25 best holiday shoes of 2021: Lulus, Bloomingdale’s, more

The month of December — and winter in general — is an excuse to wear a statement shoe.

Whether you’re on a shopping spree for the perfect holiday shoe for your work party, an evening dinner or to rock around on NYE, we love a good bow heel or suede bootie moment.

And, several retailers are dishing out incredible styles that we’re already swooning over. From Lulus and Bloomingdale’s to DSW and Nordstrom, we corralled the shoes we would wear if we had a holiday party every day in December.

And, holiday shoes are totally versatile. In other words, they’re flattering designs you can wear again for future weddings, parties and get-togethers.

Ahead, find our 25 favorite holiday shoes that will make heads turn. With each pair, we outlined the size options and color options to give you all the details on our top picks.

But, before you shop, take a quick peek at some of our favorite shops that carry the best holiday shoes:

  • Color options: Red, Ivory, Blush
  • Size options: 5 to 11

If we’re being honest, this pair of heels screams holiday. For less than $40, they make a statement and look photogenic in pictures — especially with that festive red color.

Loeffler Randall Camellia Bow High Heel Sandals
  • Color options: Emerald, Metallic Dark Floral, Blue, Platinum
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Emerald is one of the most on-trend hues to rock this season, so why not invest in a pair of heels to match your favorite emerald dress? Not to mention, we rounded up the best holiday cocktail dresses to buy this year, too.

Vince Camuto Ashna Chain-Embellished Mule
  • Color options: Black Leather, Sandstone
  • Size options: 5 to 12

Take a pair of black heels, but make them embellished. This gold chain ankle detail pairs well with gold jewelry and is fairly priced for a designer shoe.

Sam Edelman Jaye Platform Boot
  • Color options: Cashmere Beige, Black, River Rock, Sunny Yellow, Pink Confetti
  • Size options: 5 to 11

We can’t get over these suede-heeled booties, namely because of their flattering contour and match-all design. The subtle platform, aside from the heel, offers subtle height, too.

Schutz Vikki Heel
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 5.5 to 11

Though these heels look a little “out there,” they really aren’t. On a closer look, it’s a high black heel with a little pizzazz on the ankle to add some dimension to your winter outfit.

Lulus Luwe Satin Pearl Square Toe High Heel Sandals
  • Color option: Gold, Blush, Ivory
  • Size options: 5.5 to 11

Dainty and perfect all year round, these pearl-embossed nude heels also come in gold and blush and will add a touch of elegance to your ensemble.

Midnight Pointed-Toe Heels
  • Color options: Silver Holographic, Light Nude
  • Size options: 5 to 11

As one of Lulus’ favorite holiday shoes, these clear, accented heels are all the rage. They’ll match with anything and add a unique emblem to your toes.

Margaux Leather Western Ankle Boots
  • Color options: Black, Brown
  • Size options: 6 to 15

Meet one of my favorite boots in my closet. Abercrombie’s Margaux Leather Western Ankle Boots provide an elevated look for your work party and the material is such high quality.

Steve Madden Veronicka Clear
  • Color options: Clear, Black Multi, Pink Multi
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Stud it out, girl. These funky and fun heels from Steve Madden are the statement shoe of the season — for less than $150, too.

Bernardo Lizzie Bow Detailed Heel Shootie
  • Color options: Sand, Blush, Navy, Black
  • Size options: 6 to 11

For a low-heeled option that’s cute and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with Bernardo’s Lizzie “Shootie” (we love the name, but that’s beside the point). Plus, the style comes in three other colors.

Kelly & Katie Blaken Pump
  • Color options: Silver Metallic, Black, Fuschia
  • Size options: 6 to 11

Introducing a fine pair of heels for your NYE party. Kelly & Katie is one of the comfiest brands at DSW (I’ve had its nude heels for nearly a decade). So, this $60 purchase will go a long way.

Steve Madden Silhouette Boot
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 5.5 to 10

Keep your entire leg warm with Steve Madden’s Silhouette Boot — one of Revolve’s bestsellers. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention how great they’ll look with a LBD.

Lulus Salema Pointed-Toe Pumps
  • Color options: Light Nude Rhinestone, Light Nude
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Balance out the on-trend clear shoe with some rhinestones this holiday season with the Salema Pointed-Toe Pumps. They’re not too much of a statement, but just enough to add some festivity to your look.

Lulus Fazal Suede Feather Pointed-Toe Mules
  • Color options: Blush, Ivory
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Feathers add fun texture to your holiday outfit, and we can’t get over these Fazal Suede Feather Pointed-Toe Mules from Lulus that are only $38. Yeah, go add them to your cart.

Lynn Slip-On Loafers
  • Color options: Sand, Navy, Poppy
  • Size options: 5 to 11

NYDJ has some of the most classic clothing pieces, and its Lynn Slip-On Loafers are no exception. They’re my favorite loafers and are extremely comfortable, even on the first wear.

Kipper Bootie
  • Color options: Rose, Brown, Grey, Taupe, Black, Honey Brown
  • Size options: 5 to 11

These slouched heeled boots will garner many compliments this season and, with its palette of color options, you’ll want to pick up every hue for the holidays.

Tyler Platform Sandal
  • Color option: Nude
  • Size options: 5 to 11

For a neutral shoe with some clear detailing and embellishments, the Tyler Platform Sandal has it all. And, the pair is well-priced at $80.

Bottega Veneta Woven High Heel Slide Sandals
  • Color options: Cane Sugar, Nero, Grass, Blaster
  • Size options: 5 to 12

For an investment that won’t go out of style, snag these Bottega Veneta Woven High Heel Slide Sandals are so padded, they look wearable for any event.

Saint Laurent Opyum Patent Leather Sandals
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 4 to 12

While we adore the classic YSL bags, the brand’s initials on these heels are unmatched. For less than $1,000, they’ll be your go-to shoe for upscale events.

Dolce Vita Able Bootie
  • Color options: Dune Suede, Black Suede, Dark Brown Suede, Concrete Grey Suede
  • Size options: 5 to 11

For a versatile bootie, Dolce Vita’s Able style takes the cake. In a variety of colors, the pair is worth the approximate $90 price point.

Aqua Brit Pointed Toe Pumps
  • Color options: Cognac Patent, Black Patent, Red Patent
  • Size options: 5 to 11

We can’t sleep on the traditional patent leather pumps this season. Bloomingdale’s Aqua Brit Pointed Toe Pumps come in this dreamy cognac color, along with black and red for even more festive cheer.

Jessica Simpson Havella Pump
  • Color options: Black, Cobalt
  • Size options: 6 to 11

As one of the most festive heels in this edit, Jessica Simpson has a gorgeous pair that’s less than $75 right now.

Lulus Selenah Pointed Toe Ankle Booties
  • Color options: White Pearl, Black Croc, Black Pearl
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Oh, we love a white bootie moment. Tap into the Go-Go boot trend of the late ’60s with these pearl-studded booties — a crowdpleaser just over $50.

Lulus Alta Suede Lace-Up Heels
  • Color options: Dark Red, Light Nude, Orchid, Blue
  • Size options: 5 to 11

A pair that’s great all year round, Lulus’ Alta Suede Lace-Up Heels will add a fun accent to your cute cocktail dress and are a staple your wardrobe is waiting for.

Ruby Pumps
  • Color option: Black
  • Size options: 5 to 11

Not a big fan of heels? No problem. These cute kitten heels have the most adorable ball detail at the end and are a great pair to gift or add to your wishlist.

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