Work Wednesday: Flats vs. Heels for the Office
Jun 24, 2015
When I moved out West, I bought a car. And with that car came the ability to wear high heels again. But just a few weeks into my new job, and my feet are killing me. Back to flats I go.
Whether you’re a flats girl or a lover of high heels, there are a few basic pieces that will help build a versatile, functional shoe wardrobe. Here are my picks, all under-$150.
Basic black is a necessity for most women. I like this open, d’Orsay style of these pumps, and the texture on the flats is nice too. I like pointed-toe shoes because they make the legs look longer. However, if you’re look for round-toe pumps, try these very comfortable Trotters pumps.
Red pumps are one of my favorite accents. I wear them with jeans, navy separates, and black. If you’re looking for a casual shoe, these Nine West wedges are perfect for summer.
Looking for a color that doesn’t overpower you? Soft blush tones are hot right now. I love the mix of textures on these Selfridge’s pumps. The flats are also a feminine choice for wearing with dresses or white denim.
If you’re looking for the perfect flats to wear with denim, navy is the way to go. The color doesn’t get the attention it should, but there is no sleeker look than crisp, navy trousers with navy pumps. Need a round-toe? Try these Ralph Lauren pumps.
I love the soft elegance of grey shoes. They go with almost everything, and they aren’t as harsh as black can sometimes be. The cut-outs on these flats from Joe’s have a great lightness to them. Try grey pumps with all your favorite summer colors.
Last week, we discussed nude-to-you pumps and how they can be worn with almost anything. For many of us, a tan flat will get the job done. For others, you might need a deeper taupe, a lighter blush, a cognac, or a chocolate hue. But when you don’t know what color to wear, a flesh-toned shoe is usually the answer.