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This fall, it's all about being a maximalist. Put away your sleek leather booties and take out a pair that has more shine than a disco ball instead. This season it's going to be all about the glitter and glitz, and as a result there are so many
sparkle shoes for fall. Once the trademark of sticker-loving eight year olds, glitter-bombed shoes are now open for all ages.
Unlike the kicks of your grade school self, the ones coming out now are a little more grown up. Rather than rocking big plated sequins and a Lisa-Frank-like smattering of glitter, today's shoes look more sophisticated and sleek. They're dipped in all silver, their shimmer looking more chrome than art-project. Shoes are studded with rhinestones and gems to give a boost in twinkle, but they feel more runway than playground. And these picks come in a bevy of different colors, ranging in everything from titanium to a purple to blue.
While leather boots will always be a staple when sweater weather comes around, it would be fun to swap them out every now and then for a pair of shoes that twinkle. Ahead are 20 of the
best sparkly shoes for fall.
Embellished Slip On Shoes
Tilt Embellished Slip On Shoes, $50, Topshop
If you love a little glimmer but don't want to look like you waded through a tub of glitter, then these sapphire-hued slip-ons could be a good alternative. Studded with pearls and clusters of rhinestones, they offer a little twinkle without being too much.
Metallic Sequins Sneakers
Metallic Sequins Sneakers, $50, Mango
Want a flashy pair of high-tops without looking like you bought them at Limited Too? These sequined ones from Mango are comprised of small, compact sequins, and stitched in a way that make them look like glittering scales rather than bedazzled disks.
Sporty Glitter Flatforms
Trance Mega Glitter Flatforms, $47, ASOS
It's harder to decide which one makes a louder statement: The three inch, sporty-stripe platform or the mermaid-inspired glitter straps.
Misfit Chunky Glitter Flat Shoes, $45, ASOS
Preppy meets unicorn-chic with these statement making oxfords. Coming in a playful purple hue, they have a serious, academic shape that's balanced with a quirky texture.
Aries Glitter Ankle Boot, $30, Urban Outfitters
Play out your best disco fantasies with these silver slicked booties. But the best part isn't its Sputnik-inspired chrome color. It's the teal block heel with its eye-catching glitter.
Jeffrey Campbell Silver Petra Mule, $30, Urban Outfitters
Channel your inner
Clueless crew with these shimmery, light purple mules. It's up to you if you want to match them with plaid and knee highs, but that fashion move is highly advisable. Beaded Velvet Ankle Boots, $70, Zara
If you want to add a touch of sparkle to your outfit but resembling a disco ball isn't your style, then look for shoes that add just a bit of shimmer instead. These mauve velvet boots are a great choice because they only offer a powdering of sparkle, almost like someone walked through rhinestones and ended up with them dusted on their shoes.
Raquel Wide Fit Ankle Boots, $51, ASOS
Your feet will look like a pair of glittering diamonds with these intensely silver booties. Put them on a Monday and you won't ever feel those usual beginning-of-week blues.
AEO Heeled Sock Bootie, $42, American Eagle
From sock sneakers to sock booties, comfort is key this season. Slip these on and you will feel like you're walking out the door in your house slippers rather than heeled boots. But just because it feels like you're wearing next to nothing doesn't mean the shoe can't be glamorous — just as this glittery pair proves.
ASOS Paparazzi Heels, $60, ASOS
If you fully subscribe to the maximalist trend and think the more the better, then bow down to these shoes. Trimmed with light blue fur, dipped in silver glitter, and boasting 3D floral arrangements, these shoes are hard not to notice.
Holla! Embellished High Heels, $39, ASOS
Another great maximalist option are these wide strapped, block heels. They have a faint '90s vibe to them with their chunky bands, but the hodge-podge cluster of gemstones give them a 2017 spin.
Wide Fit Rose Gold Glitter Heels
Wide Fit Rose Gold Glitter Heels, $47, New Look
Are you in the mood to look like you're headed to a '90s prom this evening? Strap on these dreamy rose gold glitter heels and you'll pull off the look perfectly.
Kensie Noel Glittered Flats, $60, Lord & Taylor
If you prefer to wear flats more than heels, there are still some sparkling options you can choose from. Take this pair for example: Pointy toed with an Audrey Hepburn-like bow, it looks like it was dipped in a massive jar of multi-colored sparkles.
Interchangeable Laces Mid Heels, $30, ASOS
If you like to stock up on some out-of-the-box shoe styles to bring an eccentric touch to your wardrobe, then look no further than these flats. Glazed with silver glitter, boasting a velvet buckle, and wrapped up ballerina-style in a gingham ribbon, these shoes have a lot going on but in the best possible way.
Wide Fit Embellished Ballet Flats
Lilac Embellished Pointed Ballet Flats, $31, ASOS
To give yourself a regal, aristocratic feeling, choose ballet flats that have rhinestones weighing down their straps. You'll feel like you're slipping on a queen's pair of shoes.
Wide Fit Silver Glitter Pointed Court Shoes, $40, New Look
Whether you're trying to glam up a pair of jeans or want to add something shiny to a Friday night dress, these bedazzled pointed heels will upgrade any look you throw at them.
Wide Fit Black Glitter Plimsolls
Blue Glitter Boots, $53, New Look
If you want to look like you're wearing the midnight sky at your feet, then these black and blue glitter boots give off a Milky Way-esque vibe.
Rose Gold Metallic Boots
Metallic Faux-Leather Low Ankle-Boots, $45, Old Navy
For a more metallic look, try a rose gold bootie for a chrome update for your outfit. It's a little more unexpected than a silver shoe, so it brings an extra element to the look.
Wide Fit Black Glitter Boots
Wide Fit Black Glitter Boots, $48, New Look
If you like sparkle but don't want it to be too noticeable or over the top, a black pair of glitter booties are a happy and understated compromise.
Whether you choose chunky platforms, '90s inspired heels, or chic ballet flats doesn't matter. All of your favorite fall shoes got a glitter upgrade this season — now all you have to do is decide which ones are making it into your closet!