Fall 2011 Trend: Glitter Shoes

All that glitters is, well, glitter. That’s right, one of the season’s hottest footwear trends is sparkling, shimmering, and downright blinding.

Designers have created shoes worthy of an elementary school arts and crafts class (bonus: no visible Elmers glue!).  And they’re easier to wear than you think. Pair with a LBD and minimal jewelry and you'll still outshine everyone in the room.

From Miu Miu to Topshop, these gems could put even Dorothy's ruby red slippers to shame. And best of all, the below styles are in stores now—just in time to plan your holiday party look.

So, click your heels together and shop!

Photo courtesy of Net-a-porter.com
Miu Miu Glitter and Suede Peep-Toe Ankle Boots

Miu Miu's glitter extravaganza no doubt kicked off (yes, pun intended) the shiny, metallic shoe trend. And these ankle boots are not for the faint of heart. Wear them with a monochromatic outfit to add some pizazz, or if you want to make a bold look even bolder, pair with prints.

$890, available at Net-a-Porter.com

Photo courtesy of Topshop
Topshop Maccoy Glitter Chelsea Boots

Topshop's Chelsea boot is an understated yet shiny take on the ‘60s-inspired wardrobe staple. You can't always wear pumps and sandals, after all—especially with temperatures dropping. Try them with skinny black pants or leather for a chic, rock star result.

$72, available at Topshop.com

Photo courtesy of MyTheresa.com
Acne Glitter Ballerinas

Are your ballerinas looking a bit dull? It happens to the best of them. Even with a bow, they're often little more than commuting shoes. Not so with this dazzling Acne pair. Covered in silver glitter, these flats are fun and adorable. Dress them down with denim or pair with a mini for a va-va-voom effect.

$405, available at MyTheresa.com

Photo courtesy of NeimanMarcus.com
Sergio Rossi Glittered Platform Pumps

Fancy a little disco dancing? Why, of course you do! Sergio Rossi's bronze pumps recall Studio 54; just retro enough to wear with wide-leg jeans, palazzo pants, or a halter dress. And the platform will help you stay on your feet into the wee hours. Better hustle before they’re gone …

$715, available at NeimanMarcus.com

Photo courtesy of J.Crew
J.Crew Darby Loafer

We love a good loafer. Easy, comfy, and generally quite casual, they're the perfect Saturday afternoon shoe. But J.Crew has upped the ante and the wow factor. So, say hello to to your new Saturday night slip-on.

$215, available at JCrew.com