As a working woman, is there anything in your wardrobe more empowering than a gorgeous pair of shoes? Think about it: a great pair can complete your look, make a statement, and help you feel like a total boss.
The right pair of shoes can send your confidence sky high and show your colleagues that you are a force to be reckoned with. Simply put, shoes are the perfect accessory especially for the working woman.
No matter your work environment or personal style, there is an ideal pair out there for you. Whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your inner fashionista while keeping you comfortable, something to transform your wardrobe, or want something that can easily take you from work to play, we’ve put together a list of the seven styles that are sure to satisfy your needs!
Mules are shaping up to be the biggest shoe trend of 2017! Heavily featured in many of this year’s major runway shows, mules are a must-have for any fashion-forward professional woman! Coming in a variety of heel heights, shapes, body designs, colours, and fabrics, this style provides comfort and versatility with a classy, vintage feel, allowing you a seamless transition from the office to happy hour cocktails!
2. Strappy Shoes
If you’re feeling particularly brave, take a shot on a pair of strappy heels or sandals. Delicate and sexy, an ankle strap can provide a level of sophistication that is perfect for your 9-5 as well as your after-hours festivities! T-straps or slingbacks are another way to achieve this sleek, fashionable look without having to compromise your sense of style.
3. D’Orsay Flats
While not all flats are appropriate for the workplace, d’Orsays are an exception. If you’re on your feet a lot during the day or have a long walk from your transit stop to the office, these shoes will give you a polished, professional look without any of the aches and pains that can come with running in high heels.
Remember, being comfortable doesn’t mean you have to give up on being fashionable!
4. Ankle Boots
Depending on where you work, a pair of ankle boots may be just the thing for you. Try them with a cute, kitten heel for a more formal look or rock a trendy block heel if you’re in need of something a little more casual.
Loafers don’t get nearly enough love! As with flats, the right pair of loafers can take your look from run-of-the-mill to professional and fabulous.
A perfect pair of patent leather Oxfords, for example, can give you an authoritative look without compromising your sense of comfort and style. With the right pair, you can easily go from lunch with your girlfriends to the boardroom without missing a single beat!
6. Kitten Heel
If you’re in search of a classic look but can’t handle the discomfort that may come with a higher heel, the kitten heel is a perfect solution. Always classy and always sophisticated, a kitten heel can take your favourite professional looks to the next level.
This style will give you the feel of wearing high heels while allowing you to avoid pinched toes and sore arches!
7. Classic Pump
Nothing says “professional” quite like a classic pump. Whether you choose a sky-high stiletto or something a little more down to Earth, a round or pointed toe, a pump can provide you with the simple elegance you need to own your day!
While black pumps are the classic choice (and with good reason!), every woman should own a nude pair as well — a nude pump goes with everything! And don’t be afraid to try a little bit of colour! A bright, bold pump can accent and elevate any professional look, helping you stand out from the crowd in all the right ways!