Work Essentials

Whether you are transitioning from school to work or just simply need to update your work wardrobe, Footcandy has a few tricks that will help you look like a sophisticated working woman. Remember to invest in good quality basic pieces because they can be interchangeable and will without a doubt offer an array of outfits. Also it is important to note that classic designs do not mean one is conservative or old-fashioned, however with the appropriate accessories (shoes, jewelry, scarves, etc.) combined with the current trends one will look sophisticated yet modern. This is the ideal look that the modern working gal should strive to emulate.

Here are our 5 basic pieces that every working woman should have in her wardrobe.

1. Coats and Blazers:

A great blazer or trench coat can beautify just about any outfit. When choosing a blazer or trench coat make sure that the jacket highlights your waist, fits you in the shoulders and the arms are long enough to cover your wrists. Additionally, your blazer should be classic in cut but modern hues and hardware will give you the contemporary look you are looking for. Here are a few coats and jackets that are available at our Footcandy Sonoma and St. Helena locations:

Rebecca Minkoff – F126411 – $698
Lilly Pulitzer – Leighton – $178

2. Handbag or Tote:

One of the most significant pieces that a professional woman can have is a tailored handbag or tote. This propels the image of the ‘organized woman.’ Additionally, one should keep their bag neutral in tone because it will allow you too transition from outfit to outfit. Here are a few handbags and totes that are our favorites, view them at – Kate Spade – PXRU3179 – Christian Louboutin – 3120255 – Jimmy Choo – Rosalie-eel

3. The Perfect Shoes:

The staple black pump is the most common footwear seen in the office but we at Footcandy say mix it up! While we agree that every woman should have a black pump in their wardrobe, we however, believe that you should have the perfect ankle boot, knee high boot and flat to get you through different seasons at work. But perhaps the best advice we can give when choosing your favorite work shoes is to make sure it is comfortable!! Here are a few shoes that you should view at that we think embodies the professional woman: – Jimmy Choo – Alias – Tory Burch – Bristol – Footcandy – Page – Available in Multiple Colors – Steven Dann – Katherine – Available in multiple colors – Kate Spade – Lively – Giuseppe Zanotti – I26179

4. Blouses and Sweaters:

When searching for the perfect sweater and blouse one must always keep color in mind. While your blouse should be a solid color your sweater should project texture and pattern. These items are essential to complete an office look so make sure that each piece is tailored to your body type. So pick a style that flatters your figure! Here are some of our favorite blouses and sweaters available for the working gal at Footcandy Sonoma or St. Helena:

Equipment Blouses in an array of colors!!
Bailey 44 – 406-5132 – $180

5. Wide Leg Trousers:

A wide leg trouser that is neutral in tone and is one of the most essential pieces a working woman should have in her wardrobe. Whether it is navy, brown, gray, black, khaki, etc, a wide leg trouser will pair with an array if professional blouses and sweaters. The best part about a wide leg trouser is that it flatters most figures and projects sophistication and contemporary style. Here are a few of our favorite wide leg trousers available at our Footcandy St.Helena and Sonoma locations:

Theory – Wide Leg Trouser

We hope these tips help you update your professional wardrobe!


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