Style Sleuth: From Workplace To City Streets: Shoes To Last All Day

June 20, 2011 • Magazine, Style Sleuth


I must confess: I have had a burning obsession lately. I have been clawing through my closet trying to find the right outfits to wear for work during the day, and to also change it up into something at night. Finding the right outfit is never really the problem. It is finding the right shoes.

There are more issues than you would think when picking the right pair of shoes to wear for day. You don’t want to wear stilettos during the day at work (which may warrant side-eyed glances from co-workers), nor would you want to strap on your everyday flats for the whole day. Carrying a pair of shoes in your handbag would seem like the best idea but if you can’t check your bag at an evening event, you will end up lugging that extra weight around for the rest of the night (spoken from numerous personal experiences).

Wedges are always one of your best options. They have the ability to add height without killing your feet all day. Kitten heels are another good choice, allowing you to run around without having the severity of a higher heel. You can also shake things up with one of the newest shoe trends for women: oxfords. They add immediate sophistication to anything you are wearing without awkwardly towering over everyone in the office.

And if you find that you have no chance of lasting in any kind of height all day and must bring a pair of flats to wear, roll-up shoes are always the best option. You can throw them in your bag and they won’t weigh as much as any other kind of shoes. You can save yourself from any back problems for just one more day.

1. ASOS Hottest Suede Peep Toe Wedge, now $43.10
2. Fendi Micro Logo Wedges, now $275
3. The Nubuck Sahara Sandal, now $119.99
4. Bloch Nora Oxford, $100
5. Jeffery Campbell Zag Slip-On Wedge, $174
6. French Sole Black Woven ‘Vanilla’ Flats, $114
7. Lanvin Patent-Leather Ballerina Flats, $495
8. Alexander Wang Karmen Patent-Leather Loafers, now $222.50

—Taneisha Jordan

Image Layout; Jillian Jaslowski

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