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The Best Shoes To Wear This Party Season

10 Jan, 2024

Party season is in full swing and we've got the whole family covered with dress styles for women, men and kids! From glitzy styles for mums and mini mes to versatile leather loafers for dad, find it all at prices that won't crash the party!

Party season is in full swing and whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of nude heels to pair with a plethora of outfits or statement sandals to conquer summer events, we’ve got you and your feet covered.

Neutral Heels For Bold Colours And Patterns

If you’re working with a wardrobe full of patterned, colourful dresses, suits or co-ords, opt for a classic nude heel, such as the Verali Lara Platform Heels. Nude heels help tone down bold looks, reduce the risk of clashing and place the focus on your show-stopping outfit.

A Pop Of Colour For Neutral Outfits

Alternatively, if you want your shoes to do the talking against more neutral outfits, opt for a pop of colour or fun pattern. From trending metallic heels in gold and silver shades to bright pink, coral and red colours, we’re stocked with plenty of show-stopping styles.

Guide To Colour-Blocking

Eager to experiment with combining different colours? Colour-blocking is easy and fun to achieve by coordinating your shoes with either your outfit or accessories. Here are some of our favourite colour combinations:

  • Blue and Orange. Positioned at opposite ends of the colour theory chart, blues and oranges are complementary, making them an ideal pairing. Introduce a vibrant coral shade, like the one featured in our Cora Block Heels, to add a refreshing burst of colour to deep navy dresses or suits.
  • Pink and Green. If your outfit is a deeper or khaki green, pair with a paler, pastel pink pair of heels such as our Pulp Carmin Block Heels in Blush while softer, peppermint green shades work better with richer, darker pinks such as magentas as found in our Dreamy Dress Sandals.
  • Red and Pink. Colours adjacent on the colour wheel naturally complement each other, and the combination of red and pink is no exception. Due to their similar shade properties, there's more room to experiment with bold and playful shade combinations such as a bright pop of red in the form of our Pulp Cassie Heels in Red paired with a bubblegum pink maxi skirt or dress.

What Heels To Wear For Weddings

When deciding on the ideal footwear for wedding season, if stilettos and sky-high strappy heels aren’t your thing, there are plenty of smart and stylish flat wedding shoes to explore. Timeless options like loafers or slip-on sandals are excellent choices, ensuring utmost comfort without sacrificing style. For bridesmaid shoes, consider shorter and chunkier block heels, offering a perfect blend of flattering height and style, allowing you to remain at ease on your feet throughout the entire day and night.

Striking the right balance between comfort and style is important to look for when shopping for men’s shoes - especially where party season is concerned. Finding the perfect pair of dress shoes that look and feel good will have formal occasions, weddings and party seasons sorted for years to come!

Classic Dress Shoes That Last A Lifetime

If you’re looking for a pair of classic and timeless lace-up dress shoes that will last for years to come and remain a versatile staple in your wardrobe, look no further than a pair of tan or black leather shoes. The Fitch Leather Dress Shoes from Hush Puppies feature a traditional lace-up design, stitching details and subtle rounded toe, creating a sophisticated silhouette perfect for every occasion. The padded collar and Bounce Plus Hush Puppies technology provide extra cushioning, support and comfort to keep your feet looking and feeling great all day and night. With adequate care and cleaning, your dress shoes can also double as appropriate suit shoes for work - pairing perfectly with smart pants and shirts.

Smart-Casual Styles

Men’s loafers are a fantastic choice for formal affairs, offering a comfortable and contemporary alternative to traditional lace-up dress shoes. From timeless leather loafers with horsebit design details to woven, summer-approved Huarache styles, loafers are a top contender for effortless, slip-on dress shoes. If you’ve opted for a classic tan leather pair of loafers, experiment with coloured and patterned socks to add subtle playfulness to formal outfits. Outside of party season, loafers are a versatile, trans-seasonal addition to a wardrobe, pairing perfectly with chinos and a crisp white t-shirt for day-to-day dressing.

Finding kids’ dress shoes that are comfortable and cute (and a pair they’ll want to keep on their feet!) is a walk in the park thanks to our wide range of stylish and smart kids' shoes.

Invite Clarks Kids' Shoes To The Party

For almost two decades, Clarks has cemented itself as a pioneer in the footwear industry - crafting comfortable and contemporary shoes you can count on. It’s no surprise that Kiwi families and parents around the world choose Clarks when looking for kids’ shoes. Clarks’ range of smart, party shoes for kids includes an array of sandal styles that keep little feet secure and comfortable. Whether they’re twirling on the dancefloor or cartwheeling on the lawn, Clarks keeps up thanks to cushioned soles, adjustable fastenings and breathable linings. Choose from classic, neutral shades that complement all outfits, such as the Nexus Kids' Sandals in Navy or add a little sparkle to each step with glittery finishes as seen on the Hayden Kids' Sandals in Rainbow. Whatever you choose, summer party season is well and truly covered with Clarks!