Saturday, November 12, 2011
Holiday Flats: Put on Your Prancing Shoes
'Prance' is defined as "to walk or move about in a spirited ways,' according to Merriam-Webster. The verb came to mind as I started composing this post, because a) one of my over 50 goals is to stay active--spirited--and b) because I equate the verb with a certain famous reindeer at this time of year. Needless to say, prancing requires the right footwear. When I'm in New York City, I cringe when I see all the 20-something women prancing around in 5" heels. It's like they're walking on a tightrope, on the verge of toppling off at any moment. I love sensible heels (under 3", that is), but not for prancing. Instead, I'm going to grab a pair of flats. One of my favorite over 50 looks is a tapered, ankle-length pair of slacks, no socks or nude stockings, and a pretty pair of flats like the Calvin Klein Women's Philomena Flat ($108.95) above. Below are a few more examples of trendy metallic flats for the holidays as well as shoes in festive colors and patterns, and several classic holiday flats in velvet and suede.
SILVER AND GOLD
Perhaps, the easy way to dress up a holiday outfit is by slipping into a metallic flat. I begin this section with my personal favorites...Nine West Berhta round toe flat (Metallic) ($79). Also available in gold for $69.
Rampage Hadassa Women's Flats (was $45, now $31.50)
Easy Spirit Blondie Comfortable Flats For Women (Bronze Le) (was $69, now $49) Available in 5 other colors and patterns as well.
KRISSS - GOLD SEQUIN (was $79.95, now $49.97) from Steve Madden. Also available in blue (limited sizes) and black.
MERRY AND BRIGHT
Heavy metal flats aren't your style? Well, a bold color or pattern are equally as festive, in my humble opinion.
KRUSSHH - RASPBERRY SUEDE from Steve Madden (was $79.95, now $49.97)
Nine West Cacey round toe flat with bow (Purple) ($79)
Nine West Birella flat with rouching detail (Blue) (was $69, now $34.50). Also available in purple and raspberry.
These next two pairs don't shout "happy holidays," but they're fun and stylish, which make them perfect for holiday cheer.
Nine West Cacey round toe flat with bow (Brown) ($79)
KORS Michael Kors Odin Haircalf Pointed Toe Flats ($112.50)
Super soft velvet or suede flats are a wonderful choice for skirts, leggings or wool crepe slacks during the holiday season.
Enzo Angiolini Women's Love Song Flat ($69.99)
Easy Spirit Jacinto Comfortable shoes for women (Brown) (was $75, now $59.99)
Van Eli Women's Callee Flat ($99.95). Also available in Navy, Grey or Black suede.
FRENCH SOLE fs/ny Drama Velvet Flats ($140)