Architectural, witty, interesting heels are a trend right now — but are they appropriate for all offices? Let’s discuss.
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Pictured above: All Saints / Ferragamo / Chloe / Kat Maconie
As a reminder, these are some of the wackier heels we’ve featured lately. The metal stiletto of the All Saints heel caused a bit of controversy in the comments — there were many who really, really did not like the look.
The same can be said for the Chloe shoes, and the booties — people liked them but for the heels.
That said, these are some of the more sedate but interesting heels for work I’m seeing — some of the wilder ones include these:
Pictured above: Fendi / Katy Perry / Jeffrey Campbell // Katy Perry / Loewe / Saint Laurent
What are your thoughts, readers? If SOME are appropriate, but not all, where do you think the boundary lines are (beyond “being able to walk in it”)?
For my $.02: I would argue that the ones at top are at least grounded more in office attire (“work heel with a twist!” kind of things), whereas the bottom shoes are a bit farther flung.
(The Loewe collection is a lot of fun to look at, fwiw – in addition to roses like above, they’re using nail polish bottles, lipstick, and a bar of soap for the heel shape.)
South American girl
Love the ones from Loewe and All Saints! Wish they were in my budget.
I think all are office appropriate, we’re still people at work (personally, I feel the YSL one is a bit tacky, but none is overtly sexy or sparkly).
The red flower one just looks like you’re stepping in a puddle.
I just don’t like any of these, which is tainting my view, but it feels like a lot more “look” than I’m seeing around the office. People are wearing more practical shoes.
These would be completely appropriate in my current office, at least within the marketing and creatives teams – although most of them go more practical footwear. They would be completely inappropriate in my old office (a law firm where we spent a lot of time in court. Context matters.
The region also matters. LA or NY in a creative field ok; not something I would expect to see in the lands of the eternal puffer vests, SF and Seattle.
I’m a yes, but then again I wear Fluevogs.