Now the summer has finally hit, a closed in shoe is no place for well pedicured foot. But this throws up a very definite dilemma when dressing for the office. Is it possible to look smart and work-appropriate, plus be comfortable and cool all at the same time? We say yes!
Just follow our five rules for wearing sandals to work and you'll never have to suffer a fashion faux pas in a stuffy office again...
Keep your outfit simple
Minimalism is key to looking sharp in the office. Make sure your outfit of choice is chic and tailored and the over all look polished, so you can finish off your outfit with a pair of embellished flats. Studs, gems, bows – even pom poms can work in the boardroom with this season's must-have sandal trends.
Choose structured styles
The office is no place for your favourite boho tassles and flip flops. Keep your sandals structured: an ankle strap, patent finish or smart gold buckle will make sure you put your best foot forward as soon as you step into work.
Pair sandals with tailored separates
Don't let your fashion know how go straight out of the window, just because it's hot outside. Simply adjust your winter basics for the new season with culottes, lightweight blazers and chiffon shirts. These summer updates to your workwear wardrobe will be calling out for a simple tan sandal to bring your look bang up to date. Go for Roman sandals, simple thongs or this season's lace up versions.
Show a little leg
With a casual shoe, comes the option to show a little skin. While a pencil skirt slit to the thigh or an a-line mini teamed with heels will send out the wrong style message, teaming these pieces with a flat sandal suddenly opens up a whole new set of possibilites for the office. Make sure you always keep your top half well covered with a chic blouse or top.
Experiment with different styles
Do you plump for the same sandals every year? Whether you've gravitated towards gladiators, toe posts or espadrilles for the past few years, now is the time to shake it up. With so many great options available, try teaming your favourite tailored trousers or shirt dress with some sliders, mules or cross strap styles.
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