You’ve landed the job. Congrats! But now comes the hard part – figuring out what to wear on your first day. You want to make a good impression, of course, but you also don’t want to break the bank buying a whole new office-appropriate wardrobe. And on top of that, you want to be comfortable since you’ll be sitting at a desk all day. We feel your pain, and we’re here to help.
Here’s our guide to picking the perfect office-appropriate shoes for women starting a new job.
Flats are your friend
We know, we know – you spent all of high school and college wearing sneakers or flip flops and now you have to wear actual “grown-up” shoes? It’s a tough pill to swallow, but womensflat shoes are actually your friend in this case. They come in every style imaginable these days, so you can find a pair (or two) that fit both your personal style and the dress code of your new office. Plus, they’re way more comfortable than heels, which is important when you’re sitting at a desk all day. Trust us, your feet will thank you by the end of the day.
Heels are okay, too… within reason
We’re not going to tell you that you can’t wear heels to the office; if they’re part of your personal style and you feel confident in them, then go for it. Just remember that you’ll be doing a lot of walking (to meetings, to the printer, to get coffee), so make sure you pick a comfortable heel height that you can walk in without issue. And avoid anything too flashy or attention-grabbing – you want people to remember you for your work, not your shoes.
Boots are a no-go
It might be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with wearing boots in the office. Save them for weekends and casual Friday (if your office does casual Friday). Instead, opt for closed-toe flats or pumps in a neutral colour – black, brown, navy, etc. If it gets chilly under your desk, we recommend keeping a pair of socks at work so you can slip them on when needed.
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Picking out the perfect shoes for your first day at a new office job doesn’t have to be a difficult or expensive experience. Just stick to flats or low heels that are comfortable and match the general tone of your office’s dress code. With any luck, nobody will even notice your shoes – they’ll be too busy being impressed by your great work!