Never Fear! Your 2019 New Year’s Eve Style Guide Is Here!

Whether your year was good or bad, most people always look forward to watching the ball drop, and the birth of a new year. New Year’s Eve is always buzzing with excitement, merriment, and a plethora of parties. With Christmas over and the New Year right around the corner, now is the time to start planning that last minute outfit for the evening’s festivities. But don’t panic; we’ve got you covered! The following are just a few of the trends we really love for New Year’s Eve this year.

CORAL IS IN! 

The official Pantone color of 2019 is Living Coral. Bright and attention grabbing, anything you wear in this shade will make every head turn when you walk into the room. Boldly go forth into the New Year, be on trend when the clock strikes midnight, and wear it proudly and with flair!

 

MAKE A STATEMENT WITH BOLD EARRINGS

Play up that little black dress with a colorful, fun pair of earrings. We especially love ones that dangle. Tassels, chandeliers, and pom-poms—the possibilities are endless!

BE ON THE PROWL IN ANIMAL PRINT

Animal prints are coming back in a big way in 2019! Dress shoes like this chic leopard print bootie from Pierre Dumas give off a cool, rock star vibe. They definitely add pizzazz to an all or mostly black look, especially with skinny black slacks, a button-up shirt, and a long, colorful scarf draped around your neck like you’re a band member of Aerosmith. Best of all, you’ll be able to keep on wearing them long after the last round of party streamers is history—perfect for the office, a power lunch with the girls, or anytime you want to feel like a force to be reckoned with! You can even pair these with jeans for an instant style upgrade anytime. Bonus points for wearing leopard or zebra print in bright, colorful hues; also a hot trend this coming year.

ALL THAT JAZZ 

If vintage vibes, 1920’s-themed parties, or Victorian looks are more your thing, there are numerous shoe options! Comfortiva’s Angelique and the Bewitch by L’Artiste are only but a couple of options if you love a look from yesteryear.

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ATTENTION IN A DARING JUMPSUIT

Elegant yet edgy, look like a boss in a jumpsuit this New Year’s Eve. A pair of high heels compliments them perfectly!

The one shoulder trend is also in the forecast for 2019, so accessorize that bare arm with a dainty bracelet, or a gold wristwatch to countdown ‘til midnight.

CLASSY AND COMFORTABLE IN FLATS 

What do you wear if you don’t want to suffer in heels? Flats! Metallics are always in for New Year’s Eve, and you can’t go wrong with gold! The Maloree by Comfortiva is a perfect option for your party ensemble. However, if you’d prefer something more subtle, neutrals can also be worn. The key to making flat shoes in basic neutral tones work for New Year’s is to make sure they’re not completely plain. Go for pretty ballet flats with clever embellishments that add style, visual appeal, and interest to your party look. Think faux gemstones, fringe, decorative folds, regal medallions, or graceful beaded clusters! The more unique the embellishment, the better.

MAKE A STATEMENT WITH METALLICS

When you think of truly iconic New Year’s Eve looks, your mind instantly thinks of glamorous ensembles that sparkle and shine. There’s no time like the New Year to literally look positively golden, so, if you’ve been wanting to embrace the ever-popular metallic trend, now would be the ideal time to get on board. Add a flashy dose of glimmer to a more subtle ensemble, or polish off an all-metallic look to perfection. It’s up to you!

GIVE ‘EM THE OLD RAZZLE DAZZLE

A winter party presents the perfect opportunity to channel your inner snow queen, and New Year’s Eve is definitely no exception. Some of this season’s hottest looks in dress shoes take concepts like sparkle, shimmer, and glitter to exciting new heights, with features like gemstone detailing and glamorous beads that catch the light in all the right ways. The Silver 4 by Valenti Franco is a sparkly slingback heel that will definitely make a statement with a slinky evening gown. Don’t miss your chance to add it to your most stunning holiday looks this season!

These options are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to rocking out New Year’s Eve in style. What will you be wearing when you ring in 2019?

Conquer the Holidays in Joan of Arctic Boots!

Most of us usually love shopping for winter boots, but shopping for a pair of boots for inclement weather isn’t quite as fun. There are a lot of functional – not fashionable – options for snow boots on the shoe market today, but finding a pair with function and fashion can be discouraging. Many times we just give up and get the same boring, clunky, furry pair that have been around forever. Be different this winter, and purchase a pair of snow boots that have style and keep your feet warm and dry on those blustery winter days.

