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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.
2Embellished Slip On Shoes
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.
3Metallic Sequins Sneakers
7'90s Inspired Mules
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.
8Beaded Velvet Boots
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.
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.
13Wide 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.
14Glitter Bow Flats
14Laced Up Sparkle Flats
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.
16Wide Fit Pointed Heels
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.
20Wide 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!