Want to look effortlessly chic while wearing the basic combination of a white shirt and a pair of black trousers? It’s all in the shoes, darling! Your footwear is the first thing that catches a person’s attention. So, quit looking dowdy with a pair of tattered, old shoes. Leave them behind in 2018 and start your new work year with that extra pizzazz. Here’s our edit of some of your must-haves. From high-end to high-street, flats to mid-heel to sky-high stilettos, step into the new year with 15 of these desk-to-drinks babies that will impress both your colleagues and bosses, as well as your date.
Topshop heels, $106
This versatile heeled sandals will look good with almost any outfit. Slip on this pair and dress it with a printed shirt and a black maxi skirt.Then you’ll be ready to conquer both day and night.
Charles & Keith heels, $53.90
This pair of dusty pink slingback pumps has just the right dose of femininity without being too girlish. Dress it down on casual Fridays with a denim shirt and skirt coordinate.
Vetements pumps from Brownsfashion, $2,071
While this pair incorporates the au courant logomania trend, it does so in a stylishly subtle manner, making it the perfect pair for your daily 9-to-5 job.
Jacquemus heels from Matchesfashion, $834
Work-appropriate soles do not have to be boring. Opt for a pair that exudes both sass and style, like this pair of Jacquemus sculptural heels. Show these babies off by wearing them with a midi skirt.
Lanvin heels from Farfetch, $1,470
A pair of black heels is a wardrobe staple. Instead of choosing a ho-hum pair in just calf leather, turn it up a notch with something that’s more exciting. These Lanvin pumps sport a bold ankle strap that will add a touch of personality to a skirt-suit ensemble.
H&M heels, $94.95
A pair of white sandals is great whether for work or for weekends. Dress it with a black shift dress on Monday, a pair of casual jeans on Friday and a floral printed number on Sunday.
Charles & Keith heels, $85.90
A pair of leather pumps with contrasting shades will add a splash of fun to your work ensemble. To make it worthy for the office, opt for a pair that meshes neutral colours together instead of loud hues.
By Far mules from Farfetch, $543
For those who wish to elongate their limbs, this pair of nude heels will create the illusion of longer gams. Wear it with a white shirt dress and a belt to give it extra height.
Aquazzura heels from Farfetch, $1,275
Though this piece with its crystal embellished domes may come off as party-ready, it can still look office appropriate if you pair it with a more professional ensemble, such as a black blazer and a pair of tailored trousers.
Rosetta Getty heels from Net-A-Porter, $963
White pumps are just as versatile as their black counterparts. This pair of mid-heels adds style to your outfit and keeps your feet comfortable throughout the day. Wear it with a sleeveless top and wide legged pants.
Dorothy Perkins flats from Zalora, $33.90
A sophisticated pair of plaid slingbacks will always be our favourite alternative to black soles. Dress it up with a white shirt and a coloured pencil skirt, or down with a denim jumpsuit.
Zara flats, $89.90
In need of a replacement for your worn-out black soles? This Zara piece that sports a genuine goat leather upper and cute wood-effect heel will last you through the year. Bonus? It’s below S$100.
Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt flats from Matchesfashion, $736
This pair of gorgeous mesh soles is worth every penny. They’re fun and flirty, yet functional for the weekdays. Wear it with a striped shirt and a midi skirt.
Victoria Beckham loafers from Net-A-Porter, $1,203
An easy way to sharpen up your #OOTD is by donning a pair of leather brogues. Be daring and explore one that sports cool details, like this crocodile embossed piece.
Paul Andrew flats from Net-A-Porter, $704
A sassy pair of navy blue flats will stand out against your white shirt and black pencil skirt office outfit without coming off as OTT. To make your look more cohesive, carry a handbag of the same navy shade.