zara shoes.pngWe can always rely on Zara to come up with party season classics worth investing in, and one of this year's big hitters will certainly be this studded ankle strap sandal. A combination of on-trend leopard print and a high, studded back, it's got all the right ingredients to make a sophisticated party look light up a room. And what more could you ask of your pre-Christmas footwear? Oh yes, a great price too: this style is £49, which we think it pretty reasonable for a real leather shoe that looks this great.

For those who prefer their evening-wear a little more subtle, there's also an all black version of the shoe that shares the same sophisticated qualities with the patterned edition. We would happily add both to our winter arsenal, and could really see them being the life and soul of an outfit - with envious glances guaranteed! Wear with a close fitting LBD for maximum impact.