32 Embellished Shoes for Every Kind of Style

Sheri Reed | Dec 29, 2017 Beauty & Style
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Pixie Pearl Slide Sandal Jeffrey Campbell
Free People

This year is all about having the courage to finally wear shoes like the bold accessories they are meant to be, and there are so many amazing embellished shoes to help us do it. This trend has it all -- from clusters of pearls, rhinestones, and sequins to adornments of feathers, studs, and chains. There is really no end to the shoe styles and types that can be dazzled. 

Even for those of us who don't feel our style is "fancy" enough to enjoy a little extra decoration on our feet -- no problem! We've included sneakers, wingtips, flip flops, and even combat boots, in addition to the more typically dolled-up heels, ankle boots, slides, flats, and more. There is something in here for everyone. Even the bride to be! 

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We've rounded up more than 30 amazing pairs of the most gorgeous shoes. Some of the shoe-rific details are elaborate standouts while others are understated and chic. And here's the best part. Everything on our list is under $170 and more pairs than not are under $100. 

Let's make this the year we have the courage to try a little something extra! It feels good to shine, even if it's only a little. 

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  • Embellished Heeled Ankle Boot

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    All the '80s girls in the house will be longing for a pair of these embellished ankle booties. Madonna may have rocked rhinestones and stiletto booties in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, but this modern version is a little less hard-edged with the addition of faux pearls and block heels. Fit for a 21st Century Kween, we say.

    Embellished Heeled Ankle Boot by Forever New ($87, ASOS)

  • Studded Strappy Heels

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    These barely-there, strappy stiletto heels prove that less can absolutely be more. The high-polish pyramid studs look like pretty jewelry for the feet. Buy these faux-leather heels in Nude (shown) or Gold. 

    Studded Strappy Heels ($35, Forever 21

  • Papaya Bridal Embellished Heels

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    These sequin and crystal encrusted Nude Satin block heels are not for the faint of heart. Backward and forward, these are pull-out-all-the-stops dazzlers. Pretty enough to dress up an outfit or walk down the aisle. 

    Papaya Bridal Embellished Heels ($103, ASOS

  • Twisted Sequin Velvet Sneakers

    4

    Because every day can (and should) be a festive one, there are these pink slip-on sneakers in a lovely combo of twisted velvet and sequins. Comfy enough for grocery shopping or a weekend galavanting around in the city. 

    Twisted Sequin Velvet Sneakers by TopShop ($45, Nordstrom

  • Hazardous Wide Fit Embellished Heeled Sandals

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    What's hot pink and gold and sparkly all over ... with a touch of animal print? These amazing peep-toe sandals, that's what. Now let's get a pair onto our feet and get this party started. Shoes like this just don't happen every day, people.

    Hazardous Wide Fit Embellished Heeled Sandals ($72, ASOS

  • Pixie Pearl Slide Sandal

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    For all those times in our life that simply demand drama, here is the perfect shoe. Maybe a vacation to Mexico is finally in the cards -- or maybe there's a statement that needs to be made at the PTA meeting. No matter, these lovely ladies are here for it. These slides come in this divine Yellow Velvet (shown), Taupe Crushed Velvet, Black Crushed Velvet, and Navy. 

    Pixie Pearl Slide Sandal by Jeffrey Campbell ($158, Free People

  • Downtown Clog

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    We bow down to these amazing animal print clogs. The spots and the calf hair add gorgeous texture while the metal studs and wooden heels make 'em a force to be reckoned with. These babies come in a Leopard Combo (shown here), a Snake Combo, and a Stripe Combo. 

    Downtown Clog by Matisse ($130, Free People)

  • Honolulu Platform Wingtip

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    Decidedly handsome and completely extraordinary with its premium brocade, we can't get enough of these gorgeous platform wingtips. Pair them with a LBD or a fitted suit. Can't go wrong with something this oh-so-right.