Houser Shoes has a great selection of functional and fashionable women’s winter boots. However, it’s Sorel’s Joan of Arctic Boots that steal the spotlight this season. Cute and stylish, they protect your feet from the snow and cold, winter weather. They also are spectacular holiday gifts! The Joan of Arctic line comes in many different styles:

 

Joan of Arctic

The classic Joan of Arctic is ideal for snowy days. With suede uppers, a waterproof vulcanized rubber shell, and a faux fur cuff, this functional boot is guaranteed to keep your feet warm and cozy without sacrificing style, and comes in a variety of colors!

 

Wedge II

Take on the world in these 3 inch wedge booties! Made with waterproof full-grain leather and featuring a removable EVA footbed, these shoes transition well from the office to the street.

 

 

 

Wedge II Shearling

This ultra-cute bootie has the same features as the Wedge II, but with an added microfleece lining and genuine shearling trim. Imagine a pair of these nestled underneath your tree on Christmas morning to surprise your loved one with! 

 

Wedge II Tall

Walk tall in these sleek knee high boots! Great traction, ash brown full-grain leather and oiled suede upper, and a 13 ¼ inch shaft height make you stand out from the crowd. These are perfect for when you want a bit of sass in your stride, and a more stable 3 inch heel in winter weather. The embossed Sorel logo on the back of the calf make these boots look even more sharp.

 

Wedge II Chelsea

If a bootie that’s a little more tame is closer to your style, look no further than the classy Chelsea! Stretch goring ensures a secure fit. These are perfect to kick back and relax in at casual holiday gatherings.

 

 

This year don’t settle for the typical boring snow boot. Instead, buy a pair of winter weather boots that are not only functional, but are fashionable, fun and comfortable as well. Check out the Houser Shoes selection of Sorel boots at http://www.housershoes.com/

L’Artiste, BOC, Alegria, Dansko and more! Best Fall Shoes for Your Closet!

Fall Transitional Shoe

When it comes to fall, there’s definitely a lot to love. The oppressively hot temperatures of summer are officially over, but the bitter chill of winter is still a long way off. Mother Nature is at her best, brightest, and most beautiful. Cheerful, meaningful holiday get-togethers are right around the corner as well. Continue reading

BOC Penny, one of the 5 Must-Haves for Your Cozy Night Home

Essentials for cozy night at home

While there’s certainly something to be said for the warmer spring and summer months, there’s just so much to love about fall. Falling temperatures and changing weather reminds us that we don’t necessarily have to get dressed up and go out to have a good time. Sometimes a cozy night at home is exactly what the doctor ordered. Continue reading

Here Comes the Rain Again: Stylish Rain Boots from Sperry and Hunter

woman walking puddle boots

Whether you secretly love rainy spring weather or are counting the days until summer gets here, appropriate footwear is a must this time of year, and that means rain boots. Don’t make the mistake of thinking rain boots have to be boring or unfashionable in order to be effective though. Some of this season’s hottest rain boots are as stylish as they are effective at keeping your feet warm and dry. Continue reading

Winter Fashion for the Guy in Your Life

Women aren’t the only ones who are obsessed with personal style. Looking put together and participating in the latest fashion trends is just as important for men. However, even the smartest and stylish among us can use a little inspiration from time to time.

If you’re looking for some cool weather fashion ideas to get your favorite guy through what’s left of the cold weather, look no further. The following are just a few of the contemporary ensemble ideas we like best this season.

Man in snow wearing winter coat

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Trending Now: Block Heel Booties

Here in the 21st century, women are no longer willing to settle for one thing or the other. They don’t want a career or a family; they want both. They don’t want a relationship or a fulfilling social life filled with friends; they want both. The same line of reasoning applies to the modern woman’s approach to fashion.

Today’s woman expects her footwear to be comfortable, practical, and stylish. That’s exactly why block heel booties are having such a moment right now. They’re the perfect marriage of all the elements women are looking for in a fall shoe.

Why Go with Block Heels?

There are several reasons to forgo stilettos or other more traditional heels in favor of block heels. Let us count the ways!

Comfort

Every woman loves the graceful look and the height that comes along with high heels. What they’re not so nuts about are the pain and discomfort that come along with them. This is especially the case when it comes to long days spent working on one’s feet.

Today’s block heels are every bit as stylish and feminine as other high heels, but they’re also a lot more practical when it comes to everyday wear. You can do everything in them from painting the town red on a date, to working, to spending the day running errands or driving the kids around.

Versatility

Not every look is a great fit for stilettos or flats. However, you can pair anything from jeans, to dresses, to shorts with block heels and still look fabulous. They’re also available from a multitude of designers, come in just about every color under the sun, and can be found attached to just about every kind of footwear there is. Whatever the look you might have in mind, it’s sure to go perfectly with a block heel.

