Glitter Shoes: Should You Invest?


Oh dear, so so sorry, I’ve let my 13 year old self get a little out of hand. Yes. Glitter is great. I love it. My life is glitter. I live for glitter. It’s on my toes. It’s on my eyelids, and if I could get a permanent glitter tattoo, I would. No, really. I’ve thought about this. I’d get a small horseshoe the size of a quarter in bronzey/goldey glitter on my right wrist. I’ve been dreaming about it for YEARS. Of course, I have glitter flats, glitter sandals, and I’ve been hoping for pair of glitter heels for about three seasons now.

First it was Giuseppe Zanotti’s glitter cowboy boots from last fall (which are miraculously on ebay if you’re a size 39! AND? Topshop knocked them off this season! ) and Miu Miu’s glitter brogues and now, it’s Miu Miu’s everything (like the ones shown left, ($650)) with some lusting from Christian Dior and Pedro Garcia. Loads of mass-market retailers are jumping on the glitter trend, and while they are fun, you don’t want to cheapen the trend, either. So, should you invest?

I say yes! If you can splurge on great quality glitter, go for it! I say the chunkier the glitter, the better! Some favorites:

Want to wear glitter shoes to work, but not ready to committ to full on glitter?These suede topped peep toes from Rene Caovilla are sensational ($850)! Wear that blue suede with grey, light blue, cobalt, and black.

Need a fab flat? This is J.Crew’s second season with fabulous encrusted two-tone flats, but I’m obsessssssed withthis season’s rose gold ( wear with orange, bronze, tangerine, teal, grey and greens- divine!)($135).

Also in the flat department, Marc Jacob’s fab patent and glitter brogues are an original and versatile pick especially for short dresses and tights and ripped jeans ($775).  P.S. Topshop has a decent knock off for $116!

For complete lady like sweetness, Nine West scored with these bow front kitten heels! ($76.50)

Going out? Need that super noticeable heel that’ll work with tights in winter? Asos’ two-tone platforms will do the trick ($87.30)!

And finally (and also under $100!), I love love love slippers this season – slip these Aldo slippers on with a tapered trouser or sweatpant, and it’s insta-chic and so comfy for you ($87.30).