I’m not really one for new year’s resolutions (call me a square but I’m more about goals and objectives) although I do love a good closet clean out over the summer holidays. All this culling got me thinking… what style rules have I created that are worth a rethink?
I was speaking to a colleague recently and found myself declaring that I’d never wear flats to see a particular client as flats would just feel too dressed down. Cue internal sartorial challenge. I’ve since been on the lookout and have come to the conclusion that’s it’s all in the mind. Flats can look polished, just like heels can look sloppy… although whilst what’s happening from your ankles down plays a big role (gumboots, uggboots, flip flops – you’re never looking smart, my vertically challenged friends), what you’ve got going on from the ankles up has a lot to answer for too.
So, my first new year style resolution? Embrace some flattery in an office environ.
Here’s my evidence it’s possible.
And not to abandon you there, here’s what’s on my shopping shortlist… bring on the challenge!
Topshop Swiftheart flats – £26.00
ASOS Mozzer embellished loafers – $49.00 AUD
Topshop KOMO pony-effect slippers – £25.00
Lanvin point-toe patent leather flats – $600.00ish AUD
Habbot Studios gunmetal pewter Journal lace-up – $320.00 AUD
Habbot Studios argyle blue tartan lace-up – $150.00 AUD