Almost every morning, or night if I am organized enough to pick my outfit out the night before, I have the debate of wearing heels or flats to work.
Some outfits, at least I feel, almost require heels to look professional, such as pencil skirts. Although, I am currently wearing both flats and a pencil skirt. Whoops.
The office has a very liberal business casual dress code which I like. The men have it quite easy, slacks and a button down, and little bit more causal on Fridays if they choose. The only time I see them in jackets is when they have investor meetings.
The women on the other hand have a bit more of a challenge because we have more options. I tend to stick to the minnie pants and a button down, or a cardigan, or blazer. Sometimes I branch out and wear a dress or a skirt. But, I enjoy dressing professional, and so I do.
I do not always wear heels though. I have never been much of a heels girl, they hurt my feet, make me feel like a giant ( I am only 5’5 so I know that I am not), and I cannot walk to far in them. Some days I opt for flats, but they are always nice, “professional” flats.
I never saw this as a problem until the other day I was speaking with someone and they kept glancing down at my feet. I do not know if they were surprised, like my shoes, or what, but it made me feel as if I was dressing too casual.
Some of the woman in my office wear heels that I would never consider wearing to work, heck I would never wear them out because they are too much for me. But that is me. I dress semi-conservatively and I think I always look put together, but maybe wearing flats makes me look too comfortable.
So it made me wonder, are flats never okay in an office setting? Is it always the right choice to wear heels no matter what kind?
Even the girls at Style Me Pretty above can't decied!
What do you prefer? Heels vs flats? What do you wear to work each day?