Glitter heels and any party are meant to be together like coffee and milk, pizza and soda, and V-neck sweaters with button-down shirts. Sparkly heels, along with glitter boots, jackets, and tops, are the must-have accessory items of any party outfit, and are just perfect to shine brightly like stars, while also adding a special flavor to even the simplest and most boring looks.
Whether you love (and possibly already own a pair of) glitter heels or are trying to venture into this sparkly trend, we have a few tips and tricks on how to wear glitter heels right with any outfit and just everywhere. Also make sure to browse through our sparkling list of 15 pairs of glitter heels to wear at your special party and any night out, too (but we also have small pieces of advice for daytime glitter heels!).
The Trend of Sparkly Glitter Heels: Contents
Speaking of daytime-approved glitter heels you can take to night as well, if you really want to make a year-long (or even lifetime!) investment, we introduce the list below with perfect sparkly heeled shoes to wear all the upcoming year long. Most of the glitter heels on this list feature relatively low heels and will feel comfortable whether you are about to dance the night away, or are just wandering with your friends from one shop to another.
1. Shine Bright Like a Star!
Saks Fifth Avenue got us covered with this pair of half modern, half ‘30s-inspired Miu Miu glitter heels, which are literally to die for. The kitten heels will be the icing on the cake of any party outfit.
2. Glittery Slingbacks
For a subtle, glittery touch, have fun with this pair of Mansur Gavriel glitter slingback heels, the comfy block heels of which won’t hurt your feet too much at any night out with friends during this upcoming year. They are available through Neiman Marcus.
3. Disco Glitter Heels
Available at Moda Operandi, Marco De Vincenzo’s glitter heels are the epitome of the Eighties-inspired coolness. If you are looking for the best glitter heels with just a little touch of sparkle, these sparkly heels with colorful Swarovski crystal-embellished heels are the way to go!
4. Ombre Glitter Heels
From a Nineties icon to an early all-time ‘00s star, Jimmy Choo’s silver and pink ombre glitter heels are meant to make anyone shine bright at any party, and will give you something extra-cool to pair all those slip dresses you bought this year with. You can get them at Net-a-Porter!
5. Pearl-Detail Glittery Take On Shoes
Another pair of designer glitter heels has enchanted us, which definitely is sparklier than any pair you have in your shoe rack (yet no less elegant). Perfect for both a total-black outfit and a more casual combination of mom jeans and a slip top, this pair of Nicholas Kirkwood sparkly heels is the ultimate must-have for the upcoming year. And you can easily find it at Ssense.com!
6. Saint Laurent’s Glitter Heels
Get ready for a pair of high-heeled, glitter-coated pair of awesomeness thanks to Saint Laurent, with a distinctive modern flair, which is already one of this winter’s it-items. Get them at My Theresa and dare to pair them with a metallic, pleated midi skirt!
7. Clarita’s Glitter
Alexandre Birman’s signature ‘Clarita’ sandals are back on Net-a-Porter.com with an eye-feasting glittery update, and we already live for it. These sparkly heeled shoes are literally perfect for any outfit, and you’ll find yourself easily sporting them all year long, even in the daytime, as well.
8. Embellished Glitter Pumps
Glitter- and bow-coated, No 21’s pointy-toe pumps just overwhelmed us with their gleam, which traces us back to the glorious and glamorous era of the late Eighties divas. Pamper yourself with a good (and well-deserved) dose of brilliance, getting one of the best glitter heels from My Theresa!
9. Glitter d’Orsay
Grant yourself a head-turning entrance with this pair of Kate Spade glitter d’Orsay pumps, the soigné structure of which could elevate any outfit to its coolest, haute couture-esque counterpart. You can check them at Neiman Marcus.
10. Sparkly, Hippy Souls
Available at Farfetch.com, this pair of Gucci glitter heels is a timeless statement footwear item, and has been flying off the shelves for a while now. We could easily regard them as a piece of fashion history to invest in!
