One of the questions I receive all the time is what kind of shoes to wear to work or wear to an interview. I think the irony of this is that I rarely know what to wear. So we’re in this together.
My job is super casual (sneakers? totally fine.), but I still have various meetings that are a little bit more professional from a dress code standpoint. Oh and in college? I felt like I had 14 presentations a week that I had to get dressed for.
I had a trusty pair of Joan and David pumps that I always wore. I don’t remember why I bought them originally (I’m pretty sure I was in high school), but they have certainly been around the block a few times… and then some.
Even if you have a casual job environment like me… or you don’t have any interviews in the near future… or you’re not in a school that requires one-point-four-thousand presentations… Having a pair (or two) or professional shoes in the back of your closet is never a bad idea.
Here are eight pairs (at various price points and heights) to get the job, or the promotion, or an A+:
What are your go-to professional shoes?