The holiday season is brimming with opportunities to get all dressed up with somewhere to go, from cocktail parties to office shindigs to New Year's Eve blowout bashes. So it's the ideal time to step out in a pair of eye-catching statement heels you might not have the chance to show off for most of the year.
When you build your outfit around a festive pair of heels, pretty much anything in your wardrobe can be holiday party-friendly, from your favorite LBD to a chunky knit sweater and jeans. They're the perfect statement accessory — as long as you can manage standing and schmoozing in them.
That's the thing about holiday parties: You're usually on your feet for long nights. So while that pair of sky-high, pointy toe pumps might call out to your heart from the shoe department, there's still room to be a little sensible when it comes to fun holiday heels.
That's where these picks come in. Block-heel styles and lower kitten heels make a festive statement, and they're less likely to kill your poor, holiday-ravaged feet. Plus, since you're probably not looking to break the bank over a statement shoe you won't wear very often, they're all under $100.
From gloriously extra footwear to more subtle statements, these 13 swoon-worthy pairs have you covered. From glitter to velvet, open-toed to cold-weather friendly, there's something for everyone.
1. Charlotte Russe Sequined Pointed-Toe Ankle Booties
Step into any party with confidence in these incredible booties.
2. JustFab Vivienne Pumps
These strappy Victorian-esque heels strike a note that's both classy and trendy.
3. Jewel Badgley Mischka Lyla Glitter Pointy Toe Pump
Sure, Dorothy's glittery shoes were red, but it's easy to feel right at home in these gold pumps.
4. Aldo Pearls Satin Mules
Slip on these chic, blinged-out mules to instantly bring "It Girl" vibes to any outfit.
5. Steve Madden Georgia Booties
These mirrored booties are as eye-catching as it gets (literally).
6. 424 Fifth Geila Suede Lace-Up Heels
If The Nutcracker is on your holiday itinerary, these sweet pumps practically beg to be taken to the ballet.
7. Sole Society Edilina Embellished Pumps
Leopard kitten heels with a classic embellishment are the epitome of retro-glam.
8. Topshop Romance Fur Sandal
With satin block heels and silver pendants hidden under soft, feathery fur, these are the only accessory you'll need to finish off a holiday ensemble.
9. Steve Madden Velvet Edit Booties
Sock booties are one of the hottest shoe styles of 2017 — and surely, 2018 too. These velvet ones are made for the holidays and beyond.
10. Topshop REACTION Sequin Embellished Block Heel Sandals
Put on your dancing shoes with these multicolored beauties.
11. H&M Glittery Heel Boots
A disco ball heel is the perfect finishing touch on these wine-hued booties.
12. Aldo Argenti Embroidered Heels
Sequined embroidery is festive, yes, but this shoe could also make appearances year-round.
13. Sole Society Desi Kitten Heel Pump
Cozy and sophisticated, these kitten heels would be in the right place at an indoor fireside gathering.