Monday, July 30, 2012

Work Investment: Classic Black Pumps

When entering into the corporate world, building an adult work appropriate wardrobe can be quite daunting. Wearing your clubbing shirts with a tank underneath and a cardigan over top (we've ALL done it) may pass for student internships and co-op jobs, but is definitely not professional enough when starting your career.

It's hard to know which items of clothing are worth the splurge and which items can be bought cheaper until you've make a dent in your student debt. Over the next few Mondays, I'll be going through items of clothing that are worth the investment!

First off, the classic black pump. A good pair of classic black shoes are a must. They go with everything else in your closet, add a sophistication to your outfit and can still incorporate your style and personality. Also, if taken care of, one pair can last years and years. Just ensure that these aren't the same pumps that are getting trampled and spilled on as part of your clubbing outfit!

1. The Classic

Christian Louboutin's shoes are always timeless and sexy but still extremely well constructed. The red soles also ensure that they're not just your run of the mill black shoe!
Christian Louboutin Decollete $625

2. The Patent Option

The shape of these shoes are classic but the patent leather give them some interest and umph while still being versatile.
Jimmy Choo Vikki $575


 3. The Low Rider

If your job involves being on your feet all day then maybe you want to avoid sky high heels for the sake of your soles and knees. Without having to venture in the world of kitten heels, you can get these Miu Mius with a thicker low heel with a surprise (tasteful!) glitter underside.
Miu Miu Glitter-sole suede pumps $595













4. Pointy Toe

If you're not into the whole rounded toe look, you can always opt for the pointed design. I love how these Jimmy Choo shoes are suede with a shiny painted heel for some contrast.

Jimmy Choo Agnes $525
5. The Non-Pump

For the heel-adverse, these Gucci loafers are the way to go. The patent, buckle and men-wear inspiration will set you apart from the boring ballerina flat.

Gucci Horsebit-detail $575

all images and prices via net-a-porter

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