    Honolulu Platform Wingtip by Shelly's London ($119, Wildfang

  • Sadina Rhinestone-Embellished Ankle Strap Sandals

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    The rhinestone detailing on these fabric sandals makes them fit for a KWEEN -- the kind who can home the bacon by day and rock these badass bejeweled darlings by night. They come in Silver (shown), Black, and Sand Gold. That ankle strap though!

    Sadina Rhinestone-Embellished Ankle Strap Sandals by Antonio Melani ($98, Dillard's)
  • Pomona Slide

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    We can barely contain ourselves over these colorful and maddeningly beautiful, floral slip-ons. Just look at how that ruffled strap is literally encrusted in sparkling crystal embellishments. {{{ Heart Eyes }}} There's just so much gorgeous go on here. These come in Black Multi (shown), Bright Multi (the prettiest yellow!), and Silver Multi. 

    Pomona Slide ($80, Steven Madden

  • Orisna Velvet Sneaker

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    We're picturing skinny jeans and an oversized hoodie with these adorable high-top velvet sneakers. That subtle rhinestone buckle speaks for itself. We think it's saying, Yes, the sporty CAN sparkle. As much as they darn well please. These soft and comfies come in Grey (shown) and also in Black

    Orisna High Top Sneaker by Nine West ($99, DSW

  • Genevia Embellished Suede Ankle Strap Sandals

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    Oh my, our hearts just skipped a beat! This sandal has feathers and jewels and everything nice. Wear them with cropped pants, a dress, or a skirt -- it doesn't really matter since everyone will just be ogling these stunners. Available in Navy (shown) or Taupe. 

    Genevia Embellished Suede Ankle Strap Sandals by Sam Edelman ($80, Bloomingdale's)

  • Leather Ankle Boots With Faux Pearls

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    Combat style boots like we've never seen them before -- embellished on the straps with faux pearls. We can't even with these modern-day beauties. 

    Leather Ankle Boots With Faux Pearls ($119, Zara)

  • Alison Mary Jane High Heels

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    More sequins, please! The more twinkle, the better, as far as we're concerned. These sparkly beauties come in Gold (shown), Silver, White, and Black. 

    Alison Mary Jane High Heels by Journee Collection ($75, Kohl's

  • Elvina Metallic Platform Heel

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    Gold, blingy-heart-embellished platforms are just the thing we all need to make every date night outfit a standout. Wear them with jeans or a dress. They go with anything! 

    Elvina Metallic Platform Heels by Jeffrey Campbell ($120, Urban Outfitters

  • Pamella Embellished Flat

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    Loving these sweet, leopard-print ballet flats in haircalf with a sweet crystal embellishment on top. Perfect for the office or the playground. These come in Leopard (shown), Merlot, and Glacier Blue. 

    Pamella Embellished Flat ($100, Sole Society

  • Lottie Tassel Heels

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    Oh, now these splashy slip-ons are over the top ... in all the right ways! Pom pom and tassel embellishments? Yes, please! These come in Red (shown) and Navy. 

    Lottie Tassel Heels by Capsule Collective International ($138, Anthropologie

  • Lucy Embellished Flats

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    These flats are so exquisite and chic! Love how the cutout designs and rhinestone embellishments make them look like sparkling lace. Available in Blush (shown), Black, and Ivory. 

    Lucy Embellished Flats from Blue by Betsey Johnson ($99, Macy's)

  • Hearst Embellished Leaf Flip Flop Sandals

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    So simple and yet extravagant at the same time, these minimalist, faux leather sandals are decked out with sparkly leaf-shaped crystal embellishments. Add a little twinkle, twinkle to that school dropoff getup, or wear them out for a casual dinner with friends. 

    Hearst Embellished Leaf Flip Flop Sandals from Unity By Carlos Santana ($30, Target)

  • Pink Chain Block Heeled Sandals

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    The gold chain detailing on these delicate pink velvet heels give them the perfect edge. Not too loudly and not too softly, they say: Yes, I am everything that I need. 

