The Best Heels to Wear on New Year's Eve

The Best Heels to Wear on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve may be an unlikely favorite holiday, but it's always been one that has tugged at my heartstrings. I've rung in some new years dressed to the nines beneath a shower of confetti and others cozied up at home in pajamas with the lights of Time Square glowing from the TV. Either way, the evening holds a little bit of magic. No matter what's on the docket, there's a romance to the traditions that always seem to make their way into the celebrations—the champagne, the chorus of Auld Lang Syne, and, most of all, the promise of a fresh start. 

It seems fitting that I rang in 2022 wearing the first samples of the Ella Heel, kicking off a whirlwind year of bringing Maylis to life and launching the brand into the world. December 31 actually marked one of the biggest tests I put the samples through, as I wore the shoes all evening on NYE the day before a dear friend's wedding. Wearing the same pair of heels two dance-floor-filled nights in a row is always ambitious, but I had designed the Ella Heel for this purpose exactly—to be a shoe women could wear confidently, no matter how long they had to be on their feet. 

Even though I'll be spending this New Year's Eve in pajamas with our sweet one-month-old, be assured that the Ella Heel's endurance is tried and true. No matter how far you have to walk, how long you want to stay on the dance floor, or how much mingling you're doing at a cocktail party, if you need a pair of heels to wear into 2023, these are the ones. The understated, streamlined silhouette pairs especially well with a statement outfit—and if any, isn't this the night to go all out in sparkles and feathers? The widened toe box ensures a comfortable, pinch-free fit (even with a pointed toe—I promise!), and the 85mm block heel is the perfect height and width to be supportive and comfortable, while never sacrificing on elegance.

Scoop them up in year-round neutral Creme Leather, luxurious Cognac Leather or Black Suede, or an unexpected pop of color with our custom Maylis Blue (it would look fabulous with a sparkly silver number like this). It's going to be a beautiful year!


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