You’ve got the dress. You’ve got the date. You’ve got the dinner reservation. Your Valentine’s Day plans are fully in tact—save one thing: You haven’t quite figured out how you want to accessorize your ensemble. Specifically, you haven’t decided what statement shoes you’ll wear this Valentine’s Day.
This qualm may seem a silly one; shoes are a fairly frivolous affair—why fret over something so trivial? But anyone who’s spent more than a moment considering what they’ll wear on a given day knows how vital shoes are to an entire get-up—how carefully curated statement shoes should be to maximize the impact of an ensemble without overshadowing any piece of the sartorial puzzle.
A good pair of statement shoes stands out, sure, but it doesn’t steal the show; it works in tandem with every other item you have on, leaving you the ultimate star of the show. And since February 14 is recognized by many as ~the sexiest day of the year~, getting your Valentine’s Day statement shoe game in order weeks in advance isn’t premature—it’s simply rational.
Rachel Comey Spritz Heels, $369.95 at Anthropologie
There is no pair of shoes that screams Valentine’s Day more than these delightfully striped heels.
Sam Edelman Roya Boot, $175 at Revolve
Embellished white booties that don’t feel too edgy? The perfect complement to any Valentine’s Day dress.
Tabitha Simmons Aida Mule, $645 at Shopbop
I mean, they’re bright red shoes with bows on them—need I say more?
Frankie Heel, $390 at Free People
Dreamy but not delicate, these Mary Janes offer the perfect blend of style and romance.
History Heeled Sandals, $21.50 at ASOS
Satin salmon sandals—try saying that one three times fast.
Katcher Heeled Over-the-Knee Boots, $23.50 at ASOS
Because over-the-knee velvet boots are always a good idea.
Alice + Olivia Mareist Mule, $395 at Revolve
It’s as if Alice + Olivia designed this mule with Valentine’s Day in mind.
Rocky Glitter Block Heel Sandals, $85 at Topshop
Look, it’s your Valentine’s Day—you can absolutely show up in chunky glitter heels if you want to.
Polly Plume Kiki Bow Mules, $344 at Shopbop
So adorable you’ll be looking for excuses to wear them for weeks to come.
Public Desire Drank Clear Pumps, $49 at ASOS
The modern-day equivalent of Cinderella’s glass slipper.
Loeffler Randall Penny Knotted Heels, $395 at Anthropologie
Plays well with tights.
Metallic Nicola Heel Boot, $178 at Free People
Undoubtedly the coolest—and most retro—to rock a statement heel this V-Day.
Kate Spade New York Daxon Kitten Heel Slingbacks, $198 at Shopbop
I mean, this pair requires literally no justification.
By the Way Crystal Chainmail Bootie, $128 at Shopbop
Nothing pairs better with a sleek LBD like a pair of extra AF crystal chainmail booties.
Badgley Mischka Fae Slingback Pumps, $225 at Shopbop
Because your Valentine’s Day statement shoe doesn’t have to be red or pink.
Veronica Beard Olympia Sandals, $450 at Shopbop
Perfect for parties—and Valentine’s Day dates.
Destiny Cut-Out Shoe Boots, $52 at Topshop
Veritably easy to walk in.
LPA Agsen Bootie, $248 at Revolve
Because sometimes you don’t need metallic textiles or over-the-top embellishments to make a statement. Sometimes you just need a cool AF heel.
Malone Souliers Tasha Sandals, $575 at Shopbop
Two shades of pink in one shoe? We’ll take 20.
Glamorous Buckle Block Heels, $45 at ASOS
Cecelia New York Neely Mesh Boots, $268 at Anthropologie
In case you wanted to give your statement socks some love, too.
Alexandre Birman Gianny Sandals, $695 at Shopbop
Strange, stylish and sure to keep all eyes on you.
Rebecca Minkoff Capriana Sandal, $158 at Revolve
Quite possibly the prettiest pink you’ve ever laid eyes on.
Ted Baker Pink Velvet Embellished Heeled Pumps, $237 at ASOS
Because the only thing that could make velvet pumps better is pearls.
Farylrobin Alvis Bow-Embellished Ankle Boots, $198 at Anthropologie
Your go-to black booties got a much-deserved glow-up.
Tory Burch Eleanor Sandals, $348 at Shopbop
Bows that feel more bold than dainty.
Elope Pointed Sock Boots, $36 at ASOS
So you can get the Balenciagas-that-look-like-socks look without breaking the bank.
LPA Lex Heel, $188 at Revolve
Simple, timeless and endlessly glamorous.
Rebecca Minkoff Coretta Pointed-Toe Mules, $138 at Shopbop
Stay comfy and make a statement—because those things are far from mutually exclusive.
Kira Heel Boot, $205 at Free People
A sweeter take on the classic block heel bootie.
Riz Strappy Sandals, $75 at Topshop
Hot pink strappy sandals are sure to pair well with anything you decide to wear this Valentine’s Day.
Sparkle and Shine Heel, $168 at Free People
I’ll take those classic block heels with a side of millennial pink glitter, please.
Rebecca Minkoff Graciano Pointed-Toe Mules, $158 at Shopbop
Because you really can’t go wrong with a classic hot pink mule.
Cecelia New York Mirah Boots, $199.95 at Anthropologie
Now that’s a statement shoe.
Headquarters Heeled Sandals, $19 at ASOS
Hell yeah—red leather is totally on the menu.
Love Lock Embellished Ballet Flats, $18 at ASOS
Warning: Wear these, and you might be tempted to stare at your feet all night long.
Vince Camuto Abrianne Bootie, $159 at Revolve
Perfect for Valentine’s Day—and literally any party you’re ever invited to.
Malone Souliers Marguerite Mules, $585 at Shopbop
Transparent details, velvet bows and glitter polka dots—if that trifecta doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will.
Lost Ink Pink Satin Braid Heeled Sandals, $33.50 at ASOS
Because braided heels are just more fun.
Farylrobin Velvet D’Orsay Flats, $108 at Anthropologie
Simple and undoubtedly comfortable, these flats will keep you feeling cozy—and luxe—all night long.
Openwork Leather Pumps, $69.99 at Zara
In case sweeter details weren’t your style.
Silent D Antiga Boots, $178 at Anthropologie
The sweetest (and most on-theme) to rock 2019’s ruffle trend this V-Day.
Malone Souliers Farrah 100 Mules, $595 at Shopbop
Simultaneously sweet and edgy—what’s not to love?
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