    Pink Chain Block Heeled Sandals ($51, Missguided)

  • Gaoviel High Heel Sandal

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    Love the chunk-textured sequin embellishment on these marvelous block heels. Just beautiful. Sold in Black Shiny Textile (shown) or Brown Multi Velvet. 

    Gaoviel High Heel Sandal ($60, Call It Spring

  • Tiffani Lace-Up Glitter Sneakers

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    These modern gray sneakers get bumped up a notch with the addition of shimmery glitter accents. Comfy yet stylish -- perfect for running errands with the kids or taking off on a weekend daytrip.

    Tiffani Lace Up Glitter Sneakers by Mossimo Supply Co. ($28, Target

  • Colette Slide

    23

    Everything about life is a little more luxe when these crystal-covered slip-on slides are in the wardrobe mix. They'd be gorgeous with a tailored suit. Sold in Black (shown) and also Silver (yes, Silver!).

    Colette Slide from by the way ($78, Revolve)

  • Beaded Slide Sandals

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    Lazy days are a luxury for most of us, so we should dress appropriately. And these bead- and rhinestone-embellished slide sandals are the ideal mix of lavish and laid back. These pretty babies come in Rose Gold (shown), Black, and Silver.

    Beaded Slide Sandals by Cafe Robbin ($28, Forever 21)

  • Macadamia Pointy Toe Mule

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    This lush, modern mule is a feast for the eyes. Lovely layers and twists of fabric sit adorned with sparkling jewels. Too pretty for words. These come in Red Silk (shown), Gingham Silk, Gold Silk, Pashmina Satin, and Black Silk.

    Macadamia Pointy Toe Mule ($99, Nine West
  • Anaya Sandals

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    When work and family life calls and there's no time to relax, call in these festive vacation sandals. All dressed up in pom-poms, tassels, and tribal embroidery, even staying home can feel like a playful getaway. 

    Anaya Sandals by MUK LUKS ($40, Kohl's)

  • A Hug & a Kick Flat

    27

    These simple, white, scallop-textured flats are carrying a sweet and subtle message for all who stand near. Their shiny silver greeting says: Hello, Love, and the cushioned soles just feel so good. We'd love to see these peeking out from under a bridal gown, too.

    A Hug & a Kick Flat by Loly in the Sky ($49, ModCloth

  • Chuck Taylor All Star Velvet Studs High Top

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    Everyone's favorite classic sneaker now comes in a plush velvet embellished with metal studs. For those days when we're feeling soft yet tough. (In other words, for every day.) These come in Red (shown), Blue Eclipse, and Black. 

    Chuck Taylor All Star Velvet Studs High Top by Converse ($95, Nike)

  • Endless Summer Sandal

    29

    These woven wonders are made happy with lots of colorful pom accents. We want to wear these every single day of the year ... that it's not snowing.

    Endless Summer Sandal ($98, Free People

  • Briel Slingback Pumps

    30

    Some days just call for hot fucshia, jewel-embellished stiletto heels. Get out of our way if today is that day. 

    Briel Slingback Pumps from Blue by Betsey Johnson ($119, Lord & Taylor)

  • Layzer Rhinestone Slouch Boots

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    These super-sparkly slouch boots make a bold statement of fearlessness. We're picturing them with a black slouchy sweater and pencil skirt. Available in Pewter (shown) and Black. 

    Layzer Rhinestone Slouch Boots by Jessica Simpson ($170, Dillard's

  • Custom Swarovski Crystal Sneakers

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    High-end designers like Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and Miu Miu have been embellishing their sneakers with crystals -- at a price most of us normal folks can't afford! Dying for a pair of blinged-out kicks? Head over to Etsy. Several designers are custom embellishing sneaks from our favorite brands like New Balance, Nike, and Adidas. 

    Swarovski Crystal New Balance 247  ($150, ShopDiamondsLux/Etsy)

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