I’m always on the hunt for a wardrobe that will carry me effortlessly from boardroom to bar, and shoes are the most important part of my outfit. They need to be both casual and comfy enough for rushing between appointments 9-5, but also be able to elevate my evening look in the click of a heel. In short, it’s a tough gig and one that I’ve struggled with for years.
However, this season’s vast selection of footwear has opened up the options, and I’ve developed some golden rules to help you find your day-to-night soul mates:
1. Over-the-knee boots make quite the style statement during daylight hours, but a chic, neutral-tone pair teamed with a subtle sweater dress creates just the right day-to-night balance.
2. Look for low-block heels with signature soles for party-ready shoes that will last you all (day and) night long.
3. A metallic-finish boot is a great way to add a little sass to your everyday outfit, while high-shine styles will always be dance-floor divas.
4. Velvet, tie-up designs of any description are strictly reserved for cocktail hour. But, go low and they instantly function as fabulous daywear too.
Here are the shoes to shop now…