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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

 

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The peep-toe flat

According to Irene Kim, vice president at Toronto-based style consultancy La Closette, a peep-toe flat is best paired with a clean, slim cigarette pant. Nine West Baybrynne Peep-Toe Flats ($120), at ninewest.ca. MUST-READ: 50+ summer shoe trends to try now

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The printed pump

"Wear these with a knee-length shift dress in a hue that you've pulled out from the myriad of colours in the floral print," says Kim. J. Crew Elsie Printed Pumps ($298 USD), at jcrew.com. GALLERY: How to wear sneakers this summer

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The embellished sandal

The jewels on these sandals elevate their casual silhouette, taking them from street to office-A-OK. Kim recommends playing up the sporty vibe with a belted shirt dress. Zara Leather Crossover Sandals With Jewels ($39.99), at zara.com. GALLERY: 10 shoes to wear instead of flip-flops

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The slingback

"I love slingback heels with cropped trousers," says Kim. "Cropped trousers can often make your legs look shorter, but the slingback heel works to lengthen them again." Kate Spade Jax Heels ($328 USD), at katespade.com. GALLERY: The only 10 summer fashion pieces you need

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The metallic heel

"For more conservative offices, keep your metallics brushed and muted versus ultra shiny," advises Kim. Aldo Aenaria Pumps ($90), at aldoshoes.com. GALLERY: 10 chic summer LBDs for every budget

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The wedge sandal

Wedge sandals can often look more beachy than boardroom. Kim's advice? "Reserve them for Casual Fridays and pair them with a summery A-line sundress." Browns Wedge Sandals ($69.98), at brownsshoes.com. GALLERY: What the ELLE Canada editors are wearing to work this week

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The ankle-strap sandal

"Ankle-strap sandals can also appear to shorten the the leg," warns Kim. "Wear them with cropped pants or a voluminous knee-length (or longer) skirt to take the focus away from the leg length (via visible skin) and redirect it to your fabulous outfit." Michael Kors Natasia Elaphe Sandals ($375 USD), at net-a-porter.com. MUST-READ: 8 new rules of summer hemlines

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The lace shoe

Lace shoes are sure statement makers. "When wearing them to work, keep the rest of the outfit clean and minimal so not to compete," says Kim. Kirkwood Embroidered Lace Mid-Heel Sandals ($790), at matchesfashion.com. GALLERY: Super fun summery jewellery under $50

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The patterned loafer

"A blouse plus pleated skirt equals conservative, but add a pair of patterned loafers and the outfit suddenly becomes hip," Kim explains. "But be cautious if you're petite – loafers can look like blocks on the feet for shorter women." Charles Philip Shanghai Inna Polka Dot Pointy Toe Skimmer ($129), at theseptember.com. GALLERY: 10 totally OTT must-have summer sunglasses

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10 prettiest shoes to wear to work now

The pastel pump

An all-pastel outfit can look a little too sweet for the workplace. Kim suggests pairing pretty pastel heels with classic basics, like reds, navy blues, blacks and whites.  Ted Baker Zenadia Pointed Court Shoe ($102 USD), at tedbaker-london.com. GALLERY: 10 shockingly nice summer bags under $100

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