Yes. That’s the quick answer. Your entire image is important. Neglecting one of these aspects sends a message that you may neglect other things in your life as well. This does not mean you need to purchase designer brands, just that these items should be as polished as the rest of your outfit.
Sometimes shoes just need a new heel or quick cleaning to make the grade. You also have to consider the details of the shoe itself. Is it casual or professional? With the abundance of fashion sneakers and ballet flats, the line can get wavy. Look for styles with a real sole. Avoid the rubber styling where it rounds over the toe or sides. These are usually too casual for a business casual office. Even heels can appear overly casual with decadent patterns or in the form of strappy sandals. We are big proponents of wearing shoes that are right for your lifestyle. Here are three different styles that all have professional appeal. Ballet Flats, heels, and wedges.
These ballet flats have a slight peep toe with sophisticated layers of brown suede and chocolate leather. A sleek pointed toe wedge is versatile. The heel on these is under 2″ making them comfortable enough for everyday. For added interest we went with a two tone pump in ivory and black as our last selection. Any of these styles will look polished and professional with your work wardrobe.
So you understand that you wear your shoes all day and they are important. But you stash your bag in your cubicle drawer and don’t understand who sees it. What about when you need to carry it into a meeting, attend lunch with your boss, or dash out to a networking event? These are three prime examples of when others will see it. Not to mention walking in and out of the office everyday.
If your lifestyle makes it difficult to change your bag to coordinate with your outfit, we recommend selecting styles that are more versatile. Of course black, brown, and red usually get all the attention here. But if you wear a lot of neutral shades olive may work great for you. Here are a few bags we recommend for everyday and just about any work related occasion.
If you need to carry your laptop on a daily basis, this leather tote is chic and professional. Grey is another great neutral and currently a trending color. In a classic satchel with leather trim it has sophisticated appeal. For a smaller option we went with a two tone shoulder bag. Subtle color variations give the bag depth while the overall styling is quite simple. These three styles were found at ebags.com. Shop eBags Overstock Sale – Extra 15% Off our Best Winter Deals! Hurry, Ends 1/18
Like you really need an excuse to shop for shoes and handbags! Take the time to evaluate how each style will fit into your work wardrobe and your lifestyle. Cosmetic bags making switching handbags easier if you prefer to have more unique styles. There are many different combinations that can make your look effortless and chic. Just remember, your handbags and shoes matter but they don’t have to match!