Friday, August 30, 2013


In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had several customers stop in saying they were on the hunt for what they call a “big girl” shoe. Essentially all this means is a shoe that can be worn in a professional environment.

I’ve noticed that this idea of a professional shoe often gets drowned in color schemes of grey, black, or brown. For whatever reason, when looking for that “office appropriate shoe” my customers seem to be innately drawn to the basic black flat or wedge. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but,  who says that dressing professionally has to be boring?

Jessica Simpson "Claudette"
I think adding color to traditional work clothes is important for 3 key reasons:
  1. Adding color makes you stand out and makes you more memorable.
  2. Going to work is not the same thing as going to a funeral. (I realize some may beg to differ)
  3.  Incorporating a bold color, especially in a shoe, draws the eye downward, and gives the impression of a long, slender figure.
The new Jessica Simpson Claudette pump in candy-apple red adds the perfect amount of sassiness to office wear. Its pointed toe, and d’orsey cutout is classic, but chic at the same time.  Pointy-toed shoes not your thing? Kenneth Cole Reaction makes wonderful round-toed heels, and our new Joni Lee in the richest, prettiest plum,  would look great this year’s top office wear trend, a leather (fake or real)  pencil skirt.

I say add some color to your professional wear-- I have a hunch you'll be back for more. 

Posted by Anisia
MissMeers Corvallis

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