A solid pair of black pumps may never truly go out of style, but let’s face it – they can be a total bore at times. And since every girl loves at least a little bit of sparkle, why not upgrade your go-to heels by fierce-ing things up with a pair of crystal-embellished pumps? Adding a little shine to your step is the perfect way to dazzle up any outfit without looking like a human disco ball like many sequined sheaths and blazers manage to do (especially under harsh lighting)! Plus, in black, the effect is much more luxe and less obnoxiously blinged-out than an embellished silver or other metallic-hued shoe. If you’re a fan of texture, go for a suede pair like these Alexander McQueen pumps, which give a cool scattered “starry night” effect that looks extra glitzy from behind. Go slinky and sexy with a pair like these Casadei platform pumps, which have a subtle smattering of crystals that accentuate the shoe’s sexy sheerness. And of course, if you’re not afraid to vamp things up with an ankle-strap and sky-high stiletto, these Guiseppe Zanotti Crystal Pumpsare the perfect example of why the designer is the king of all things glitzy and glamorous in the shoe world!
– Alex Gambardella