I just sat down after 11 straight hours in heels, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more qualified to write about shoes than I am in this moment. If I’m being completely honest, most of my formal ensemble strategy revolves around figuring out how to get out of wearing heels. After I’m done daydreaming, I reach for one style, and one style only: the chunky heel. It is my ace in the hole.
Recently heels have been getting chunkier and chunkier (something I can certainly relate to post-Thanksgiving), and with formal events filling up my calendar the upswing in one of my favorite trends can’t have come at a better time. From short and blocky to playful platforms, if you’re going to be out all night, there’s really only one choice.
Pumps with a little more junk in the trunk mean you can actually dance. Plus, you’ll make it to the after party without having to rock the barefoot look come two in the morning. You can go classic with Jimmy Choo, or get a little artsy with the new Alice + Olivia x Keith Haring collection – choose a style and start practicing those dance moves. Here are all of the shoes I’ll be buying myself this Christmas.