7.2.12

When The Shoe Fits, Wear it...

Shoes.  They make the outfit.  They are my most favorite accessory, even more than jewelry!  They're like jewelry for the feet.  When it comes to picking out my outfit in the morning, I start with shoes and go from there.  Over the years, I have trimmed down my closet a lot when it comes to the clothes.  But the shoe collection keeps on growing.  I wear pants most days so it ends up that my pants and tops really are just simple accessories worn to compliment my shoes.  Most of my outfits are pretty simple and all of the style is found in the shoes.  And I end up documenting my shoe choice of the day quite often on Instagram.

I used to really hate photographs from the perspective of someone looking down at their shoes.  But my ever growing collection of shoe shot photos is turning into a fun visual for me, documenting the fact that I really do wear all of the shoes in my closet.  My most favorite shoes right now are my new leopard print loafers from WantedShoes.com that are in the very first photo.  I LOVE them.  And my boyfriend who is super picky when it comes to style surprisingly really likes them!  I'd say he likes about 25% of my shoes haha!  Good thing he likes me for me and not for my shoe choices :)

The other day, a friend of mine who is transferring to a new more professional job asked me, "Moorea?  Can you give me some tips on finding cool looking professional clothes?  You always look really professional when I see you."  And a few weeks ago, another friend of mine who is going back to work after just having a cute little baby asked me if I could do a style post on my blog of a not boring office attire outfit.  It's funny because I work from home so I have no office to dress up for.  But my whole life, I have kind of liked a more sophisticated professional look, and lately I've been really drawn towards more chic and professional feeling outfits like the first two images.  So, to my friends who are looking for good office attire inspiration that isn't boring or frumpy or lame, I'll get to work on putting some outfits together for you very soon :)

In the meantime, I recommend updating the shoes in your closet first and foremost.  Get a pair of unique loafers for spring in Leopard print or a bright color.  Get a pair of heels that are patent leather with a solid chunky heel.  Add a leopard print loafer to pair with black skinny pants and a blazer to add some fun to your work ensemble!  Add some freshness to your wardrobe with some chic neutral colored heels like these and pair them with pastel pants in mint or pale rose to bring a fresh, modern and feminine look to the office (try a pant shaped like these which are really elongating when paired with high heels.)  Wear some fun stripey oxfords with some slacks  and a fun top and a color blocked cardigan.  Some clothing staples to have:  pencil skirts // black, black and white striped, and a few fun colors.  blazers with rolled up sleeves (extra points if there is a different color on the rolled up part of the sleeve!)  // navy blue, pale rose, and a few other colors.  cardigans // in grey and a few colors, find colorful variety but keep the shape and design style simple without any adornments, it's more chic that way.  silk blouses // find variety in color and pattern, just make sure it fits your body well.  Well fitting trousers in a variety of styles.  When it comes to work attire and looking professional, what matters is tailoring.  If your clothing essentials fit well, are structured and chic, then you can explore more with color and pattern because the structure is already there to keep it professional.  Avoid pastel flower patterns at the office as they're a little more sweet and relaxed, less powerful.  Unless of course your office is really relaxed and has a very light atmosphere.  But generally, if you'd wear it to a picnic, don't wear it to the office.

12 comments:

Jess said...

Loafers are my most favouritist shoes! I'm so jealous of your shoe collection.

Kimberly Horne said...

Oh! I love it! I want your purple macaron! I'm eating vanilla ones for breakfast with boba tea, sooo yummy! :)

xoxo, Jjanga
www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

Shikha Yadav said...

cute post i like it ^__^

Paislea Elyse said...

you have a great selection of shoes! i love them!

drop by allister bee soon!

Ash said...

I'm OBSESSED with my leopard print loafers.. i just wore them to the So Cal BLogger Meet-Up (where your stuff was a prize!!) and they were a hit! LOVE shoes...

Mandi said...

I love your shoe collection! Those leopard print loafers are just about my favorite shoes I've ever owned.

Shannon said...

Great shoes!!! I can look at shoes all day. :)

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Stunning collecting!

xoxox,
http://chriiiistiiiina.blogspot.com/

Katty Delux said...

girl you are talking to the lover of shoes over here! I mean I freaking love shoes. I don't even want to guess how many pair I have, but my other too states that he might like 25% of my shoes too :)

Katherine said...

Shoes, glorious shoes! I'm a big fan, and you have quite the collection. Maybe I'll do a 'shoe' post soon, you've inspired me.

JenetteD said...

Credit to Jenette Donovan for Purple Macaroon

animal print pants said...

Love those shoes! Gorgeous!!