The One New Year's Eve Fashion Mistake That Will Ruin Your Night — PHOTOS
New Year's Eve is one of my favorite nights of the year to dress up. You're still in the festive spirit from Christmas, you can take some fashion risks, and there is no limit to the amount of glitter and sparkle you can wear. But let's be real — the night is going to be a long one, and you're going to be in your outfit for quite a while, so you don't want to make any fashion mistakes on New Year's Eve that will end up ruining your night. The one mistake is, hands down, is wearing a pair of uncomfortable heels.
Apparently, any heel above three inches is bad for your feet to begin with, but we all kind of throw that rule out the door on NYE. I mean, it only happens once a year, right? While you might not be too concerned with your feet health for that particular night, you do need to be concerned about your comfort. The night starts early and it lasts well into the early morning hours, so you're going to be wearing those heels for a long time. If you rationalize crazy heels by thinking you won't be walking around and are only going to one party — think again. Anything goes on NYE, and you may end up hopping around from place to place, and you need to be able to walk. Planning to take your heels off while dancing? That might not be such a good idea. Shoes can easily be forgotten, lost, or stolen, so it's generally better not to part with them.
But no worries —all you have to do is wear a pair that's comfortable enough to party in all night long. Shop these seven more comfortable alternatives that still have plenty of party flair.
ASOS Homegirl; $81; asos.com
Wedges aren't just a summer shoe — choose a pair with lace-ups for a more elegant look.
Warehouse Platforms; $108; asos.com
Platforms give you more support on the toe, so they are definitely easier to walk in. This metallic pair is perfect for a party.
Faith Arctic; $52; asos.com
No one will care you aren't wearing heels when you've got embellished crystals on your flats.
4. Kitten Heels
Menbur; $136.95; nordstrom.com
If you're dead-set on wearing heels, just choose one that's lower and easier to walk in.
BP; $49.95; nordstrom.com
If basic flats feel too boring, try a pair of mary-janes. The strap makes them feel a little more exciting. (Plus, glitter).
6. Block Heels
NOODLE; $90; topshop.com
The thicker the heel, the easier to walk.
River Island; $108; asos.com
Booties give you way more support, but are still cute enough for a party.
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Images: ASOS; Nordstrom; Topshop