I'm sure I'm not the only one looking at my bank account and wanting to cry at this time of year; however much you might plan not to splash out at Christmas it tends to really lead us astray where finances are concerned, and once you've bought gifts for every last family member (then remembered you'll be seeing your cousins on boxing day, too) - sorting out your Christmas outfit can become a bit of a challenge.

Happily, there are stores like Matalan offering absolutely incredible discounts on party-going footwear between now and Christmas, so even if you can only afford some budget shoes, you should be able to find something that fits the bill, looks sparkly new and is up-to-the-minute with current trends, too. And if it starts to look a bit tired in the new year, what have you lost? Probably as little as £8...

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These stylish two-tone wedges are an absolute steal at just £8 from Matalan. While they probably won't win any awards for 'build quality', the actual design and styling of these shoes is spot on for current trends, and the slimline wedge reminds us a lot of the black Burberry wedges as worn by Kristen Stewart. While nobody is going to mistake these for the handiwork of Christopher Bailey, we think they'd make an ideal finishing touch to a chic, black-and-gold toned party outfit.

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Another key trend for the season is toe-capped pointed heels, and Matalan has this seasonal berry-coloured style for just £5! These are selling out fast, but at time of writing there were still plenty of size 5s and 6s left. The berry suedette covers the entire shoe and will match up perfectly with many of the wine-coloured party dresses we have in our wardrobes for Christmas.

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Finally, if you're willing to 'splash out' an entire £14 on your festive feet, we couldn't resist this adorable Minnie Mouse-style flocked demi platform, which is available to buy here. This classic shoe will look great with pencil skirts and prom dresses alike.