Style Experts Speak: Party Time
December 12, 2013

Party season is totally here, and there's no better time to dress to the nines. Sparkle, shine, metallics—Style Expert Abby has the 411 on choosing the perfect shoes for your look, no matter where you're headed.

So, we've got the outfit picked out—where do we start with shoes?!
It's all about keeping things balanced and making an impact. Got an LBD on your hands? Go bold with the shoes (think glitter and straps). Wearing a sequined skirt? Keep the shoes sleek (with a sky-high heel, of course).

How do I know a shoe is bash-of-the-year-worthy?
My advice? Get creative, and have fun. Go for that bold lace-up or funky silhouette, then pair it with a cocktail dress one weekend and a cigarette pant the next. You'll be able to make any outfit party-ready.

Talk to us about metallics—they're everywhere.
Consider metallics your neutral for the season. They're tame enough to wear to work—then fun enough to rock at the office holiday party. And a little shine is always a good thing, so embrace it!

Any extra tips for doing the season up right?
My secret: an eye-catching clutch to round out your look. Just the right size for your phone, keys, and lipstick, and the perfect way to make sure your ensemble just screams party.

From left to right: Caparros Luxe $64.95 (Compare at $89!), Bandolino Kastle $49.95 (Compare at $69!), Kelly & Katie Stella $49.95 (Compare at $65), Lulu Townsend Satin Rhinestone Center Clutch $29.95 (Compare at $42!)