If you haven't already noticed, here at Who What Wear UK, we're in full party mode, and, no, that doesn't mean swigging on champagne at 3 p.m. on a Thursday (sadly). It does, however, mean we've spent many hours scouring the shops to make sure we're up-to-date with all the latest dress drops and party trends for the season ahead. Our latest discovery? Zara is delivering the chicest party shoes right now. We're talking über cool, 90s-inspired square-toed sandals, elegant pointed-toed kitten heels and plenty of fabulous flats. This is the place to go if you're looking for a pair of edgy, trend-led (read: non-tacky) high-street shoes minus the designer price tag.
During a recent visit to the Zara showroom, I decided to cheekily try on a few pairs to see how they felt, and you'll be happy to know that they didn't disappoint. My favourites had to be a statement pair of strappy purple mules (so unlike me), which were super comfortable and packed with personality. They're not available online yet, but they're set to drop in the next few days, so watch this space. Scroll down to see the looks I loved, and then shop my party-shoes edit.
Style Notes: This strappy purple pair isn't available online yet, however, I recommend snapping them up when they drop, as they were one of my favourites in terms of comfort and style.
Style Notes: If you're not a fan of the strappy styles that are everywhere at the moment, this pointed black pair offers a great alternative.
Style Notes: Not usually a fan of bedazzled shoes, I was surprised by how much I liked this ankle-strap pair. They've got the on-trend '90s simplicity but with an extra party-ready embellishment.
Style Notes: This is another pair which is set to drop on Zara's website any day now. With just the right amount of colour and sparkle, they make for a good middle ground between a pair of minimalist strappy sandals and the extroverted, all-bells-and-whistles variety.
Inspired? Shop my edit of the best Zara party shoes below.
Shop the Zara Party-Shoes Edit
The cage-strap detail on these is so cool.
These look super high-end.
Add some shimmer to your party look.
This kitten-heeled pair gives good colour clash.
A classic style for all your '90s needs.
These would look great with an LBD.
A great alternative to heeled strappy sandals.
Obsessed with the teal colour of these flats.
These shoes will make a serious statement.
These '70s-inspired platforms were born to be worn with a party suit.