It’s winter, so that means it’s time to team hosiery with heels. From patent leather killer pumps and velvet slingbacks, to sparkly tights for the season, here are some selects to inspire your next outfit.
Crystal Pumps by Bettina Vermillon: Made in France and Italy, expect fine European flair with this brand. These Crystal Pumps may look like a traditional black satin pump at the front, but at the back the heel features a suede tuxedo lapel detail that is covered in dangling baguette-shaped crystals. It dons a 10.5cm heel height. Say hello to the party.
MJ 105 by Tamara Mellon: Tamara knows her sexy heels, including this MJ pair. Crafted in Milan, these pumps are patent, they’re strappy, and they’re seductive. A killer combination.
Ankle Strap Slingback by Francesco Russo: This designer established his brand in 2013, after being inspired by the chic cities of Milan and Paris in which he worked as a creative director. Talking of chic, cue these slingbacks. With its black suede body, this pump brings extra glamour with its accents of gold on the heel and the ankle tie.
Lisa Lurex Rib Tights by Swedish Stockings: So shimmery, these 50 denier sparkly ribbed tights are knitted from recycled yarn and are even 100% emission free! As for the details, they're semi opaque, have a soft waistband, and flat seams.
Crystal-Buckle Satin Platform Sandals by Roger Vivier: These retro-vibing beauties are made from a black satin and there’s not one, but two crystal embellishments, with a little side buckle and their signature chunky buckle at the front. The heel is high, but it is also blocky, so it’ll be a little more steady underfoot.
Sheer Polka-Dotted Tights by Calzedonia: Spotty tights are super cute, as seconded by the likes of Dupa Lipa, Lucy Boynton, and Katie Holmes who have all donned polka dots on their pins. These ones by Calzedonia are 30 denier in black (but they have other colorways and deniers if you wish).
Black Patent Leather Pointed Toe Pumps by Manolo Blahnik: An essential shoe, as well as black, this style is available in a cool nude and navy. The patent leather body is set against an elegant grosgrain edging, with a front strap that has a sweet button closure.
Crystal-Embellished Velvet Slingback Sandals by Rochas: Winter is a time for velvet, and so, bring forth this pair by Alessandro Dell’Acqua of Rochas. Combining velvet and a black crystal strip at the front, these heels will add some understated glamour to an outfit.
All nude acting like a good girl by Hēdoïne: Designed to be a subtle barely there tight, there’s a range of colorways from invincible pearl to spicy praline to match your skin color. They’re sheer coming in at a 20 denier, seamless, as well as ladder and run resistant. There is also a choice of a low or a high waistband, depending on your preference and what works best with your outfit choice.
Bow Tie 105 Bow-Embellished Suede Pumps Aquazzura: An absolute classic that everyone should own, meet the suede pump by Aquazzura. The detailing for this number comes in the form of the bow on the heel and the side cut outs. It may look familiar as it’s a style frequently worn by Meghan Markle.
Space Cowgirl Boots by Casadei: A contemporary take on a classic cowboy boot, expect the signature silhouette and contrasting stitching but there’s a modern hit with the laminated leather heel.
Twig by Les Petits Joueurs: One dash of classic, and two dashes of party, these slingblacks have a heel that stand at 10cm, and cut outs at the toe that are edged with tiny glass crystal beads that’ll catch the light when dancing.
Caught Up Fishnet Tights by Stems: Dress your stems with these classic fishnet tights. Made in Italy, the large fishnet is set against a micromesh toe, and a soft elastic high waist for comfort.
Suede Stiletto Sandals by Gianvito Rossi: Handmade in Italy, this is an elegant and timeless heel. Expect a trio of black suede slim panels that follow the curve of the heel, and a single strap at the ankle with a rose gold buckle.
Bella by Ghazal Paris: Crafted in Italy, the Bella platforms feature a classic stiletto heel, an open toe, and contrasting patent leather at the ankle to channel your inner ‘70s disco queen.
Gilda Mules by Amina Muaddi: For those who love a mule, and sparkles this shoe is for you. Named after Amina Muaddi's muse and friend, Italian fashion influencer, Gilda Ambrosio this black suede mule merges the classic with the contemporary with its line of crystals and sculptural stiletto heel.
Lotta Check Tights by Swedish Stockings: For a statement stocking look no further than this Lotta style. The 20 denier tights feature a black and deep red check pattern all over, and at the top there’s a broad waistband.
BY: FELICITY CARTER