A few posts back, I shared a bunch of high heels to wear to work. However, they were a tad on the boring side: black, and…black. That’s pretty much all there was. This time, I’m opting for a much needed injection of diversity, and sharing with you a couple of work appropriate heels that aren’t black. Next time? Flats. I promise.
I stuck with heels under 3.5″ because, in my opinion, there’s no reason to go higher. Not at work. And yes, normally I stick to 3″, but there were some super cute heels at 3.5″ that I really liked and wanted to share because, oh, man, pretty.
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All lovely colors, none of them black. These are from Zappos, and are Calvin Klein Dolly pumps. The heel is a mere 2.75″, easy enough even for those who think they lack the balance and coordination for heels. That used to be me, but I clock in at a half inch over five feet, so I got over that qualm fast because heels were all but mandatory at my height. Or, lack of it.
Sometimes you just need canvas pumps with a stacked heel. These are from Urban Outfitters, and are 3.5″ in heel height. The stacked heels make these much easier to walk in, so, those of you that are self-conscious about your gait and balance in stiletto heels, consider these as an intermediate until you find your footing.
I am so sorry.
I’ll see myself out.
Red! Well, more like maroon. I personally love red shoes, but I usually stick to red flats, because bright, chalky red heels are ugly and pretty red heels are a little too sexy for the workplace. But then again, I’m kind of a prude about weird things. I mean, I’ll wear a bikini, but I haven’t eaten a banana in 6 years.
And that’s why maroon pumps are wonderful – maroon is red, but it somehow seems much more sedate because it’s darker. And, of course, patent. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t bring in the patent.
These are from Piperlime, in stone and nude, with a 3″ heel. Nude shoes are great worn with a brightly colored solid dress, and grey shoes are incredibly versatile, too.
A little on the fancier side, with a 3.5″ heel, and these lovely cut out shapes. Cut out pumps are always interesting, and I’ve often used pumps in a similar poppy color. It’s actually a lovely color that works so well on so many different skin tones.
What a gorgeous color. Purple is soooo under-rated. Does anything look better with grey? (Don’t make me spell that word word with an ‘a.’) And it looks great with so many other colors, too. Purple is a lot like olive green – a very versatile color. And I’m still loving the cut-out shape and the patent leather.
And there we have some lovely work-appropriate shoes in the colors of the rainbow. Because black is boring. Sometimes. Sometimes it’s awesome, but we need some color in our lives, ladies!