From The Straits Times    |

If you’re looking to update your shoe cabinet with some swanky new kicks for your work wardrobe, look no further than these picks that have been given the stamp of approval from our writers and editors. From high-street to luxe options, here’s to looking chic and like a #girlboss at work.


1. Charles & Keith white woven slingback ankle boots, S$59.90

Photo: Charles & Keith

“I’m a huge fan of anything woven at the moment (and it’s a huge trend this season), which is why I chose this pair of ankle boots. The loose weave adds just that bit of texture to an outfit without looking over-complicated, and you’ll get plenty of wear from it regardless of what you pair it with.” — Aaron Kok, Senior Fashion Stylist/Writer, The Singapore Women’s Weekly


2. Emporium of the Modern Man block heel sandals, S$312

Photo: Emporium of the Modern Man

“It’s appropriate enough for any kind of work environment and comfortable enough even if you’re into new-age standing desks. And in an almost neutral shade of green, it pairs well with everything you might already own.” — Bryan Goh, Senior Fashion Stylist/Writer, Her World


3. Zara leather ankle boots with block heels, S$139

Photo: Zara

“White boots are a game-changer to any outfit. The clean and crisp silhouette makes it unfussy and won’t distract from what you have to say at work.” — Debby Kwong, Associate Fashion Editor, CLEO Singapore


4. Saint Laurent Zoe pump in patent leather, S$1,000

Photo: Saint Laurent

“A classic pump achieves the desirable effect of elongating the foot. Plus, it goes with just about everything, from impeccable pantsuits to relaxed shirt-skirt combos.” — Gerald Tan, Associate Fashion News Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore




5. Chanel aged calfskin ballerinas, S$990

Photo: Chanel

“My Chanel ballet flats take me everywhere. The neutral ones are great for work, the brightly coloured ones are perfect for weekends, and the metallic or tweed ones are ideal for dinners!” — Joyce Cheo, Senior Content Specialist (Beauty), Digital Trending Desk


6. Bata ladies mules, S$43.95

Photo: Bata

“To most, the Bata brand is synonymous with white shoes for kids. But the brand actually has many stylish options at an affordable price. I like that they are fashionable yet oh-so-comfortable. I have three pairs, and none of them have ever given me any blisters. This pair is my go-to piece for all occasions. They are easy to slip into and can be worn with both your work ensemble and your regular weekend sundress.”— Joy Fang, Associate Editor, Digital Trending Desk


7. Church’s burwood glossed-leather brogues, US$527.19 (S$714.98), from Net-a-Porter

Photo: Net-a-Porter

“A pair of classic brogues is perfect for work. Formal yet versatile, you can dress like a boy in chic pants or pair it with a dress to look girly. Either way, HR can’t fault you when you’re in brogues.” — Donson Chan, Stylist, NUYOU Singapore


8. Christian Dior J’adior patent calfskin slingback shoe, £690 (S$1,236.16)

Photo: Christian Dior

“What’s there not to like about this pair of Dior slingbacks? It is comfy and easy to wear, and the nude colour and pointed toe make the legs look longer and slimmer.” — Hayley Zhang, Fashion Writer, ICON Singapore


9. Valentino Rockstud caged sandal 100mm, S$1,100

Photo: Valentino

“I’m a proponent of a good pair of statement shoes such as these Rockstuds from Valentino. This pair can instantly jazz up and add character to the simplest of looks to the most haphazardly thrown together outfits on a tired work morning — or any other morning to be honest.” — Ho Guo Xiong, Digital Content Specialist (Fashion & Lifestyle), Digital Trending Desk