Classic Styles That Are Perfect For Your Summer Work-Wardrobe
Timeless Work-worthy Styles
As we transition into the warmer months, we shed our boots for sandals and with this change, comes stylistic shifts. Follow our guide on how to style your summer shoes, balancing professionalism with personal flair and pairing classic silhouettes with looks that are fit for the office and after-work drinks.
For this Summer season, loafers, ballet flats, sling-backs, and effortless heels are must have. Loafers remain a timeless wardrobe staple that fit fluidly into all seasons, so you know you can never go wrong when investing in a new pair. This summer we’ll see loafers accompanying a wide range of looks, from laid-back denim to more sophisticated aesthetics. Within these categories, there is an opportunity to play with a variety of combinations that compliment your individual look yet position you well within the fashion lexicon of the moment.
Slingback and Ballet Flats That Will Keep You Grounded In The Office
The classic ballet flat has made a comeback as we move to embrace a refined effortless style, driven by a desire to achieve practicality and ease for everyday looks. This season EOS introduces Rochel. Our feminine Rochel boasts a timeless design with a slightly squared toe, channelling classicism whilst disrupting predictability through an asymmetric design that flatters the organic curvature of the foot.
For when you feel like a little less coverage, our Vinn style is an elegant and modern interpretation of our Rochel.
The sleek minimalism of sling-backs and ballet flats, provide a great opportunity to incorporate a pop of colour without making too bold a statement. If you’ve previously been hesitant to embrace energetic colours such as bright reds into your repertoire, a sleek flat, Rafael, is the perfect vehicle for testing out boldness. Alternatively, black is always a chic choice that stands the test of time and will be seen accompanying a plethora of looks this season, easily paired with anything from casual to dressy. Try either the Rochel or Sense, styled with a casual denim, relaxed cotton trouser to offset the feminine silhouette of the shoe and add an elegant finish to laid-back attire. Alternatively, this shoe pairs beautifully with lightweight materials and flowy silhouettes, try wearing with a long A-line skirt.
Whether it be a ballet slipper or a sling-back flat, both styles remain an elegant addition to any wardrobe; Maintaining comfort and introducing a European twist to your go-to looks.
Elevating Your Look with a Loafer: A Pop of Colour
This season, our classic Serah style is reintroduced with four new colourways that embody the soft floral hues that belong to a classic English Summer, while our Coco loafer comes in a variety of bright colourways reminiscent of Southern California on a Spring day. The floral inspired colourways that comprise these two styles promise to revive your work wardrobe, bringing a fresh twist to trusted silhouettes.
For a casual office look, pair our Serah loafer with denim jeans, an oversized button-down shirt or white T, complimenting this look with an accent bracelet or necklace. Keep it clean and chic with a tailored blazer to complete the outfit.
If you are looking to achieve a more obviously feminine aesthetic, pair our Serah or Coco loafer with a structured cotton dress. As we emerge from a period of WFH looks, where comfort trumped all else, it is difficult to accept the constrictive styles we might have sported willingly in the past. While comfort has taken a front seat over tight fitting garments, it is still possible to maintain a chic aesthetic and feel at ease in what you wear. A relaxed dress or trouser will provide you the refined look you’re seeking while still prioritising comfort in the workplace.
For those that seek a little extra height, our Cass loafer offers a stable heel lift on the classic penny loafer style. For more business-minded attire, style our Cass loafer with slouched trousers or denim – skinny or wide legged (depending on the mood) and a short sleeve button down or tee, tucked and secured with a minimalist belt. If the air conditioning is kept at chilling temperatures all summer long, like I know ours will be, throw a cashmere cardigan around your shoulders to both elevate this look and bring some much needed warmth that can be easily shed once you step out into the sun.
Open Toe Must Haves For the Workplace
Strappy Sandals You Can Work In
For those who like a little extra height and a feminine silhouette, our asymmetrical Petricia sandal is the perfect companion to dress up your summer looks. With a cultivated simplicity, this mid-height heel is equally stylish and comfortable.
If you feel aligned with more casual attire, pair your Petricia sandal with a wide leg structured cotton workwear trouser and a tucked smart shirt featuring an accent collar. Add a baguette bag to balance the more masculine garments and appeal to the feminine silhouette of our Petricia sandal. Add flare by accessorising with your favourite jewellery pieces. I love a simple pair of weighted small gold hoops.
To achieve a feminine look, pair the Petricia sandal with maxi hemlines and cropped light-weight stylized shirts. Asymmetrical patterns are a great way to add flare to any blouse and will leave you at the forefront of this summer’s trend. Look to designers like Jaquemus or Rejina Pyo for inspiration in silhouettes and colour palettes. White is a timeless summer go-to, and white denim offers structural reliability with an edge, making it a perfect material for transitioning from the office into a summer’s night. The heavier weight of the denim will serve to balance the breezy materials inherent to summer blouses and the delicate design of the Petricia sandal.
The Perfect Work Appropriate Wedge Sandal
If you’re looking for a wedge, our Tonality or Brooke sandals have got you covered. These platform sandals offer stability in style. Pair either style with a wrap dress to accentuate the wrapped leather design of these sandals or wear with culotte pants that lift above the ankle, so as to show off the ankle strap design and enhance the illusion of height.
Shoes Fit For Your Office Event
Any of these shoes would work for an office event. Depending on whether you gravitate to styles that give a bit of height, or those that ground you, we’ve got it covered. Our modern interpretations of timeless silhouettes promise comfort in style. While we’ve offered up suggestions for work looks that encapsulate both style and comfort, it’s still acceptable to let aesthetic choices dominate (sometimes). For the more refined office party look, pair the Petrice Sandal with a long pencil skirt and accent blouse. Add a pair of bold earrings to complete the look and define your after-hours aesthetic. If you opt for flats over heels, the Rafael brings sleek sophistication to any look and paired with a well cut trouser and minimalist blouse, you will achieve an elevated yet subtle effect. Alternatively, a maxi skirt, oversized blouse, cinched at the waist with a sleek belt will give you an edgier vibe while maintaining sophistication. Keep chic and cool this summer!