The arrival of spring brings ample fashion opportunities and that means it’s finally time to break out the dresses and skirts that have been sitting in your closet all winter long. However, while there are countless clothing options suited for warmer weather, the shift into springtime can present a few challenges for women’s footwear in the workplace. Women no longer need to resort to clunky boots to brave the snow, but not every springtime shoe is appropriate for work. Sneakers might be making a comeback, but unfortunately, are often too casual for the office.
Enter oxfords and flats. These type of shoes present a lighter alternative than high-heeled boots and serve as a dressier option than an athletic-type shoe. Here are our picks for some of the best oxfords and flats to incorporate into your daytime office look.
Our Fav. Flats:
Get them at Steve Madden for $70 CAD
The Gentle’s pretty, intricate detailing definitely succeeds in differentiating your shoes from more basic flats, and can help dress up a solid-coloured dress, skirt or pair of pants.
Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Samantha Flat
Get them at Urban Outfitters for CAD $129
These shoes almost appear as a hybrid of flats and sandals, as they allow your toes to peep out. However, its leather material helps elevate the shoes to a fancy enough level to wear in an office environment.
Get them at Aldo for $80 CAD
If you are looking to steer away from the basic, solid-coloured flat, these are the shoes for you. Tie-up shoes are making a huge comeback this spring, and these are the perfect pair to wear with a dress, skirt, or cropped pants.
Our Fav. Oxfords
Get them at Steve Madden for $50 CAD
The oxford offers a feminine twist on a classic menswear look. With its pointed toe and tassel detailing, this sweet, pastel pink colour is an ideal shade for spring, and would look great paired with a pair of black or navy pants.
Dr. Martens Valentine Slingback Loafer
Get them at Urban Outfitters for $180 CAD
These are not your typical oxfords. These offer both the classic Dr. Marten sole and a sling back heel and instantly give your outfit a more grungy, vintage feel.
Vintage Red/Brown Navajo Carpet Lace-Up Shoes
Get them at ASOS for $54.54 CAD
The tropical-inspired red and orange of these oxfords give off a bright, fun look for spring. If you are wearing a dark or all-black ensemble in particular, these oxfords provide a great pop of colour that will take your outfit to the next level.