|Milly Dress and Lanvin Booties from Nordstrom|
|This young model looks great with bare legs. I'd feel better (and warmer) in tights.|
Tibi Dress and Booties from Shopbop
I tend to stick to black booties in this situation for a few reasons. First of all, I usually like the dress I'm wearing to this type of event and want the shoes to give it a modern and less-expected vibe, rather than compete with it. I also like the leg lengthening that happens with a monochrome leg/foot. Finally, black is just so versatile. I can wear the black booties and tights combo numerous times with different dresses, jewelry, and accessories.
|Via Spiga Bleu Bootie (on sale and 5 star reviews)|
|L.K. Bennett Doris Bootie (again, on sale and 5 star reviews)|
|Enzo Angiolini Yilin|
Of course, there's nothing saying you can't branch out and try a colorful or sparkly pair! Go for it!
Will you try this type of ensemble for an upcoming holiday party, or would you rather stick to the tried and true pump?
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