On the very first day of my working career, I remember dressing to impress. I bought myself a smart dress and a fancy pair of court shoes. However, on the day, there was a delay on the London underground. For a Londoner, this is common, but not wanting to be late on my very first day, I took off my heels the minute I got out of the Underground, and ran barefoot all the way from the station to the office, to make it in time for 9am!
This was over five years ago. If I could turn back time and do things differently that day, I would have worn flats on my commute and then switched to heels just outside the office.
Over time, I have eased on heels. As much as I enjoy wearing them, I actually prefer wearing flats as they are a lot more comfortable. Just because you wear flats doesn’t mean they have to be boring!
Here are my current favourites from my collection.
This Charles and Keith pair ticks all the boxes for a perfect pair of flats. They are comfortable, chic and has a bow on it! Since they are grey in colour, they are instantly work appropriate. I also love pairing them with any silver accessories and bags with silver hardware, they go well with the grey.
I found this black patent beauty in a Zara sale and I couldn’t be happier. When it comes to black shoes, I find patent to often look chic. This pair instantly makes me feel like a ‘girl boss’, n’ough said!
In my opinion, every woman should own a pair of good gold flats. Given their colour, they instantly add something extra to an outfit and are a great alternative for gold heels. I think you could even get away with them at work, depending on the shape of the shoe.
I wanted to get the Tory Burch Reva for a long time before I invested in this beauty. My original choice had been a black leather version, however, when I saw this gold version on sale in Bloomingdales, I decided that it was meant to be. These shoes make even a simple T-shirt and jeans look more put together.
This embellished pair from ASOS has character. If you are looking for something dressy, this is it. I don’t wear them for everyday errands, but I pull them out for something special, and they has never failed me yet.
Who says flats can’t be fun? I am lucky that in my work environment, where I can wear a shoe thats not necessarily conventional, and its perfectly acceptable. This studded black pair is from ASOS and I love it! They are very comfortable to walk in and I dint even have to wait to break them in. The only peril is, that those spikes are actually as sharp as they look. Hence you have to be careful in them! However, I love this is is a basic ballet shoe with a rock-chic edge.
I wanted a blue pair that I could wear with work and casual outfits. These Nose Ballet flats are perfect for just that. They have enough colour to liven up any outfit and yet the quilting makes it look sophisticated for work.
What is your favourite kind of shoe- heels or flat? I would want to say heels, but I secretly know its flats!
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