Like Christmas lights, champagne and diamonds, footwear is just a little better with a healthy dose of sparkle, especially as the holiday season swings into full gear. If you normally write them off as a frivolous choice, you should re-think them for holiday 2011. A glittery pair of pumps for yourself or sweet Mary Janes for your daughter can instantly transform a ho-hum LBD from the back of the closet into something extraordinary. And if your upcoming events tend to the casual side, try out a pair of glittery ballet flats or booties. In every heel height, color and style imaginable, there’s a glittery shoe style that will brighten up your holiday season.
Crewcuts Glitter Bow Ballet Flats, $58, jcrew.com
Madden Girl Ruztik, $48 (sale), zappos.com
Glitter MacAlister Boots, $98, jcrew.com
Nine West Rocha, $79, endless.com
Circo Doreen, $13, target.com
Gorgeous Glitter Court Shoes, $120, topshop.com
Nina Kids Seeley, $40 (sale), zappos.com