6 Work Shoe Styles for Women

6 Work Shoe Styles for Women

Sep 21 , 2021


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When you think of the classic working woman, the first pair of shoes that tends to come to mind is a good old-fashioned pair of court heels.

But style has come a long way since then and office dress codes are not what they once were.

Today, office wear options for women have diversified so you can take a sigh of relief knowing there are a whole range of shoes you can wear to look professional and on trend.

Of course, that’s not to say it’s suitable to wear a dazzling white pair of trainers in more corporate settings, but there is now leeway.

From loafers to ballet pumps, block heels to chelsea boots, there’s a style out there that suits every woman taking your outfit to the next level without compromising on comfort.

Here are 6 types of shoes every working woman needs in her wardrobe.

1. Loafers

Loafers are an obvious choice for men, but they look incredibly smart and stylish on women too - especially in the office.

They’re easy to slip on and don’t have a high heel, and therefore are a great option if you want to wear flat shoes over heels.

Often, loafers will have small decorative features, such as distinct stitching or tassels which add that extra detail to your overall look.

Plus, with a wide variety of colours, styles and materials, loafers are the perfect work shoe for women who need a pair that gives style as well as comfort.

2. Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are a great choice for work as they’re super versatile, look feminine and offer the most comfort.

Nowadays, ballet flats can be found in different styles, such as bright colours to add embellishments. So depending on the occasion you can switch your flats up to ensure you’re always putting your best foot forward.

For example, in the office a patent black leather pair with a trouser suit will look great, whereas at a business dinner, you could wear a fitted black dress with red, embellished ballet flats.

3. Pumps

Pumps are timeless and will always look good at work.

So if you haven’t got a pair of black pumps to wear to the office, the question is, why not?

Whilst black will go with everything, pumps are now available in a wide range of styles, like peep toe, pointed toe, ankle straps and buckles, so you don’t have to worry about looking too boring.

In fact, choosing to wear a pair of pumps with a pointed toe will let everyone know you mean business so don't shy away from this style.

But if you really want to make a statement, then you could choose a printed pair that will add an element of surprise and complete an otherwise plain look.

4. Block Heels

Block heels are great at giving you height without giving you pain.

The thicker the heel is, the better your body weight is distributed which makes it so much easier to walk. If anything, you’d rather be able to walk into the board room, than wear a pair of heels that make you walk with a wobble!

From dresses, skirts and trousers, there’s a block heel out there for every kind of office outfit.

5. Kitten Heels

If your job requires you to be on the move, like attending different business meetings throughout the day then high heels are probably not the most practical option.

Despite having an old-fashioned perception, a sleek pair of kitten heels will actually complete the look you’re trying to achieve without sacrificing your feet’s happiness. 

For instance, nude kitten heels will make your legs look longer as well as work with any colour or pattern you want to wear in your outfit.

6. Chelsea Boots

Sometimes, your outfit might need shoes that give off more of an edgy vibe over a pair of plain black pumps.

And Chelsea boots can be appropriate for the office during colder months. Plus, they’re super easy to style: you can wear them with tights, trousers or even bare legs, offering you more attitude and comfort that other heels cannot.

Moreover, if your office has a smart casual dress code, you can combine Chelsea boots with a pair of black skinny jeans, button up shirt and a relaxed blazer.

Final Words

Choosing the perfect work shoes for you goes beyond just your personal style. When it comes to work, you want to wear the right pair that sends the right message: you’re professional, confident and ready to attack the day.

Luckily with relaxed dress codes there is more flexibility as to which style you can wear to the office, so always invest in the style that feels most comfortable for you.

Get in touch today to find out more.


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