Shoes are at the heart of any outfit and I think there is only one pair you need this coming Christmas season. Whether it’s a dinner party at home, drinks out with friends, a cosy date in your favourite restaurant, the dreaded office party or cooking that turkey on Christmas day itself (I still need to feel glam even when cooking!) Enter the sequin adorned, stud embedded or glitter shoe – your simple one way ticket to a glamourous outfit in a jiffy!

My choice of shoe has to be a pair of flats because I’m usually chasing after the kids or pounding the pavement shopping with clients. Which is why I particularly love a pair of sequin or stud adorned ballet flats. They look really good paired with a simple pair of skinny jeans in the day or with cropped trousers or velvet jeans in the evening! The shape of flats has of course evolved from the classic ballet to loafers or the even more illustrious ‘smoking slipper’ –  I really like both these shapes and the smoking slipper is particularly very flattering, elongating the leg!

You could of course opt for a pair of statement heels. I love the ones pictured below from J Crew. Pair these with a simple LBD or your favourite smart trousers and a skinny sweater and you will feel amazing in an understated and elegant kind of way.




Take a look at how you can glam up any old plain outfit and feel a million dollars…











Lazztek Multicoloured, Studded Flats

£79,  Dune