WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Even if it’s mostly on Zoom. This season’s events might be more low-key, but these special shoes will keep you in the festive spirit.
Every household has their unique way of celebrating Christmas – their own traditions and rituals that mark the special time of year. Ranging from the weird to the wonderful – it just wouldn’t be Christmas without grandma overdoing it on the sherry, or Uncle Dave singeing his eyebrows on the lit Christmas pud. This sense of tradition extends to the wardrobe (albeit in a more sophisticated manner than burning facial hair – we hope!) Are you the type to get all dressed up, slip into a pair of Manolos and make it a glamorous occasion? Or are silk pyjamas and pointed slippers your all-day attire of choice? Whether you’re planning brusque country walks, elaborate dinners, or a day spent napping with a bottle of Baileys, we’ve got the shoes to make your festive celebrations feel suitably indulgent.
If ever there was a time for patent red Prada boots, it’s Christmas. You’ll spread joy and festive cheer wherever you go (even if you’re just sitting in your in-laws’ garden) in Bettina Vermillion’s shiny knee-highs and Sergio Rossi burgundy ankle boots. And if the SS runways are anything to go by, red is set to be a big deal this spring, so your transitional look will be sorted when March comes back around.
SHOP RED BOOTS
After months of dressing down, high heel aficionados are dreaming of a white Christmas in Jimmy Choo’s pearl-studded sandals or a pair of sparkly Amina Muaddi’s. This is a Christmas that will be spent largely indoors, so embrace the opportunity to wear elaborately decorated (and totally not weather-appropriate) footwear. Christian Louboutin’s exclusive MyTheresa collection is top of our list to Santa.
SHOP SPARKLY SANDALS
Shine on this Christmas in the best metallic heels of 2020. We’ll be walking through a winter wonderland (even if it’s only in our imagination) in gilded Porte and Paire sandals and René Caovilla signature styles. This year the parties might be more low-key, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be.
SHOP METALLIC HEELS
Aaaaaand relax. Flats are the obvious choice for a low-key Christmas, but no heel doesn’t mean no fun. Elevate your festive indoor look with velvet finishes, golden chains and crystal details courtesy of Roger Vivier, Sleeper and Stella McCartney. This is Christmas quarantine chic at its finest.
SHOP FESTIVE FLATS
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