Nicholas Kirkwood Floral Print Satin Pumps, $532 via Neiman Marcus
Picking the correct footwear for family events is hard. Or at least I hear that it is. My family eats all holiday meals in our pajamas, so I wouldn’t know. If you have a big, judgmental group of people to impress, though, that’s got to be a bit intimidating. Your Aunt Rita might not be a fashion person, after all. And if you have one of those families where everyone gets all dressed up in their church clothes? I can’t even imagine.
I can try, though. If I were to be in that situation this year, I’d want to wear the Nicholas Kirkwood Floral Print Satin Pumps. The rich red and green floral pattern is just about as perfect for Christmas as anything I’ve ever seen. Even judgey old Aunt Rita might approve.
When choosing shoes for a family function, shape is just as important as the details of the shoe. You want to be true to yourself and your own personal style, but something a little more businesslike is often needed for the occasion. The classic pump shape and modest platform of these shoes fits the bill, but the satin material and season-appropriate print makes them special. You could pair this design with any black cocktail dress in your closet and have an ensemble that will make you feel beautiful while still fitting in with the tone of the event. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $532. (They’re on sale! It’s a Christmas miracle!)