It takes little coaxing to get girls into party shoes, and glitter is the way to go. There are lots of sparkly options to choose from, including traditional Mary Jane styles. Pediped has one in pink, with a novelty bow, while Stride Rite offers one in silver with a flower close.
Not all girls want to go pink and floral when dressing up. For those with a more subdued style, Stuart Weitzman glams up high-top sneaker with allover crystals, while Michael Kors adds faux fur trim to a gold metallic boot, and Umi does a riding version in allover silver.
While it is hard to coax boys out of a pair of sneakers, they might not mind following in the footsteps of their older counterparts with takes on classic styles, including a Chelsea boot from legendary men’s shoe brand Florsheim or J.Crew’s double monk strap. For a dress-casual approach, a pair of suede bucks is always a go-to — this version is from Umi.
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