Return to Work Refresh
Wide-Fit Shoes for Winter
It is time for another annual adjustment that is the shift between autumn and winter. For many of us, the vacations are complete and the summer wardrobe has been neatly tucked away, making way for thick knits and jackets. Now, it may feel like the Monday of the year as the mornings get colder and darker, but we have some ideas on how to spice up your shoe-drobe for winter, whilst keeping it practical.Nothing says winter quite like a reliable boot! We’ve spotted many boot variations amidst the street style of celebrities and fashion fanatics this autumn, particularly sporting them for fashion week in September. It seems that everyone is loving the pointed toe silhouette at the moment, with styles from the early 2000s looking like they are here to stay. Our Rachel boots are a stunning option for the elegant-chic street style aesthetic. Smart enough for work, but stylish enough for play, these boots offer practicality, comfort and glamour. The flattering shape and mid block heel helps to elongate the legs whilst the memory foam padding and butter soft leather ensures long-wear. We recommend pairing these with a blazer and suit trousers.
Pumps are a must-have this winter, especially for those travelling into work. They are one of the most versatile shoe styles and can be worn for many different occasions alongside trousers, skirts and dresses. Smart black pumps will always be an essential product for everybody to own and our black patent Olive shoes are a great choice. Featuring a gold accent heel, these pumps are far from boring and add a bit of spice to your outfit. The slightly square toe is a flattering shape for wide feet, and the built in arch supports relieve pressure from body weight and hard surfaces. Not limited for options, we suggest styling these beauties with a knitted long-sleeve top, matching skirt and long trench coat.
Good quality trainers are a smart purchase for winter with their practicality. Slowly becoming more and more immersed into the ‘working world’, they are a key piece in everybody’s wardrobe. Trainers need to be well-fitted and sturdy with their history of being introduced through sports. Fashionable trainers should still encompass this essence, and so, comfort is key. Our new wide fitting trainers are the perfect balance of style and comfort. Made to feel like you’re walking on air, the soft soles provide a protective bed for the feet. These trainers have also been made with consideration for stitching, avoiding irritation inside the shoes. The platforms help to keep your feet distanced from hazards including puddles and provide a practical use alongside the stylish nature. Match these with your favourite pair of jeans and a white t-shirt for a simple, effortless look on days where you’re on the go.
In an almost post-pandemic society, many of us are just getting back to old habits from before Covid-19. From days spent in the house, it became unusual to wear shoes, let alone occasion shoes. Particularly, women’s heels were pretty much forgotten about, lost to the shadows at the back of our wardrobes. Now immersed back into society, many are reaching for their heels again. A great option for workwear, court heels add elegance and strength to most outfits. Appropriate for many careers, as well as work related events, they are another wardrobe staple. Finding a pair of stylish, smart and comfortable court shoes can be extremely difficult. Luckily, we have an abundance of wide-fit options for you to stay comfortable in your formalwear. Our Kate black suede court shoes are one of our best pairs of classic heels. The V-shape cut of the shoe is super flattering on the foot, whilst concealing the toe joint with its extra-roomy toe box. With a 6cm heel it is a great shoe for versatility also, and is perfect for those who might be going straight out to party after finishing work. This style would look beautiful with a midi length shirt dress.
With the old notion that formalwear is uncomfortable, we hope that our options of smart footwear debunk this concept. Stay productive, but also comfortable, this winter with these style tips.