Christmas and New Year's Eve: What shoes to wear to celebrate this year?

Holiday Season Shoes - Melvin & Hamilton

The tree is decorated, the menu planned and the Christmas gifts (almost) wrapped. If you spent the first few weeks of December in search for gifts for your loved ones, now it's time to take care of yourself. And because it's never too late to get your party outfit ready, we've put together a selection of evening shoes to wear on New Year's Eve or Christmas.

Whether you're Team Christmas jumper or Team three-piece suit, everyone seems to have their own definition of the famous saying "dressing up". Whatever your interpretation of the saying, the perfect outfit is one in which you feel comfortable and stylish.

To get you through the festive season in style and start the new year on the right foot, here are the most comfortable shoes to party in, from a long Christmas dinner a wild night out.

01 What shoes will you wear on Christmas Eve?

Loafers Clive 1 et Scarlett 48 Melvin & Hamilton

Women's corner

For comfort and safe choice, opt for a pair of loafers. A perfect alternative to high heels and a sure bet for staying chic and flat. These shoes are the perfect combination for a dressed-up look for Christmas dinner, from silk jumpsuits to elegant maxi dresses. Is the countdown on and is your party outfit complete? If you haven't been nominated to dress up as Santa this year, accessorise your look with a leather belt or bracelet to be chic and ready for the big day.

Men's corner

Whether you're celebrating Christmas at your parents' house or at home, your Christmas outfit needs to be both chic and casual. Make the choice of quality and elegance by choosing a pair of Oxfords for the holidays. Special mention should be made of models with an ultra-light rubber sole: a perfect match for a suit or a more casual outfit. Even though they are often confused with each other, derby shoes can be the cool alternative to oxford shoes. For Christmas, choose them in brown leather with dark jeans, or multicoloured for a more sophisticated style. Finally, in plain or two-tone versions, the leather loafer is an essential classic for men, to be worn barefoot or with socks for Christmas Eve.

02 What shoes to wear on New Year's Eve?

Women's corner

Alena 3 pumps - Capsule Collection Fratelli Russo x Melvin & Hamilton
Alena 3 pumps and Franca clutch - Capsule Collection Fratelli Russo x Melvin & Hamilton

Silver, metallic, glittery or golden shoes: it's time to go all out. And our comfortable heels are the shoes to wear when the aperitif or the night falls. Golden ballerinas, iridescent ankle boots, silver trainers... Are you more of a flat shoe fan? For a rock chic style, opt for the metallic variations of our moccasins, worn with a skirt or mini-dress and a pair of tights. The golden leather will bring the necessary festive twist to a sober outfit.

Men's corner

Men's Oxford Toni 46 Melvin & Hamilton

The Holiday Season is a great opportunity to wear a more original pair of shoes to make a statement. If you want to dance the night away, you should go for a pair of leather Oxford shoes, which are chic and easy-to-wear. Accessorise a colourful outfit with timeless black leather or more colour for a total colorblock look. Add a nice leather belt and wool socks to give your look that final extra touch.

03 What shoes should you wear this winter for a nice walk?

Ankle Boots Trevor 6 and Jade 8 Melvin & Hamilton

The comfort of sneakers is unquestionable, but their fashion potential has also been proven for several seasons. For a nice walk out this winter, leather sneakers, especially white sneakers, are perfect for spicing up a somewhat classic outfit. A timeless and comfortable pair of shoes that you will wear all year round.

To add an extra look to the jeans and wool jumper combo, go for a pair of Chelsea boots or lace-up ankle boots. These ankle boots go best with light or dark chinos to look chic without going overboard. In terms of style, they suit every taste: Simple and effective black leather, studs for a rocking silhouette or a thick sole to not skimp on comfort, they will always make a good impression with your winter outfit.

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