This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic.com. Workchic helps dress women for work by offering suggested outfits, fit guidelines, tips and tricks on how to look professional, feminine and chic. Check out the Workchic blog for tips and trends!
As we discuss updating your basics, one area we must touch on is black shoes. After a little shopping this weekend we were very inspired to discuss the subject. Depending on your lifestyle, this may be a ballet flat or a 3" stiletto. In our book it's one of each. To show you how simply these can work into your office attire, we put together three Workchic looks. You may even see some of our other recommended basics worked into the mix.
In a business professional office, a suit is your key look. We love to accessorize simple silhouettes and generally feel shoes are a great way to do it. But, if you work in a more traditional office environment or are going to a meeting with a more conservative group of clients; this is not the time to pull out those burgundy peep toe pumps. Having go-to black shoes will be very important. We also went with simple earrings and a fairly classic watch to keep the overall effect polished, professional, and sophisticated.
Business Casual is the most common office dress code. Here the lines get hazy, but we still love having a great black shoe on hand. We found a wool brocade skirt and paired it with a loose turtleneck sweater. Add a belt to pull the look together. Either peep-toe pumps or knotted ballet flats will look chic with this ensemble.
For a more casual day in the office. Pair flare leg denim with a chunky wrap front cardigan and t-shirt. Here we played a little more with your black shoes. Ballet flats have a tie at the toe and peep-toe booties are a big trend for fall. While these may not be as basic, you’ll still find them to be very versatile.
Any of these styles will easily update your wardrobe and make getting dressed in the morning that much simpler. While we had fun looking at different styles and creating outfits on Polyvore, these shoes really are a basic. You may be tempted to pick them up in red, silver, or a fun animal print- today let's stick to the basics. Make sure you have this area covered and then start shopping for the extras.