11. Glittery Night Fever
Hippy souls have different styles, which could be all transposed to a different pair of glitter shoes. Badgley Mischka just released the coolest chunky-heeled sparkly sandals that are both Seventies- and haute couture-inspired. If your soul is proudly hippy but loves covering herself with touches of chic accents here and there, too, this pair of glitter heels is the go-to option for you! Get them at Nordstrom!
12. Glitters & the City
You can now dress up like Sex & the City’s glamorous journalist, Carrie Bradshaw, thanks to this pair of (of course) Miu Miu glitter heels, available online at Net-a-Porter.com. Now “we can’t help but wonder” how you will style them.
13. The Quirkiest Crystal Embellished-Heel Glitter Sandals
Jimmy Choo’s signature glitter-embellished peep-toe pumps are one of the fashion industry’s most coveted items, and it is not that hard to understand why. You can now don them in their most sophisticated version thanks to the brand new glitter sandals, available for purchase at Matchesfashion.com.
14. Mesmerized by These Glitter Heels
Ganni is hitting it big with this pair of sparkly heeled slingbacks with lovely bow details, and they are flying off the shelves basically at any online store. Try to get them at My Theresa now!
15. Glittery Queens
We can never have enough pairs of glitter shoes, so no wonder this pair of Badgley Mischka sparkly high heels, available at Neiman Marcus, is designed to make anyone feel like the queen of the party. They are basically meant to be with that cute metallic or glittery mini dress you bought a few months ago but have never worn yet.
So, you got your pair of glitter heels but don’t know how to style them right. The first thing you should take into consideration is that sparkly shoes are statement items, and usually catch all the attention. Therefore, you’d better stick to either monochrome or ton-sur-ton outfits, or even shiny ones if that’s a minimalist chic glittery slip dress.
While with the monochrome look you can really have a blast choosing your glitter heels from a variety of different shades (from pink to silver, you’ll be spoiled for choice), with the total-glitter look, you’d better stick to a single hue and play with it, meaning that if you are opting for a golden dress, golden glitter shoes are the way to go (but then you can definitely have fun with the makeup, especially with a glitter lipstick!).
As for those who just got a statement sequined jacket, we recommend getting a matching pair of solid-colored glitter heels and a total black outfit or, alternatively, a pair of mom jeans a cute top (a boyfriend tee is fine, too). Such a look is absolutely perfect for a daytime look or a night out with friends, but if you feel the sparkly jacket would be just too much for daytime, we suggest substituting it with a simple black jacket and a cute tank top.
Contrary to the common belief, glitter shoes are quite versatile and they pair very well with practically any outfit, be that a business-chic office look, a daytime one or a night-time disco outfit. The most important styling tip to keep in mind while wearing glitter heels is the correct color combinations of your shoes and the overall outfit.
• To keep it safe, you are always free to wear glitter heels (be that gold, silver or brightly colored ones) with monochrome white, black or nude looks. You’ll never fail with such a combo, which is pretty safe to wear to the office and in the daytime as well.
• Treat your silver and gold glitter heels like precious jewelry – how would you match your gold earrings with your outfits? The same way, you are free to wear gold, silver and slightly toned-down champagne and nude glitter heels with practically any look, from the most minimalist chic to the boldest ones.
• Keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum while wearing glitter shoes, as they are already bold in and of themselves to attract loads of attention. Costume jewelry, oversized handbags and bright makeup looks are absolutely contradicted here.
• When it comes to the perfect bag to pair with your glitter shoes, stick to delicate small clutches or purses in a nude coloring.
• Glitter shoes are meant to be with jeans and denim pieces, be that a Nineties denim miniskirt or a chambray shirt. Denim is the best way of wearing glitter heels in the daytime with a chic casual flair to your outfit.
• Glitter heels are capable of adding a much-desired strong accent to pastel pieces, especially if you prefer to wear head-to-toe pastel outfits. Think gold glitter heels with a ballerina-style dusty rose mini dress, and you’ll be the prettiest creature wherever you go!
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