Let me say upfront that I’m not a fan of flip-flops or slippers as we say in Barbados. Probably because I’m not overly casual in my style. But if casual is your thing and you like cute slippers, wear them. Just don’t wear them with office attire!
A few weeks ago I was walking through Bridgetown and came across this older woman who was obviously dressed for work in a jacket and pencil skirt. But then she was wearing slippers, a pairthat had obviously seen better days. That is a sure way to kill an otherwise acceptable outfit.
I get the need for comfortable shoes if you’re on your way to work or running an errand during your lunch break. In fact, I don’t put on my heels until I reach the office but slippers are a no-no. Luckily there are options and this post highlights four.
I included strappy sandals with an enclosed back because they offer enough coverage to not look sloppy but still allow your feet to breathe. Pointy toe, embellished ballet flats are a step up from the basic round toe ones and look more polished. If you don’t need to wear heels at work, they are also fine for the office.Pointy toe d’orsay flat are also polished but the cut-out sides are perfect for those who don’t like their feet fully enclosed. Foldable flats are perfect in a pinch. Roll them up, throw them in your bag or leave them in your desk drawer or car and you’ll always be ready for quick errands.
There’s really no need to wear flip-flops with an office outfit.