The Shoe Showdown 

It’s almost December, which means our social calendars will be filled with festive parties, year-end reunions, and winter weddings of course. Finding the right shoe to complete each outfit can seem like a gargantuan task, but we’ve rounded up the best shoes for every use case that will see you through the current season and all those to come. 

Scroll on to see how every shoe in this edit makes a convincing case for itself, and treat yourself to an early Christmas present if you’ve been extra good this year (or not - we promise we won’t tell!)

Gravity Defyers

It’s not a party unless there’s party shoes involved. 

Complete your get-up with a pair of pristine white pointed heels by Alaïa. The simple yet striking shoe bears the instantly recognisable hallmarks of the Maison and can be worn with dresses of all lengths, night or day. 


Invest in a pair of eye-catching platforms that are a reflection of your personality. These block-heeled Saint Laurent sandals inspired by house muse Bianca Jagger will help you sail through the party season without numbing your feet.

Statement Makers

Embrace the joy of stepping out once again by considering indulging in colour and striking embellishments that will set your look apart.

Add a splash of emerald to your outfit with this jewel-toned number from Saint Laurent. The rose detail at the toe strap makes it perfect for the ritziest occasions. Just grab a clutch and go!


Opt for these feather-embellished slingbacks by Dries Van Noten for some unabashed glamour. The chic pair can be worn with both cocktail dresses and blush hued lehengas. 

Feathered Slingback Sandals by Dries Van Noten,Ivy Sandals by Saint Laurent

A Subtle Affair

Just like its sartorial counterpart the LBD, a classic black heel will never go out of style. 

Need a shoe that goes with everything but isn’t dull or boring? Let the Cassandra heels by Saint Laurent come to your rescue. Fitted with the iconic logo of the house in a gold-tone, the shoe is well suited for every kind of appointment.


Dial up the drama in these Viper pumps in patent leather. Sitting atop a 90mm stiletto heel with a pointed toe, these shoes are a confidence booster both in the boardroom and after hours.

Cassandra Flats by Saint Laurent, Viper Slingbacks by Saint Laurent

Down To Earth

Nothing beats the comfort of a stylish pair of flats. 

These minimal and sleek Balenciaga mules are a true wardrobe essential, made to complete all your fall outfits. Whether worn with dresses, miniskirts or pants, they look equally chic and put-together.


The Logo Tape mules by Chloé make a great day-friendly alternative for the former, while also complementing ankle length jeans and sundresses. 

Woody Logo Tape Mules by Chloe, Cosy BB Mule by Balenciaga

Sneaker Fever

If you’re choosing to forgo stilettos in favour of something more comfortable this time of the year, pick a pair of white sneakers with a splash of colour that make them far from basic.

Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers are a must-have for every sneaker lover’s closet. Featuring a neon sole, the iconic shoe is a style statement in itself while being extremely versatile. 


Still haven’t bought into the chunky dad shoe trend? Go for a classic silhouette that has stood the test of time, as seen in the star embellished kicks from Saint Laurent. Jeans, trousers, skirts - these shoes go with everything.


Tripe S Sneaker by Balenciaga, Court Classic Sneakers by Saint Laurent

In and Out

Need a pair of shoes that you can wear at home and be spotted out and about in your neighbourhood as well?

Trade in your flip flops for this luxe leather version by Ancient Greek Sandals. The puffy straps and chunky sole are on-trend right now. 


Slip into one of Brikenstock’s chicest iterations yet. Created in collaboration with British designer Faye Toogood, these sculptural shoes are a treat for both your eyes and feet.


Temperatures might be dropping, but there's no reason for you to have cold feet. Get a shearling lined pair of shoes for that all-day slipper feeling. 

Set on platform soles with a curve detailing, Chloé’s wavy slides will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds. The multi-colour strap knitted out of recycled cashmere highlights creative director Gabriela Hearst’s sustainable vision for the label. 


This unique pair of mules from Jacquemus’ latest collection features one round toe and back, while the other one features a square toe and back. Truly one of a kind! 


Wavy Shearling Slides by Chloe, Asymmetric Mules by Jacquemus

Beach Please

Summer might be a few months away, but that shouldn’t stop us from escaping to a tropical destination this season.

A cute pair of espadrilles are a must-have for holidays by the beach. Featuring straps that go around the ankle and boasting a raffia sole, these Chloé espadrilles are asking to be packed in your suitcase in search of warmer weather.


Walking on the beach isn’t fun with flip flops kicking up sand on your back or the sand in your shoes weighing you down. These laser-cut slides by Alaïa are the stylish beach appropriate shoes you need. Easy to slip on and slip out of, they can also be paired with your faavourite t-shirt and jeans combo in the city.

Laser Cut Leather slides by AlaiaIngrid Lace-ups Espadrilles by Chloe


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