I stumbled across the word “paillettes” the other day when I was eying this L.A.M.B. Tab Sequin T Strap Sandal, and found myself asking, what are those funny things dangling off the ankle strap and over the toe? There’s something so alluring and flirty about the shiny round discs on this sandal. Thus, we have our word of the week.
Paillettes are pangles used to ornament a shoe. They look like enlarged sequins, and they’re perfect for catching the spotlight when you step out.
Here are a few examples of shoes that are decorated with paillettes: