5 Glitzy Shoe-and-Bag Combos for the Holidays

Outfit with pink dress, holiday shoes and bag

Party season is upon us, and that means your schedule is quickly filling up with soirees of all kinds. Whether it’s biz-cajsh annual office gathering or a formal affair you’ve been anticipating for weeks, you may already be stressing about what to wear.

Remember there’s more to it than a great dress! Accessories are everything during the holiday season — they can jazz up a pair or grey trousers or disguise the cute LBD you wore to the ball last year. A well-styled, glitzy shoe-and-bag combo is the easy way get through any event in unforgettable style. 

Holiday Shoes and Bags

Add a Little Sparkle

Planning to give your rotation of reliable LBDs a workout all season long? Add a handbag and a pair of shoes that contrasts perfectly and adds some festive sparkle to the mix.

Sparkly metal clutch and rhinestone shoes

And here’s the beauty of this pairing — you don’t have to commit to a single metallic hue. Mix it up for a twist and be adventurous for an evening. Try the Nina Kavita Clutch ($29.99) with Jewel Badgley Mischka Upton heels ($74.99).  

Unleash Your Quirky Side

Or, embrace your quirky side and unleash it for a special night out. There’s no need to stick with tried-and-true basics if you crave a little change. Besides, the holiday season is the best time to break out of your comfort zone and add something playful to the mix.

Polka dot flat and red clutch with gold heart

Try a pair of Betsey Johnson Phebe flats ($59) with the Heart It All Before Clutch ($19.97) from ModCloth. The heart accents finish your look with a kiss of color.

Tie It All Together

What better time of year to adorn yourself with a bow or two? The bow is a seasonally appropriate detail that brings any look to life — especially if you’re wearing a fairly simple dress that depends on accessories to come alive.

Heeled show with bow detail and black clutch with bow

These INC International Concepts Kaiaa Bow Evening Pumps ($59.70) are sleek, sexy, and delicate all at once, and there’s no doubt you’ll reach for them endlessly. The dainty Kate Landry Satin Knot Clutch ($35) is a pretty partner.

Play With Rose Gold

Who says your glitz needs to come solely from simple silver or gold? Embrace rose gold and add instant eye-popping glamour to any look.

Rose gold shoes and bling holiday clutch

This Fawziya Flower Clutch ($79.36) dazzles from afar and makes a bold statement thanks to its crystallized finish and richly encrusted surface. Keep the shoes simple so the bag stands out. These Lost Ink Rose Gold Paris Cut Out Pumps ($57) act as glossy counterparts that complement the hue without stealing the spotlight.

Opt for Iridescence

Disco dazzle isn’t reserved for 1970s throwback looks. Channel a little retro flavor and ring in the new year with a refreshed take on eye-catching glitz.

Iridescent shoes and shiny holiday clutch

Start with a bag as vibrant as any disco ball — this Thacker Glitter Medium Ring Pouch ($68) will also keep your hands free while you’re dancing the evening away. Finish with shoes that complement the bag and keep you comfortable while you’re on your feet for hours, like these Naturalizer Kinsley heels ($41).

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Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.