At Work | Sandals You CAN Wear to the Office
It’s officially sandal season and with the onslaught of new styles popping up on our favorite shopping sites, we are dying to wear sandals to the office. But what’s appropriate in the workplace? This in large part depends on your office, but we scoped out and found the best professional-looking sandals that will work the majority of the time. Unless you work in a conservative office or corporate environment, in which case you are better off sticking with pumps and perhaps peep-toes or slingback pumps to shake it up for summer.
Keep in mind that it’s never okay to wear flip-flops. Gladiators, thongs and sporty sandals are generally off the table too except for some creative offices. Look to office leaders as role models as to what’s okay to wear. And — of the utmost importance — a pedicure is a must to look polished in open-toed shoes.
And great news — with Memorial Day weekend approaching, there are a ton of sales!
Block Heels | Heeled sandals are appropriate for the majority of workplaces. Block heels are especially good as they are comfortable for long work days and have a more serious vibe than spiky heels.
Closed-Back Wedges | Closed-back wedges work well at many offices as they cover more of your foot, thus are dressier. Be aware that rope and cork platform sandals skew more casual so are only appropriate for casual Fridays and creative offices.
Flat Sandals | Flat or low-heeled sandals work for casual Fridays and again in more creative industries depending on your company.