A reader e-mailed in asking if open-toe shoes are appropriate for work. My reasoning has always been that you need to look at two issues: 1) your own office culture (of course), do you see other women who are senior or equal to you wearing them?; 2) how much toe is showing?.
Another thing she asked was if there is an alternative to a peep-toe for someone looking for a lighter warm-weather option. The answer is slingbacks. They give you a bit of a lighter look than a full pump. You could also wear d’Orsay heels, if you don’t want to expose any heel at all.
One last tip: If you’re wearing slingbacks, for goodness sake, keep your heels callous free. Best way to do this without a pedicure is to buy a PedEgg.
Now, for some slingback recommendations…