In short, block heels represent the very best of both worlds – the elegant, leg-flattering look of a heel without the pain, discomfort, or safety issues that tend to come along with them.

Block Heel Booties: Must-Have Fall Footwear for 2016

If you’re a huge fan of block heels and someone who looks forward to boot season each and every year, then you’ll go wild for this fall’s hottest trend – the block heel bootie! Chunky, stylish block heels ensure that they’re as easy to wear as they are good-looking. Low, near shoe-like heights make them wearable with a variety of different fall looks. Here’s a closer look at some of our favorites.

Jellypop Women’s Bobcat

This daring bootie is definitely one for the lady who loves making a statement. Faux distressed leather uppers combine with fun accents like chains, buckles, and studs for a low-key edgy look. A side zipper and reinforced 1 ¼ inch heel make this boot as easy to wear as can be. Pair it with everything from jeans, to sweater dresses, to long flowing skirts.

Franco Sarto Women’s Nashville

If you like your block heels a little on the higher side because of the elegance they bring to the table, then you’ll fall in love at first sight with the Nashville, for sure. Beautiful suede uppers in rich colors and distressed toe accents catch the eye and add appeal to any outfit. Reinforced foot bed padding and a lace-up closure ensure that these booties are as comfortable as they are beautiful.

Lifestride Women’s Lexy Shootie

If you’ve got your heart set on a simple, basic bootie that will go with absolutely anything this fall, then look no further than the Lexy Shootie from Lifestride. A combination of matte and shiny textures add visual appeal in a subtle way that won’t clash with the rest of your look. Traction soles, flex support, and a layer of plush memory foam in the foot bed make these extra comfortable, as well – perfect for the office!

Soda Women’s Belt Bootie

Looking for a bootie in a timeless style that stands out in all the right ways? The Soda belted bootie is for you! Double belt and gunmetal rivet accents play against a faux-leather upper. A quirky, stylish faux-stacked block heel completes the look to perfection. Pair with all of your favorite fall looks, and then some!

If you’re looking for a fall boot that hits all the right notes, almost literally goes with everything, but is completely in step with the latest trends, block heel booties are absolute must-haves. Check out our selection today!

Finding the perfect flat shoe for style and comfort

Many women think in order to look stylish, dressy and sexy they need to wear high heel shoes and they would never consider a flat shoe when trying to achieve that certain sexy and chic look.  High-heeled shoes can definitely add a dressier touch to an outfit and they can certainly make a woman feel sexy, but they are not the only shoes capable of doing this.  Flat shoes, when worn correctly, can dress up an outfit to perfection and they can be just as stylish, sexy and fun as their high-heeled counterparts.  And flats have the advantage of comfort that high-heels will never beat!!  So give your feet a break from the painful heels this season and slip on a pair of  comfortable flat shoes–you won’t regret it.

Tips for finding the perfect women’s flat shoe for you:

Because flat shoes aren’t as dynamic as heels, look for a shoe in a bright color, such as red.  Pierre Dumas’s Gloria red ballet shoe is a great option for a colorful flat. Also try flats with fun colors like the Bernie Mev Catwalk.  You don’t have to stick to the basic neutral colors like black, brown, gray or muted metallics.  Vibrant colors and stylish prints add creativity to ballet shoes and make them much more fun to wear.  Pair these shoes with dressier styles of pants and skirts to look sexy and classy at the same time, or wear them with jeans and leggings for a comfortable and casual look.

Ballet shoes made with textured fabrics are another great option. The Pierre Dumas Ballet is a neutral color, but it’s textured fabric gives it a unique look and feel.  This shoe looks great with skinny jeans, a blouse and a cable knit cardigan or throw them on with leggings, a tunic and a colorful scarf.

Many of this seasons flat shoes for women have decorative embroidery and are accented with buckles, gems, bows, straps and ornate flair. The different types of embroidery and embellishments transform the basic flat into a shoe with unique style and personality.  The Pierre Dumas Orly in black or whiskey (brown) are also a great style of flat shoes to consider. The black flat has ornate silver flair and the brown (whiskey) flat comes with gold flair. The gold and silver accents on both the Gloria and the Orly ballet style shoes make them easy to dress up and also very easy to wear with a more relaxed casual look.  Wear gold and silver  jewelry with dress pants and skirts for a more professional style.  For a fun casual look, pair either style of these flats with boyfriend jeans, a fitted t-shirt and some chunky gold or silver jewelry.

Houser Shoes offers a variety of brands and different styles of women’s flat shoes.   Check out our website and get your perfect pair of flats today at  http://www.housershoes.com