Shoes are important. As goddess Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." This is especially true when you are picking out your work shoes. Besides being stylish, your office kicks should show your boss and co-workers that you are professional, confident and ready to take on the world!
In the spirit of streamlining your abundant shoe collection, we've worked out six key shoes types you need to invest in that'll carry you through all of your workplace's style challenges.
1. Mid-heel pumps
You can never go wrong with a pair of classic pumps. They are the heroes that you'll wear everyday, especially if you move around a lot. This sleek pair of pumps with gold heels will keep your style points intact without sacrificing comfort. Point to note: It doesn't always have to be in black! If you prefer colour, feel free to choose neutral tones like grey, nude or brown.
Nicholas Kirkwood suede heels, $779 from Net-A-Porter.
2. Black stilettos
I know I'm always going on about comfort, but sorry ladies, this style is quite the necessity. They add a great amount of power and sophistication to every outfit, so they come in really handy when you have big presentations or formal functions to attend. If you are not good with heels (like me), you can opt for a heel height that hovers around 3 to 3.5 inches. Make sure to invest in a pair that that's comfortable for your feet, as you don't want to be hobbling in front of the VIPs!
Gianvito Rossi patent black pumps, $1,145 from Net-A-Porter.
3. Fancy flats
I usually stick with the classic tones for heels but will bring on the colours and drama with my flats. There are plenty of cool and colourful styles that will still make you look polished and professional at your workplace.
Sophia Webster printed leather flats, $213 from The Outnet.
If you can wear open-toed shoes without violating your office dress code, lucky you! Polished sandals are perfect for hot and humid weather.
Goat leather sandals, $149 from Zara
5. Ankle boots
While I understand that the weather here might not be the most ideal for boot wearing, there are just times where an outfit calls for something a little edgier than pumps. Enter ankle boot. Opt for lightweight materials, neutral tones and pair them with breathable socks to ensure maximum comfort while you are wearing them. Trust me, the style points that you will score are worth it!
Vince suede ankle boots, $548 from Shopbop.
With the "athleisure" trend here to stay, of course we had to include one of these babies on our list! This will be you go-to pair on casual Fridays.
Adidas metal toe suede sneakers, $208 from mytheresa.
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