Now that Halloween is over, I feel comfortable noting that the holidays are approaching, and you know what that means: Time to buy stuff for yourself with the excuse that it’s “for the holidays” when maybe you just really wanted whatever it was. Listen, dear friends, I am here to enable some shoe purchases with the the excuse that these shoes are festive. What if you get invited to some holiday parties and you want to have APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR?

I am a real festive shoe lover. You know how at the end of the year, Instagram tells you what your most popular posts were? Last year, my top ten involved The Royal We, the election, and shoes. (That’s a pretty good snapshot of my personal interests, I guess.) One of my most popular pictures was this one:

And that’s because PEOPLE LOVE PLAID SHOES. These were from J.Crew, and they’re not making them this season because…I don’t know why. J.Crew doesn’t really re-release popular seasonal shoes, which is dumb. They would make some cash if they did. (ALTHOUGH, I have just been informed that they JUST put up some very very VERY cute tartan flats. Ugh. I want these. I do not need them, though.) Also! These heels from Old Navy are pretty similar AND less expensive. These ones at Lands End are also very cute. In fact, Land End has SO MUCH PLAID. Do I need one of their canvas totes with plaid handles?! Where was I? Right: There are loads of plaid shoes options waiting for your feet:

As ever, if the widget is funky, just refresh your browser. And tell us about your favorite festive shoes! (And, yes, I know that some of these are not technically “plaid.” We’ve got some tartan and I might have thrown in a check or two, a few houndtooths [houndsteeth?] Please forgive in advance my fluid definition of plaid.)

As a general housekeeping note: This is not a sponsored post. Our plaid footwear allegiances are ours alone. Like most websites, GFY uses affiliate links where available, which means we get a tiny bonus if you click through. I can assure you that all these shoes were personally chosen by me while I sat around drinking supermarket brand fizzy water and watching Married to Medicine.

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