We know wearing sneakers to work probably isn’t the most work-appropriate thing to do.
It’s true that some workplace are more relaxed concerning dress codes but won’t life be a lot easier if we could all wear sneakers to work everyday? We won’t have to dread the constant shoe changes on the bus or car, bear the pain of twisted ankles or even sweat about blisters. Sounds like a perfect world, right?
With the right styling, you could probably get away with wearing sneakers to work for a week straight — without any trouble from HR.
But of course double-check your office’s policies first. (we no send you o!)
When you’re in the clear about your office polices, we have some foolproof sneaker-wearing tips, because it is possible to wear a pair and still look polished and professional enough for a one-on-one with your boss:
You can pair your sneakers with a pencil skirt or calf length monochrome body-con dress. Finish it off with a structured, professional-looking handbag, and minimal jewelry. No one will even notice you’re wearing trainers. (And if they do, they’ll probably compliment how dope you look.)
If you don’t have one in your wardrobe, it’s time to invest in an all-white sneaker that will go with everything. You can wear sneakers to work with sophisticated trousers and a jacket without looking mismatched. The unexpected pairing will get you all the positive attention you deserve and have you swimming in compliments.
One very basic tip for wearing sneakers to work is by styling it with a pair of navy or black blazer and denim for Fridays. The switch from work chic to TGIF drinks with the girls will be seamless and blister free.