How many shoes do you own that complement your work wardrobe? If you're like most people, you likely have a pair of black shoes that you wear with all your formal attire. Since an outfit isn't complete unless it's accessorized right, it's important to have the proper shoes to match all your work wear too. Here are the top five pairs you should own:

1) Formal shoes:

Men Black derby shoes

Women brown espadriles shoes

Let's start with the basics. Everyone should own a pair of suitable formal shoes that can be worn daily to work. Corporate wear is typically based on neutral shades such as black, brown, beige, white and grey. Therefore, ideally, shoes too should complement the clothes.

The Derby remain an ideal choice for men since it's a classic design that's ideal for everyday wear. In a similar fashion, women should own pumps (like the one pictured above) or slingbacks since heels add the right bit of femininity to corporate wear.

2) Casual shoes

Mens grey colour grey shoes

Womens red color sandal

Fridays give you a chance to wear casual shoes to work. Instead of just wearing worn sneakers to the office, wear well-designed shoes that go with your chosen outfit of the day.

All men should own at least one pair of loafers to wear with their chinos or linen trousers. Just make sure you don’t wear it with socks. Similarly, women can use Friday as an excuse to wear something colorful and flirty like this tomato red peep-toe ballet flats with cutout uppers.


3) Sport shoes

Men grey green sneaker shoes

     Women black espadriles shoes

Corporates are nowadays invested in the mental and physical well-being of their employees. Therefore company-sponsored sporting events are becoming more popular.

Men can invest in a pair of smart sneakers to match their sportswear on such days. Similarly, women can buy walking shoes or running shoes that have padded uppers and lugged soles for days when they’ll have to spend time outdoors.

 4) Ethnic shoes

Men black sandal slipper

Women brown flat slipper

Ethnic days are becoming more popular at workplaces, even among multinational companies based in India. This is when everyone is encouraged to wear Indian apparel. Apart from that, most companies celebrate Indian festivals too. Therefore, it's important to have a few nice pairs of ethnic shoes in your shoe wardrobe.

A pair of black or brown leather sandals would go well with most ethnic wear options for men. Women have a broader range to choose from, but a simple pair of slip-on sandals with embellished straps would be a good place to start.

 Now that you have our easy tips, go ahead and shop for footwear that goes with your work wardrobe. And if you’re short on time, try buying your footwear online!