Got your office outfits down pat but can’t seem to match them with work-appropriate shoes? If you’re looking to update your shoe cabinet with some swanky new kicks for your work wardrobe, look no further than these picks that have been given the stamp of approval from our fashion writers and editors. From high-street to luxe options, here’s to looking chic and like a #girlboss at work.
“White boots are a game-changer for any outfit. The clean and crisp silhouette makes it unfussy and won’t distract from what you have to say at work.” — Debby Kwong, Associate Fashion Editor, CLEO Singapore
“I’m a huge fan of anything woven at the moment (and it’s a huge trend this season), which is why I chose this pair of ankle boots. The loose weave adds just that bit of texture to an outfit without looking over-complicated, and you’ll get plenty of wear from it regardless of what you pair it with.” — Aaron Kok, Senior Fashion Stylist/Writer, The Singapore Women’s Weekly
“It’s appropriate enough for any kind of work environment and comfortable enough even if you’re into new-age standing desks. And since it’s in an almost-neutral shade of green, it pairs well with everything you might already own.” — Bryan Goh, Fashion Stylist/Writer, Her World
“To most, the Bata brand is synonymous with white shoes for kids. But the brand actually has many stylish options at affordable prices. I like that they are fashionable yet oh-so-comfortable. I have three pairs, and none of them have ever given me any blisters. This pair is my go-to piece for all occasions. They are easy to slip into and can be worn with both your work ensemble and your regular weekend sundress.”— Joy Fang, Associate Editor, Digital Trending Desk
“A classic pump achieves the desirable effect of elongating the foot. Plus, it goes with just about everything, from impeccable pantsuits to relaxed shirt-skirt combos.” — Gerald Tan, Associate Fashion News Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore
“A pair of classic brogues is perfect for work. Formal yet versatile, you can dress like a boy in chic pants or pair it with a dress to look girly. Either way, HR can’t fault you when you’re in brogues.” — Donson Chan, Stylist, NUYOU Singapore
“What’s there not to like about this pair of Dior slingbacks? They’re comfy and easy to wear, and the nude colour and pointy-toes make your legs look longer and slimmer.” — Hayley Zhang, Fashion Writer, ICON Singapore
“I’m a proponent of a good pair of statement shoes such as these Rockstuds from Valentino. This pair can instantly jazz up and add character to the simplest of looks to the most haphazardly thrown together outfits on a tired work morning—or any other morning, to be honest.” — Ho Guo Xiong, Digital Content Specialist (Fashion & Lifestyle), Digital Trending Desk
Text compiled by Ho Guo Xiong.