep your outfit minimal and complement with classic gold jewellery for a chic festive look.


Valentino


Rockstud Point-Toe Leather Flat Mule, £520


If you’re looking for a less girly take on an embellished flat, these studded mules from Valentino are on the fierce side of adorned. Bringing just enough bling to the party, the nude and black tones are surprisingly versatile and they’ll soon become a wardrobe staple you reach for again and again when you’re looking for that little extra edge.


French Sole


Love Heart Beulah Nude Suede, £190


If 2020 isn’t the year for a big red glitter heart, then we don’t know when is. These pretty ballet flats from French Sole in collaboration with Beulah are graphic, fun and a little bit kitsch. Pair with a slick of red lipstick for a seasonal splash of colour.


Russell & Bromley


Paris Flat, £195


A little bit Liza Minelli, a lot disco ball – we couldn’t resist the razmatazz of these Paris flats from Russell & Bromley. What can we say? They’re unapologetically fabulous and deserve a place on your shelves, not the bottom of your wardrobe – ready for the day when you need to add a little bit of sparkle in your step.


Jimmy Choo


Gala Glitter Flat, £450


These all-glitter flats from Jimmy Choo could take you from the red carpet to brunch with friends. The grosgrain ribbon detail and twinkly glitter-encrusted design will elevate any little black dress – or why not play with textures and roll up some girlfriend jeans, throw on your favourite band tee and blazer and finish with these beauties for an unexpected fashion twist on your everyday look.

By Lydia Mansi
December 2020

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