I love handbags.
I love, love, love shoes.
The challenge is finding just the right ones to support a busy life with a demanding career…I mean a girl only needs so many weekend and cocktail options.
Plus, it’s extra tricky finding work appropriate bags and shoes to wear during the warmer months. Since daylight lasts longer that means more social engagements after work requiring extra room in your already over-stuffed bag; and shoes, well, they need to allow your feet to breath to cool your body temperature while still complying with company dress code policies, be budget-friendly and versatile, feel comfy and, of course, look super stylish.
I know the shopping criteria list is a mile long, so you can imagine my excitement when I found several options. I got a little carried away, but I know you’re crunched for time too and we need all the help we can get!
Here’s a collection of some of my favorite, office-friendly bags and shoes currently available to jumpstart your summer shopping:
- JCrew Etta Cap Toe Pumps
- Banana Republic Liza Pumps
- DVF Alina Studded Pumps
- Sigerson Morrison Sky Slingbacks
- Tory Burch Careen Loafers
- JCrew Etta Bead-Stitch Pumps
- Kate Spade NY Licorice Pumps
- Coach Terri Sandals
- Studio Pollini Raffia Sandals
- Jeffrey Campbell Pierre Wedges
- KORS Michael Kors Vivian Wedge Slingbacks
- JCrew Lillian Patent Wedges
- Derek Lam Bijiou Sandals
- Sigerson Morrison Calee Sandals
- Steve Madden Nanncy Wedges
- JCrew Straw Flats
- Rebecca Minkoff Idelle Woven Flats
- Belle Sigerson Morrison Andromeda Flats
- JCrew Darby Stripped Loafers
- Report Silverton Dorsay Flats
- Loeffler Randall Luella Mignon Sandal
- Opening Ceremony Fisherman Sandals
- Schutz Angelica Ankle Strap Sandal
- JCrew Allie Gladiator Sandals
- BC Footwear Independence Day Sandals
- Corso Como Talia Sandals
- L.A.M.B. Ciara Sandals
- French Connection Kirsten Sandals
- BCBG Allie Whip-Stitch Satchel
- JCrew Biennial Linen-Leather Satchel
- Rebecca Minkoff Dylan Tote
- Rebecca Minkoff Brett Brief Bag
- Rebecca Minkoff Box Weave Bonnie Satchel
- JCrew Biennial Satchel
- Vince Camuto Perforated Tote
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Chicret Bag
- Christopher Kon Alisson Tote
- Rebecca Minkoff Python Jayden Satchel
- Botkier Wanderlust Woven Tote
- Lauren by Ralph Lauren Chantilly Tote
- JCrew Colorblock Tartine Satchel
- JCrew Biennial Hobo Bag
- Rachael Ruddick East West Shopper Tote
What are your non-negotiables when it comes to buying a handbag or shoes for work? Do you find it easy to meet your shopping requirements? Please share!
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