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What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

Featuring Fall/Winter 2018 trends that are fun but still perfectly wearable and pieces that are shoppable right now

 

 

In true Pinoy fashion, ushering in the Christmas season happens as soon as the “ber” months begin. This means getting a head start on holiday preparations calls for…well…starting right now.

 

On the party dressing front, this applies, too. Festivities may not be in full swing just yet, but it’ll only be a matter of time before they do and begin to pile up. With looming Christmas parties and smaller gatherings in between, a thought-out and strategic approach to refreshing that holiday wardrobe is absolutely necessary. Invest in a key piece. Invest in a key shoe (this presents the added option of styling from the shoe upwards). Resolve to build your looks around these with classics you already own and altogether avoid the pitfall that is impulse shopping. And we all know how easy that is around the holidays.

 

Ahead, we revel at shoe-spiration from the Fall 2018 runways and round up the five footwear trends that dominated them. If you already have these pairs in your wardrobe, hang on to them because ‘tis the season to whip ‘em out! If not, have a look at the featured pieces for each trend that you can shop right here and now.

 

 

How Very Mary Jane

At shows like Prada and Moschino, this youthful, traditional shoe style got a chic, grownup makeover…and we are all for it. A flat Mary Jane shoe may be tricky to work with though; it can make the leg appear shorter depending on where the strap falls. Here’s a trick: look for a shoe with a diagonal strap across the instep instead of a vertical one. This style elongates the leg rather than cuts it off. Now, a Mary Jane shoe with a nice heel? Always a winner.

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

Prada and Moschino Fall 2018. Photo Getty Images

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

ZARA Leather D'Orsay Shoe with Bejeweled Strap, P2,995

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

RIVER ISLAND Buckle Kitten Heel Mule, P3,049

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

MANGO Black and White Combined Leather Heel, P3,995

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

H&M Printed Satin Court Shoe, P1,490

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

ZALORA Strappy Detailed High Heel, P999

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

TOMMY HILFIGER Gigi Hadid Pointed Ballerina Shoe, P7,700

 

Let’s Lace It

Let’s face it: the lace-up shoe, whether flat or heeled, may not be for everyone. It can be quite laborious to put on and it can be a hassle when the laces come undone. There’s no denying, however, that this style is a looker. A boot or bootie with a lace up closure looks cool and has a utilitarian feel. A lace-up heeled sandal, meanwhile, looks equal parts sexy and delicate.

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

Chloe Fall 2018 and Haider Ackermann Fall 2018. Photo Luca Tombolini and Marcus Tondo

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

H&M Shimmering Metallic Boot, P1,990

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

PUBLIC DESIRE Aster Heel, P2,949

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

RIVER ISLAND Lace up Peep-Toe Bootie, P3,799

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

SOMETHING BORROWED Pointed Heel, P799

 

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Just Add Socks

Who is all for the sandal-and-sock combo this season? Dries Van Noten, Prada, Alessandro Michele at Gucci and Simone Rocha, that’s who! Following the sock boot trend, actual socks have now taken the spotlight. This is the perfect opportunity to play around with textures, fabric and lengths as these small variations can do a lot to achieve drastically different looks—all with the same shoe, too.

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

Prada and Dries Van Noten Fall 2018. Photo Marcus Tondo and Luca Tombolini

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

TOPSHOP Madeline Three-Strap Sandal, P1,199

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

H&M Platform Sandal, P1,990

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

GIBI Open-Toe Heeled Sandal, P1,499.75

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

BETSY Bootie Heel, P1,740

 

Seeing Red

As the vibrant hue most associated with the holiday season, all shades of red are welcome, of course. A little red dress on your next Christmas party may be a little on-the-nose, so why not opt for a red shoe instead? It’s the holiday season’s new universal shoe: pair it with navy, orange, pink, gold or silver and trust that it will work. When in doubt, whip out the LBD.

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

Erdem and Miu Miu Fall 2018. Photos Marcus Tondo

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

JESSICA SIMPSON Cita Heel, P1,979

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

ADDICTS ANONYMOUS Lace Up Transparent Heel, P1,889

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

PUBLIC DESIRE Net Ankle Boot, P3,999

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

FREE PEOPLE Snakeskin Print Ankle Boot, P5,229

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

CHLOE EDIT Square Buckled Mule, P959

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

STEVE MADDEN Leather Upper Heel, P3,180

 

The Cool and Unusual Heel

It looks like it’ll be a while before the industry’s infatuation with the weird shoe dies. From Dolce and Gabbana and Prabal Gurung to Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang and Balmain, the statement shoe by way of a statement heel were all the rage. Be on the lookout for a pair that takes on this fun trend but is versatile enough for work and play and can take you from day to night.

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

Dolce and Gabbana, Prabal Gurung Fall 2018. Photo Marcus Tondo and Luca Tombolini

 

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

MANGO Leather Mule, P2,749

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

ZARA Leather Ankle Boot with Round Heel, P5,995

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

ZALORA Chunky Heel Pump, P429

What’s Party Season Without the Perfect Party Shoe?

CALL IT SPRING Haien Heel, P2,995

 

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Just the right footwear to play up this year’s festive frocks, don’t you think?

 

 

Art Alexandra Lara.

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